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I Love Classic Literature

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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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    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'😨
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F Aug 30

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    “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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    I love classic music ilke the song is I just called to say I love you wat u like
    hmkspain hmkspain 16-17, M Aug 25

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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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    I have always love Classic, Jazz, the good old songs.There was this one time, I spent the night at a friend's house.He married a doctor.His wife was the doctor on call that night...
    NonchalantEros NonchalantEros 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 3

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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 3 Responses Aug 23

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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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    문명진 ( Mun Myeong Jin) : 슬픔만은 아니겠져 ( It's Not Just Sadness)This is classic with new arrangements. I love the RnB souls he injected in. 
    NonchalantEros NonchalantEros 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love love love the harp in this song😍❤️, I can't wait till I get my harp😍❤️❤️.
    OutOfSight23 OutOfSight23 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I love this song 😍. Lol idk who that cellist is thou.
    OutOfSight23 OutOfSight23 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Love that guy (Yo-Yo Ma) lol.
    OutOfSight23 OutOfSight23 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I love old rock music. It's just awesome
    forders forders 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Anything you would suggest?
    UrANUS101 UrANUS101 18-21, F Aug 28

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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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    I like by the Beetles: Revolution
    DoctorJon13 DoctorJon13 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Pavane, by Fauré   
    randGirl randGirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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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 Aug 27

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    Chopin. Bizet. Ravel. Debussy. Saint-Saens.
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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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 3 Responses Aug 31

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    St Matthew Passion by JS Bach.... That opening chorus seems to well from deep within and from that moment forward it's impossible not to be moved by the real 'passion' of the music...
    Ringcraft Ringcraft 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    The peace and relaxation it gives and brings.
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Nights Are Forever Without You - England Dan & John Ford Coley
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Sep 7

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    58 Minutes of Pure EcstasyBeethoven's Triple Concerto and Fantasy ChoralDaniel Barenboim Conductor & pianistYo Yo Ma cellistIzchak Perlman ViolinistBerliner Philharmoniker
    betweenhereandthere betweenhereandthere 61-65, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Anybody here listened to Max Richter's music??
    joshuamagneto joshuamagneto 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I also love Classic Disco. Boogie & put your high platform shoes, to the dance floor. Groovy to this lovely song of The Bee Gees "You Should Be Dancing"
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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