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I Love Classic Literature

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Boxer91 Boxer91 22-25, F 1 Response May 31

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 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'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 3 Responses Jul 5

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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 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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    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 4 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 23, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I say I love classic movies I mean I love classic movies lol
    AustinLol69 AustinLol69 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i LOVEEE classic rock. that is music to my ears. anything from late 50s-early 90s. soooo GNR, The Beatles, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Scorpions, Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, AC/DC...
    HPF8 HPF8 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Deciding to get into classic Doctor Who is probably the best decision I've ever made as a Whovian. I know that there are some people out there who are skeptical to the classics...
    anonymuscrat anonymuscrat 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I always liked music of any kind. My favorite music is classical because it's symphonies is very instrumental, and they use the instruments that make the most beautiful sounds. My...
    juju786 juju786 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Guess what I've been playing? Pac-Man. It was my favorite video game when it first come out. Now, you can't beat the classics... nothing like the classics. I loved Arcade, Atari...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 15

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    Classic cars are a time capsule, especially ones that have been restored to how they looked rolling off the factory floor. The 50s with their tail fins echoing the era of the time...
    Pete70 Pete70 41-45, M Jul 5

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    Having a classic rock Sunday Bad company Black sabbath master of reality Cream ultimate cream Ccr 20 greatest hits Csn greatest hits Deep purple machine head Eagles hotel...
    Smigger1970 Smigger1970 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Tell me that Transformers WFC isn't a classic!
    SM1BLE SM1BLE 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    What do you think the most intensely romantic classical piece is? Here is my vote:
    P245 P245 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Legend of dragoon is a game I believe is a classic but there are some older games as well and some ps2 games as well
    ianbr3 ianbr3 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Some of my favorites written down over the years.. Ravel “Alborada Del Gracioso” (love it, dramatic, dark, castanets) Brahms “Variations on a theme of paganini” (wow...
    merguin merguin 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    Newest discovery , love rock music <3
    jasmineCK jasmineCK 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 13

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    "Goodbye To Love"-The Carpenters
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 17

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    Debussy ~ "Beau Soir" Violin ~ Joshua Bell Piano ~ Frederic Chiu
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    Have anyone of you guys listen at Rachmaninov (vespers) choir music? Wow you should do it!!!
    gaavcavc gaavcavc 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Frederic Chopin's Nocturnes - performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Anderson087 Anderson087 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 6

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    Having Fun with Windows Paint.Pink Floyd's Run Like Hell
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Jul 12

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    It just gives you that piece of mind that you can't find in any other music. I can listen to it and just forget all my worries and distresses and get lost in it. It's just complete...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M Jul 13

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    Simply stunning
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm working back to life a 69 land cruder with a 350 Chevy in it
    Shoebedo Shoebedo 56-60, M Jul 14

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    My father and I are working on a 1932 ford roadster model b and we have completed a 1930 ford roadster model a
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M Jul 20

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    Look at this thing. It's like sex...with wheels. Nothing comes close to being prettier than this, i'll have one of these sitting outside my house one day.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Hey guys just thought I'd write about one of favourite things in the world good old fashioned rock, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Saxon, Judas Priest, Kiss, and the list goes on. I...
    Barmybrummy84 Barmybrummy84 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    - Fleetwood Mac - The Eagles - The Rolling Stones - AC/DC - The Beatles - Huey Lewis & The News - ZZ Top - Talking Heads I love classic rock. Nothin' beats the oldies! am I...
    KellySweetzz KellySweetzz 13-15, F 13 Responses Jul 3

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    I love classic country the new stuff is bs. George jones, hank Williams and the hag would be disappointed now days
    abbyseaney abbyseaney 16-17, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I ******* love classic rock and old muscle cars. And I'm a 16 year old girl.
    Maq98 Maq98 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "In a world gone plastic, baby you're so classic..." I love that line, and I try to be classic in a world gone plastic.
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Jul 15