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Blog a Penguin Classic 
10th-Aug-2007 12:28 pm
Thanks to strange_complex, I have signed up to blog a Penguin Classic: They are going to send me a copy of Karl Marx' Early Writings, in return for which I have promised to review it within 6 weeks of receipt.

Free book! Yay!

(Only available to UK and Eire residents)


In other news, avariel_wings has persuaded me to try my hand RPing someone I'm going to have to do actual research for. So in that vein, can anyone recommend places to start learning about the educational system, philosophical discourse and especially the status of women in the 18th century?
10th-Aug-2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
Wow that's a really cool idea... *goes to look at blogging a classic*
10th-Aug-2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
The 18th century was the 1700's, right? I'm never sure about that...
10th-Aug-2007 01:12 pm (UTC)

Just remember the first century started with 00, and you're sorted.
10th-Aug-2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
My interest in the role of women in society is focussed largely on the mid-1800's, so I don't think I can help you, I'm afraid.

What's your favourite "classic" book? Or who is your favourite "classic" author?
10th-Aug-2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
That's a shame. I'm currently reading A Vindication on the Rights of Women because it's there, but I want to look even earlier, get it in context. I imagin I'll be starting with my own history of science background and going from there.
10th-Aug-2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
My Longman Cultural Edition of that book included a selection of other quite useful articles. If you like, I can write down a list of the articles and send it to you, if you wanted to look them up on your own.
10th-Aug-2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
I would love that!

I'm really enjoying even the introduction to Vindication - it's disturbingly still relevant, isn't it?
10th-Aug-2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
I just signed up and am getting a copy of The Long Valley! Awesome. :D *does a little dance*
10th-Aug-2007 01:42 pm (UTC)


To think I nearly went to work for them. What, their US offices are too cheap to give us free books?

... actually, I believe that, as the reason I didn't go to work for them was that they interviewed me and then went on a six-month hiring freeze. D:
10th-Aug-2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
... though now, ambitious-feeling as I am, I am tempted to do my own blogging of classical works of literature. It was what my degree was supposedly in, after all. *ponders making viridian.mirkat.net my reviews site*
10th-Aug-2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
That is such a neat idea! I am totally bookmarking that blog, it'll make for a good list of books I never read but really should get around to sometime.
10th-Aug-2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
The Mark Steel Lecture on Marx was great (the tv version). Can't find it on youtube, but they've got the audio version:

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