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I Love Classic Literature

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    “When a child first catches adults out—when

    it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just—his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F Dec 14, 2014

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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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    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F Aug 30, 2014

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    HAMLET Monologue from the play by William

    Shakespeare HAMLET: To be, or not to be--that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep-- No more--and by a sleep to say we end...
    Olvidado Olvidado 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    It's sad to think that perhaps books will

    become a thing of the past. I don't own (and never will) a kindle or even read e-books as I love literally the smell and feel of books, the older the better. I love reading the classics and I remember a teacher who brought literature to life for his students because it was...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    He fell to the seat, she by his side.

    There were no more words. The stars were beginning to shine. How was it that the birds sing, that the snow melts, that the rose opens, that May blooms, that the dawns whitens behind the black trees on the shivering summit of the hills? One kiss, and that was all. Both trembled...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    DostoevskyForever DostoevskyForever 16-17, F Aug 21, 2014

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    I just finished reading Anna Karenin by Leo

    Tolstoy. Reading Anna Karenin for the first time felt a little like visiting Paris for the first time. You’ve heard a lot about the place before you go. Much of what you see you recognize from pictures and movies and books. You can’t help but think of the great writers and...
    Femininewiles Femininewiles 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    Les Miserables is a novel I've come to love

    with a passion. It doesn't matter how often I browse it's well worn pages, the power and beauty of Victor Hugo's speak to me. Maybe it's the hopeless dreamer in me that believes love can conquer all... This is one of my favorite passages, it matters not whether you're a man or...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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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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    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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    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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    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 two daughter's drive classic car's a 71 Pontiac LeMans and a 78 CAMARO. I also have an online magazine. www.crustycarmagazine.com
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    Classical music is just soooo passionate it's indescribable. Just finished listening to Mahler's 2nd symphony. It's simply powerful
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    Le Cygne / The Swan - Camille Saint-SaensOne of the most relaxing and soothing compositions in classical music.   
    VenusFactor VenusFactor 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Who loves the last movement of Brahms's 1st symphony in C minor?
    QuiteReal QuiteReal 18-21, M 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    A special place in my heart for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's piano concertos.
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Because nothing stifles a screaming meal more than a male soprano...Hannibal Lector knows this.
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    Ford Consul Mk. 1 (1950-1956) and Vauxhall Velox E Series (1951-1956).
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