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What is your favorite 19th century novel, written by a woman? 

33%
52 deviants said Pride and Prejudice
17%
27 deviants said Jane Eyre
16%
25 deviants said Frankenstein
10%
16 deviants said Wuthering Heights
10%
15 deviants said Other (please comment)
9%
14 deviants said Little Women
3%
5 deviants said North and South (by Elizabeth Gaskell)
2%
3 deviants said Uncle Tom's Cabin
0%
No deviants said Consuelo (by George Sand)

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stargatequeen Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Persuasion by Jane Austen and/or evelina by fanny burney.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wasn't Evelina written and published in the 1770s? I'm pretty sure it was.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I've voted for Jane Eyre, not surprisingly, since it's one of my comfort books. I've never read Austen (though I watched all the movies), neither I have read other books in this list except for Wuthering Heights (which is a close second) and Little Women.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, you know how much I love "Jane Eyre"... I think it's the only 19th century novel that I've actually read more than once (this doesn't count novellas and short stories).
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RococoAtelier Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I love Northanger Abbey.. though, was it written at the very end of the 18th century.. I'll have to check. It's Jane Austen anyway.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It was published in 1817, so it counts, I think. :)
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:iconrococoatelier:
RococoAtelier Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Yep! That's what I was remembering.
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Persuasion.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a great book.
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yeah it is. :D
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Waya-etsa Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
An Old Fashioned Girl, by Louisa May Alcott - I always preferred it to Little Women.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! :)
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Liebe-Siegt-Alles Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't read any of these *Big shame* I really should. I have seen "Uncle Tom's Cabin" as a play, but that doesn't count... I love to read books placed in 19th century, but I think the books I have read were written in 20th or 21th century...

Is that "The Secret Garden" the one written by Frances Hodgson Burnett? Wasn't it written in 1911?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh man, you're right! I need to use wiki more often when putting these polls together... I'll have to remove it as an option. Oops... :blushes:
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Liebe-Siegt-Alles Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone can make a little mistake =D If you'll sometimes ask about books placed in 19th century but written later, I will surely be there with lots of books! ^^
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Blue-Hawk-Dreaming Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Writer
P'n'P, but North and South and Wuthering Heights tie for a close second.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool, thanks for sharing! :)
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Rem-Gottingen Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Voted for The Secret Garden. Also love Jane Eyre, Frankenstein and Little Women. But were is Consuelo by George Sand? :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I just realized I put two Gaskell books up there. Oops! I replaced "Wives and Daughters" with "Consuelo." :)
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Alene Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
North and South is my favourite, but very closely followed by Wives and Daughters and Persuasion. =D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I need to read some Elizabeth Gaskell as some point...
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Alene Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
She's one of my favourite authors (although I don't like Ruth Maybe I should read it again, I had it on audiobook before). She gets lovely imagery into her writing, which Austen doesn't really do (not that I don't love Austen as well, but her books aren't so 'visual' =)) and she's quite sarky at times, too. It's such a pity that she never finished Wives and Daughters.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, Wives and Daughters wasn't finished? I thought it was!
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Alene Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
No, Gaskell died when there was still about a chapter to go, so the lovely happy ending is (in my version, at least) covered in a write up of the notes she left. So we know what happens, but not how, which is a real pity. =( The BBC came up with their own ending when they filmed it in 99 – I haven't seen the earlier BBC version, so I don't know what happened in that one.
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cheshire-pirate Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen! (And I can't believe that one one has voted for Uncle Tom's Cabin.)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not surprised-- I included it because it's so famous, but I don't know a lot of people who've read it, other than me.
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cheshire-pirate Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
It's so good, though! People don't know what they're missing.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It is surprisingly enjoyable. :D
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NatAsplund Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
North and South! YUS!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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ladyjazzkiller Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually liked Sense and Sensability by Jane Austen more than I did Pride and Prejudice. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah? What did you prefer about it? :)
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ladyjazzkiller Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, I just found the story more interesting. I thought it was funnier, and I felt like I could relate more to the sisters than I could to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not such a big fan of S&S, but I haven't read any Austen since high school... I'm due for a reread. :)
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ladyjazzkiller Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I don't know many people who've read it or liked it too much. Don't get me wrong, I think P&P is wonderful but I just enjoy S&S more. :)
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Sarlet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is an amazing story, but it's not a novel, unfortunately. :)
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Organ-Brat Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Seconding this. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
But that's not a novel, it's a short story.
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