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I Love Classic Literature

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    “He had said, "I am a man,

    " and that meant certain things to Juana. It meant that he was half insane and half god.” ― John Steinbeck, The Pearl Absolute Favorite John Steinbeck book :)
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F Aug 12

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    Can't believe i'd waited this long to read

    Harper Lee's 'to kill a mockingbird'😨
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    Here's What I Like:

    Ben Jonson Christopher Marlowe Mary Shelley Charlotte Bronte Walter Raleigh (yes, he wrote literature)
    LaceinBlack LaceinBlack 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    I am a big fan of Les Miserables from Victor

    Hugo and The Count of Monte-Cristo from Alexandre Dumas. I literally spend most of my summer days reading these. I appreciate Hugo's writing style as he includes poetry, discourses and philosophy into his novel. Dumas was introduced to me by my father who voraciously read all of...
    loveVictorandDumas loveVictorandDumas 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I Must Have Read Them a Hundred Times.

    I love to read the classics, much more so than I do more modern novels.  My teacher from a young age taught me the joys of reading and I have never lost it.  I must have read Jane Eyre about a hundred times, Charles Dickens even more than that. I love the fact that you...
    shadowgirl shadowgirl 26-30, F Jul 20, 2008

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    Ladies And Gentlemen

    Gentlemen fawning Women preening Exposing their Bountiful bosoms White half moons To slavish grins Taunting teasing temptresses.... Men with sweeping bows low Tails swishing the floors softly Passions erupt behind Elegant suits, trousers leap Masking awaiting lust Under civility...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 7 Responses May 10, 2013

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    I'm So Old. How Old Are You?

     Well, some of the classical literature was written after I was born, that's how old.  I read Plato's Republic for fun when I was 15.  I'm not old enough to have met him face to face.  That would have been something.  How about Aristophanes?  Aren't...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 9 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    Anything

    I really like any kind of book, but I especially love the classics. Name one and I'll tell you about it....
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F Jul 1, 2008

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    My Heart Races.

    the style of writing is so thrilling. the ideas and morals are absolutely amazing. i love deciphering the eras. i'm working on the brothers karamazov. may take awhile, but so far so good. i decided last summer was going to be the summer of classics. of course i couldnt finish...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F Jan 11, 2009

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    Reading a Lot of W.b. Yeats

    I hadn't picked up any of it for a long time. It was amazing how much I actually remembered. Found my two favorites, Broken Dreams and All Soul's Night. So... I'm looking forward to going back into my books and seeing what other treasures are there.
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    The Scarlet Letter

    I love classic literature too.. some of it is so deep and moving,  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of my faves.. that and the Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
    FrogsBabygirl FrogsBabygirl 26-30, F Mar 23, 2008

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    I Am On A Mission...

    'to read every "classic" work ever printed,from now till..... I am currently working on "Wuthering Heights". Next will be For "Whom the Bell Tolls". I have already read many works so I have a good jump on my project.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    Ack!!!

    I just helped a friend wade through a light speed review of Renaissance English lit. Egads!!! I forgot how much I truly detest John Donne. But if I didn't before I do now. The person evaluating the course is absolutely enamored with his writings. Now ordinarily I wouldn't mind...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2009

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    I am kind of a selfish snob about it.

    Like I want to buy them all up and line them up on my shelf, and periodically romance with them... and run my finger along the spines down the rows, like, "I remember you..... you.... you... Oh, I sure do remember you... you were a good one...... I know you.....You kinda sucked...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Literature Love

    They  define  literature  as.... written work  especially   those  considered of  superior or  lasting  merit  it  is  the  art  of  written  work  . and  I  love  this  art   as  it is  related  to  life  and  refine  our thoughts  on  living...
    shap36 shap36 41-45, M Apr 12, 2012

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    So far I have the complete works of Dickens,

    Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Austen, all the Bronte and I have just completed my D.H Lawrence collection today, I'm so excited to start reading lady Chatterley's lover tonight. I'm working on getting everything by sir Walter Scott and George Elliot next. I can't get enough of books...
    fuerza23 fuerza23 22-25, F 1 Response May 31

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    Through classic literature we are at

    once in touch with authors of the past who transcend time with their literary wisdom and genius. Their love of life touches us to the core while reminding us of the brevity of life’s sojourn.
    iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M Jan 19

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    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F Aug 30

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    Epic

    Someone who can help me writing an epic for my literature class?
    adesed adesed 16-17, F Nov 10, 2013

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    Wuthering Heights

    This has got to be my all time favorite read. The complex characters, the gothic setting, the romance, the subterfuge. What really motivates Heathcliff? Was Cathy really that cold hearted and scheming? Who or what was outside the window? And are they together in death? ...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    So Many...

