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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 5 Responses Jul 5

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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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    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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    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

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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 4 Responses Dec 11

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ‚ÄúWhen a child first catches adults out‚ÄĒwhen

    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‚ÄĒhis world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F Dec 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 just love classical music, makin love to a lady on the tune of classical music is soo hot!!!
    jackazee jackazee 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I grew up very poor, but my mother listened to classical music and instilled in me a deep appreciation for it as well. When Amadeus came to theaters, we were blown away. We could...
    LottieDa LottieDa 41-45, F Dec 15

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    I adore classic rock! Does anyone else live through old albums, CDs, and iPods with old jams instead of the radio?
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 10

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    Watching Doctor Zhivago. One of the best tragic romances in my opinion. The deep passion Yuri and Lara have between them always leaves me longing for a romance such as theirs. But...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major) complete
    IntoThisDream IntoThisDream 26-30, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Vivaldi!!!!
    crandall71 crandall71 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Now Listening to an upbeat piano sonata from Beethoven. Fitting to start this beautiful and sunny, snow covered day.ūüé∂
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 28

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    My favourite pianist Yuja Wang! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1fgo7hp-Ko
    Susanna96 Susanna96 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a
    FromTheWindow FromTheWindow 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    Chopin and Beethoven are my favorites.
    blackrabbit815 blackrabbit815 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz
    HelloPlanetEarth HelloPlanetEarth 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 2

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    Beethoven's 5th Symphony
    HelloPlanetEarth HelloPlanetEarth 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Beethoven - 7th Symphony - 2nd movement
    SeriouslySusan SeriouslySusan 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven
    SeriouslySusan SeriouslySusan 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I am a product of my parents' generation of music. Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne... I'll take the worst of their songs over a lot of modern...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 4

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    Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
    SeriouslySusan SeriouslySusan 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I was listening to the Allman Brothers live at the Beacon box set. it's from a 2009 performance on which they were joined by Eric Clapton for four song which included Layla. The...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Tony Orlando & Dawn ~ Tie A Yellow Ribbon (1973)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    anybody into old Ford Broncos? currently working on a 1970 302 Wagon. it's sat in a field for over 20 years
    jax632 jax632 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    Fire - The Pointer Sisters
    AnnRhodes AnnRhodes 18-21, F Dec 11

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