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I Love Classic Literature

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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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    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F Aug 30, 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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    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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    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 12 Responses Jan 12, 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, 2014

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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 56-60, M Jan 19, 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 4 Responses Dec 11, 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 Dec 10, 2014

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    Epic

    Someone who can help me writing an epic for my literature class?
    adesed adesed 18-21, F Nov 10, 2013

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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 26-30, F Jul 1, 2008

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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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    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 3 Responses Oct 5, 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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    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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    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 love to read. Classic stuff.

    Dickens is good! I read lots of stuff. Some of it quite weird too!
    Grenard93 Grenard93 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses May 10, 2013

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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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    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, 2014

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    When the spring weather is not to hot and not to cold when its just right.I will open up the garage slide behind the wheel of my restored 1968 mustang coup.Fire up the bored out...
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    My mood pretty much dictates what I'll listen to, it can be from any group from Abba to Zeppelin, but no Rap or way out there Jazz, it's just not for me. I mainly like hard and...
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    Stop erasing the fact Tchaikovsky was gay (and sexy as hell in his youth) 2k16
    HyacinthMay HyacinthMay 13-15, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I am no expert, or even knowledgeable about the subject, but I often turn my radio onto the Classic FM channel and find it so soothing later on in the evening. It is funny because...
    AnEnglishGirlonEP AnEnglishGirlonEP 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi, I was wondering if I could get some Classical music recommendations. Little background - I like mainly piano/ Baroque type. I also love Chopin, Bach, and Satie... if that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    i've been wanting to watch some anime "classics". So far Trigun has been suggested to me, but im looking for others. What animes do you consider to be "classics"? or must watches...
    quirkysquirt9 quirkysquirt9 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It is more... Classic Eastern and Western spiritual traditions identify three ways of approaching life: the way of action, the way of knowing, and the way of feeling. It is...
    dvandva dvandva 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    The cars and the car culture of the 1960's. Never anything like it before nor since. Modern cars are safer and maybe better, but the car culture that was then will never be again...
    RealMustangGuy RealMustangGuy 51-55, M 6 Responses Feb 1

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    would love a 67 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
    dgjf123 dgjf123 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    The piano is one of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching instruments in the whole of the world. There are some classical pieces which really pull on my heart strings just because...
    QueenBrooke QueenBrooke 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    WOW, the 1st thing I see when I come home from work is my husband placed 1st place in the car show last night:) Him and girls had a blast, I will hear about it when they wake up...
    JennyTom JennyTom 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    This morning we waxed and wiped down my husbands 1969 Road Runner before he loved it in his trailer. He has a show tonight sadly I have to work!!!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 30

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    I absolutely love Leslie Caron films, cheesy I know....but there is something I like about her and how classic her films are.
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Currently listening to Mountain, Nazareth, The Band, Led Zeppelin, etc.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    All books written by Khalil Gibran, "Die letzte Liebe des Monsieut Armand" written by Francoise Dorner and "The death of Ivan Ilyich" written by Leo Tolstoi are my favourite books...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F Jan 29

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    I think Shock with Vincent Price Is understated and enjoyable. It's not a classic but I was surprised at how much I liked it. If you ever chance across it I implore you to let it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    Rock N Roll Playlist #27 Somebody To Love Jefferson Airplane When the truth is found to be lies And all the joy within you dies Don't you want somebody to love, don't you Need...
    music2inspireme music2inspireme 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Rock N Roll Playlist #26 Count on Me Jefferson Starship Precious love, I'll give it to you Blue as the sky and deep in the eyes of a love so true Beautiful face, you make me feel...
    music2inspireme music2inspireme 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 29

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