    I absolutely love the classics. I haven't found one that I didn't get completely wrapped up in! The depth of the writing in so many of these books amazes me. There is so much going on - and on so many levels - I can't put them down. I think that modern day literature is...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2008

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    Classics

    Victor Hugo. Alexandre Dumas. Francois Rabelais. Andre Malraux. Francoise Sagan. Simone de Beauvoir. Madame de Stael. Where can I start to discuss French literature. I love so many authors, so numerous I mention just seven here.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Gatsby!!

    I just found I can read The Great Gatsby online!  It's one of my favorites (  http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/  ) It's too bad my eyes get tired.. It would be wiser to get it from a library, but I'm not at one at the moment...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    When i was in grade school i had a resentment

    against reading the novels they told me i had to read so i would not read them but im reading them now and they are amazing.
    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F Aug 31

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    Top 10 Authors

    OK, here's my top 10 English speaking prose authors for this category.  Feel free to take issue with my choices! 1.  William Faulkner 2.  John Steinbeck 3.  Joseph Conrad 4.  Thomas Hardy 5.  Jane Austen 6.  Emily Brontë 7. ...
    fallentower fallentower 41-45, M 13 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    The Older the Better

    I love old books, not just classic literature, but old printings as well. I love the way they look and smell. I love reading classic stories and I find it interesting how many of them could be modern or are still relevant today. I love Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo. I would say...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 5 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    I absolutely love classical music. Like any kind of music, I am not always in the mood for it. It's the intellectual end of classical music that I love the most. It takes years...
    asnplaysrugby asnplaysrugby 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I love classic muscle cars and southern blues😎
    mihael011 mihael011 46-50, M Nov 1

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    I was so inspired...reading 455Cargirl's story...I thought of this movie immediately. Now....455Cargirl...I don't know if you consider a 1976 Powder Blue AMC Pacer a classic car...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    Up until last two weeks ago I had a 1988 Mercedes 300E - late that night it was rear ended and totalled by a fellow who was not paying attention while he was driving. I was...
    pdqsailor1 pdqsailor1 51-55, M Nov 1

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    Classical music-- requiems, overtures, masses, and I think an adagio-- has saved my brain during a recent crisis. Before, I appreciated the great composers only when the time was...
    lc14503 lc14503 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I have a very broad and odd taste in music. I can listen to most things. Classical is definitely something I often go to. I remember in school a teacher told us the story of a...
    tripedge tripedge 31-35, M 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Donno if this is a "classic" but last night I watched 1981 Condorman What a rad movie. It looks like it was a huge budget movie. They built some cool props for it that couldn't...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Nov 11

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    My knowledge of classical music is very limited and I like mainly the powerful stuff that really stirs emotion in me. Here is a spectacular version of O Fortuna that I found on...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M Nov 5

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    You know what's awesome? A blend of both. Classical music has strong emotion, and great musical background, while rock has the instruments to bring great drama very quickly. If...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Nov 5

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    Related fact: some of the best electric guitarists are amazing classical players :) i think that's pretty cool :)
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Nov 5

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    Hi :) i never tried to listen to classic music but It's on my new year resolution list! the thing is i find these days songs very ..i don't know i just hate it.. so i decided why...
    trytrytry2 trytrytry2 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The Doors - Love Her Madly
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Oct 29

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    Nazareth - Love Hurts
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    Not my preferred choice to listen to. But, has to be said, if I hear Born to be wild,Layla,Ace of spades,Whole lotta love. Etc does put a tap in my toe,a grin on my face and brings...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 29

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    I love Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rush, The Who, Yes, Journey, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Deep Purple, Queen, Black Sabbath, Cream, Boston...
    letthemusicbeyourmaster223 letthemusicbeyourmaster223 16-17, F 11 Responses Nov 2

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    I heard a solo from Jacquline du Pré like months ago and I'm just now checking her out and I'm IN LOVE WITH HER!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is amazing, no one can touch her, her tone is...
    OutOfSight23 OutOfSight23 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    I love love love The Doors, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, AC/DC, Queen, Kid rock, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Lenny Kravitz, Genesis, and tonssssss more, but too lazy to...
    morgana777 morgana777 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    The Beatles, Zeppelin, Floyd, The Dead, The Who, Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Doors! As well as anything else from the 60s :) Wasn't born in the right...
    nomadchild nomadchild 16-17, M Oct 27

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    http://youtu.be/u9QLiefnoDE One of my favorites. :D
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    The Doors - Riders On The Storm
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    The Doors - People Are Strange
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    Bachman Turner Overdrive -Taking Care Of Business
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 29

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