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Open-Peacemind
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Good Classics?

I would like to know really good classics..

I will take any suggestion.:smileyhappy:

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Re: Good Classics?

White Fang, by Jack London
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Re: Good Classics?

Anything by Dickens, Jane Austen, or the Brontes.  Vanity Fair by Thackeray.  Tom Jones by Fielding.  And lots and lots of others!

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Re: Good Classics?


dulcinea3 wrote:

Anything by Dickens, Jane Austen, or the Brontes.  Vanity Fair by Thackeray.  Tom Jones by Fielding.  And lots and lots of others!


I guess you wouldn't agree with the sentiment expressed by Mark Twain about Jane Austin, in a letter to Joseph Twichell, 13 September 1898 : "Every time I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone."

 

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Re: Good Classics?


chesspain wrote:

dulcinea3 wrote:

Anything by Dickens, Jane Austen, or the Brontes.  Vanity Fair by Thackeray.  Tom Jones by Fielding.  And lots and lots of others!


I guess you wouldn't agree with the sentiment expressed by Mark Twain about Jane Austin, in a letter to Joseph Twichell, 13 September 1898 : "Every time I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone."

 


No, I guess I wouldn't.  Although I also love Twain.

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Re: Good Classics?

The Great Gatsy obviously:smileyhappy:, The Bell Jar, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick...

Some "newer" Classics: Catcher in the Rye, 1984, Animal Farm, Watership Down

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Re: Good Classics?

Thank you!

They all seem really interesting!!

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Re: Good Classics?

I'm with dulcinea on her picks. I favor Dickens and Wilke Collins also.

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Re: Good Classics?

I've loved several by H. G. Wells, such as The Time Machine, and The Island of Dr. Moreau. Also 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. And Treasure Island is wonderful.

 

Also, I have to recommend our versions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series, which has all the original illustrations. I know most people won't believe this, but I'd recommend the Oz books in general, and our versions in particular, even if I wasn't involved in publishing them. The Oz stories are wonderful, and it's a crying shame that many people read the free versions that are out there without realizing they are missing all the illustrations. We've published 5 so far (6th coming soon).

 

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Re: Good Classics?

I think one of my favorites is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, I finally sat down and started reading it and now I have a hard time doing other things (cleaning, cooking, etc), all I want to do is read it. It was surprising to me how easy it reads and how quickly Dumas pulls you into the story as the audience. I highly recommend it!

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Re: Good Classics?

The Postman Always Rings Twice, Catch-22, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, Brave New World----Start with those and you'll be hooked on classics.

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Re: Good Classics?

Austen, Austen, and more Austen.