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  1. #11
    Dax
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    Re: average length

    I'd define an epic as a story that embraces "big truths" that encompass the totality of the human experience. Generally, it deals with history and noble, heroic deeds.



  2. #12
    Brian
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    Re: average length

    Bernard,

    That was a good one. You got some people.

    Other epic novel examples would be:

    -The Devil Wears Prada
    -Good In Bed

  3. #13
    PamC
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    Re: average length

    Bernard,

    Yes, you got me! Am so glad you were joking.

    Here's another great Epic, Big Bad Wolf, by James Patterson!

    PamC

  4. #14
    Tracy
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    Re: average length

    Epic Novels:
    Cold Mountain, Hawaii, Gone with the Wind, The Big Sky, etcetera.

  5. #15
    Jane Forsman
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    Re: average length


    (Seriously) Lonesome Dove. Les Miserables.

    (Not so seriously) Bridget Jones's Diary.

  6. #16
    Mags
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    Re: average length

    My vote for epic goes to BABY, JULIUS OF THE WORLD.

    Figure that one out, if you can.

    Hint ... PB will know it.

  7. #17
    Mags
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    Ooops

    Correction: title should read, JULIUS, BABY OF THE WORLD.

  8. #18
    Bob Kellogg
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    Dictionary says....

    Here are the definitions from my dictionary, I suggest we styart with them:

    1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified laguage, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.

    2. A literaruy or dramatic composition that resembles an epic.

    3. A series of events considered appropriate to an epic.

    As a modifier: an epic poem.

    So, first of all, we're talking about a poem, hence Brady's mention of The Odyssey. If used as an adjective, like "an epic novel," it had better be extended and dramatic, and containing adventures.

    Bob K.

  9. #19
    Claire
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    Re: Dictionary says....

    I agree with Mags, and also agree that Julius IS the Baby of the World

  10. #20
    Franny T
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    Re: Dictionary says....

    Mags - I loved that book!

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