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PostPosted: January 31st, 2008, 12:16 am 
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I'd never read it either, but the Iliad is a universal classic. :yes: *continues to write down du Maurier books*


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I'd recommend:

the Witch of Blackbird Pond-its more of a children's story,but I still love it even now...Its about the Salem Witch trials in England..

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Oh, I'm such a huge fan of classic literature. But I'll try to limit my recommendations to a reasonable amount... ehehe...

<b>The Scarlet Pimpernal</b>: One of the most exciting, fun, and lighter reads of classic lit. Complete with a schmexi, fangirl-able main character. :yes:
<b>A Tale of Two Cities</b>: This could very probably be my favorite book ever. A great, great story that involves the sweetest love triangle of all time (with maybe an exception for HP's Snape/Lily/James.)
<b>Little Men</b>: I liked this one even better that Little Woman actually. The young boys were remarkably hilarious at times... and Jo as endearing as ever.
<b>Lord of the Flies</b>: Oh goodness... so deep, so thought provoking. I cried for an hour after I read it, but it was a good, serious cry. My recommendation is read it and form your own thoughts on the book before you go looking at others interpretations, because they can mess you up.
<b>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</b>: A bit angst-y and mature at times, it is still nonethless an excellent book, with very intriguing characters. Warning: the ending made me ANGRY. Do not read if you want to keep your temper down, eheh.
<b>Rob Roy</b>: Sir Walter Scott's written accents are to die for. Nuff said. Very adventuresome and romantic.
<b>A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court</b>: Very, very amusing book with some more serious twists. And Twain is the King of Dialogue in my opinion.
<b>The Sea Wolf</b>: Admittedly, I consider Jack London a very dull author, but this book is an exception. It has the AWESOMEST bad guy in it ever... or at least the most intriguing. A definite favorite.

You also might want to check into short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne or O. Henry. Both of them are really great authors.

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Classic literature is one of my favorite genres, too, but I should be able to list most of my recommendations here:
All the Jane Austen Novels
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
All of Shakespeare's plays
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (My favorite classical book!)
Anything by the Brontë sisters
A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Anything Sherlock Holmes (which is written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

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Thanks for all your suggestions peeps. :yes: I'm going to the library again tonight so I'll try and get some of the ones you suggested. :D

The only classic books I've read recently have been Wives and Daughters (brilliant), The Scarlet Pimpernel (one of my favourite books ever) and one of the many sequels to it The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel as well as The Phantom of the Opera (which incidentally the day after I read it, I bought it for £1 in a charity shop :teehee:)

On my list for tonight is:

3 Hornblower books
Lark Rise to Candleford
The Maltese Falcon ( I ♥ hardboiled crime books)
Any Scarlet Pimpernel books
The Railway Children (just re-watched the TV version so I may as well read the book)
Les Miserables
The Picture of Dorian Grey
Wahington Sqaure
Anything Mark Twain
Anything Louisa May Alcott

And of course, anything that catches my eye in the Classic Literature section. :-)

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hey! what have you been reading lately? I'm trying to get back into reading and am trying my hand at Elizabeth Gaskell, who apparently is very popular in the period drama literature circle. I'm beginning with Cranford, hopefully I'll like it!

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I'd reccomend the Iliad, and the Odyssey, both by Homer. (For a blind guy, he was an awesome author!)Though, either read a condensed version of the Iliad, or watch the movie Troy, if you find the former tome confusing. Careful though, they take a while. My old French teacher took a couple months to get through my copy, and my poor math teacher newver finished it.

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A few reccomendations..I'm sure people already suggested these,but,anyway...
Jane Eyre
The Secret Garden
Eight Cousins (Louisa May Alcott,and much better than Little Women,imo)
The Bronze Bow
Calico Captive
The Chronicles of Narnia
Nicholas Nickleby (Charles Dicken's best book,imo)
Short Stories by O.Henry(amazing story teller with the best twist at the end.."After Twenty Years" is my favorite story by him)

any Greek Mythology is amazing,too..I love to read it.


Oh,and Les. Mis. is wonderful,btw.:D

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I love Anna Karenia and some Jane Austen.

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ahh everyone has already mentioned my fav. classics (Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Frankenstein) but if you like Shakespeare I;d suggest reading some Tennyson.
I know he wrote poetry, but its so beautiful and most of his poems are actually stories anyway (The Lady of Shalott being my personal favourite).

And I know this isn't actually a classic but if you like P&P then try and read Mr Darcy's Diary (the one by Maya Slater) it shows Darcy's side of the events and reveals some interesting information about Miss Austen at the end...

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"Crime and Punishment" is my all time favorite. I'd mention the wonderous Victor Hugo as well, but somebody already did it for me. If you like bittersweet love stories then, "Wuthering Heights" is great. Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickenson to satify your weird poetry and opium induced short stories.

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I love The Phantom of the Opera and I adore THE COUNT OF MONTEY CRISTO *my favorite book ever*

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It doesn't really fit within the ideas of the others, but try "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro.
It's always on the list of must-read books, and is a favourite of mine. Definitely worth picking up, and a pleasure to read - it's hard to say that anything else is quite like it.

It's certainly a good practice to verse yourself in classics! ^_^

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^Remains of the Day was on the BBC list of classics that is circling on facebook at the moment, so you're right!
I tried to read it.. because my friend recommended it but I couldn't get past chapter one. It was so slow-paced that I lost interest. And this is saying a lot. Usually, when i start a book I finish it even if I have to force myself but this one just didn't do anything for me... It's on my list though so I'll give it another try soon. :)

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Alatáriël Telemnar wrote:
I love The Phantom of the Opera and I adore THE COUNT OF MONTEY CRISTO *my favorite book ever*


I read the Count of Monte Cristo ages ago but I remember that it was a really good book. Still, I liked the change they gave the plot in the movie version of 2002 better. It was of course alot less complex, but still happier. :)

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Remains of the Day is actually one of the worst books I have ever read. I love the film with Emma Thompson and was universally disappointed with the style of writing, the characters, the descriptions. Really, realluy boring.

Hats off to anyone even *thinking* this would make a good film, let alone actually making a fantastic film of it. Albeit quite changed.

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