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I Love Classic Literature

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

    Harper Lee's 'to kill a mockingbird'ūüė®
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Jul 1, 2008

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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 2 Responses May 31

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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.‚ÄĚ ‚Äē John Steinbeck, The Pearl Absolute Favorite John Steinbeck book :)
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F Aug 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a classically trained violinist, so loving classical music is logical. I've played since age 8 and I'm 35 now. Studied at the Conservatory of Music and I am a instrumental...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I love classic music ilke the song is I just called to say I love you wat u like
    hmkspain hmkspain 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    From a very young age I like, no I love classical music. For example music by Beethoven (the 9th Symphony), or Rossini (Figaro). Or the fairytale in Music by Prokoviev: Peter and...
    Photosebastian Photosebastian 41-45, M Aug 6

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    I Love Classic Rock From the 70s. I downloaded on my phone as ringer. The former band called Christie "Yellow River" Great song ever! Lead vocal Jeff Christie.
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Ever since I was 14 or so I have loved listening to mostly 70's Classic Rock, I was born in 1979 so the music from that era appealed to me and the lifestyle I led at the time. The...
    wetsec wetsec 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    'Roman Holiday' Watching black and white classic movies at a Sunday lunch has a certain old world charm to it!
    atikin atikin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    One of the great discoveries for me and my husband in the realm of classical music (which we both love) was the playing of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, especially Bach. His...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F Aug 14

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    Does anyone else listen to classical music on a daily basis or is it just me? Lol. Camille Saint-Saens and Dvorak are my favorites by the way.
    OutOfSight23 OutOfSight23 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I love love love the harp in this songūüėć‚̧ԳŹ, I can't wait till I get my harpūüėć‚̧ԳŹ‚̧ԳŹ.
    OutOfSight23 OutOfSight23 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    They are timeless. I love Gene Kelly and Judy Garland films.
    autumnwinds20 autumnwinds20 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I love listening to Acdc, Guns n roses, Lita Ford ,Joan Jett & the blackhearts, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Queen, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath and many other bands they are awesome
    NancyCS NancyCS 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I love this song ūüėć. Lol idk who that cellist is thou.
    OutOfSight23 OutOfSight23 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Anything you would suggest?
    UrANUS101 UrANUS101 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYe6tmrFxbw
    TinyBell TinyBell 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Thumbelina drew back the pink and cerise shower curtain and stepped into the middle of our motel room. She was wearing a red silk kimono and white slippers and was putting on what...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M Aug 2

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    Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on a Jet Plane. My bags are packed and I'm cooling my heels at the airport. *Sighs*
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    ITS FUC.KING GREAT! :D YEAH!!!!!
    Noobzz Noobzz 18-21, M Aug 20

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    Vivaldi - The 4 seasons for example
    PeterDr PeterDr 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Listening to Steve Perry's, then BOTH Journey greatest hits albums. My work will be the most power-ballady ever tonight.
    SouthsideJake SouthsideJake 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I like by the Beetles: Revolution
    DoctorJon13 DoctorJon13 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Pavane, by Fauré   
    randGirl randGirl 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm only 25, and I like older TV shows better than new ones. Granted, I do have exceptions (Mythbusters, The Following, and Bob's Burgers being a few), but for the most part, I...
    nightpatroller78 nightpatroller78 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Chopin. Bizet. Ravel. Debussy. Saint-Saens.
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My favourite bands are The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, Pink Floyd, and some lesser known bands I recently discovered called Electric Prunes, Stoneground...
    JimmyKPage JimmyKPage 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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