I Love Classic Literature

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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

    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

    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

    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

    Can't believe i'd waited this long to read

    Harper Lee's 'to kill a mockingbird'ūüė®
    Mercury90 Mercury90
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 5, 2014

    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

    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
    66-70, M
    Dec 10, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Epic

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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses May 10, 2013
    jennaveivea jennaveivea
    36-40, F
    Aug 30, 2014

    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

    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

    “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, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    One of my favorite scenes ever. From David lynch's classic Wild at Heart: http://youtu.be/6UocVDjpCJA
    Pleiotropic Pleiotropic
    46-50, M
    Apr 21
    I find classical music heavenly, particularly if it comes from an opera, those are the best.
    moondiva moondiva
    36-40, F
    Apr 20
    The are the shoes I wear, when we go to car shows in my husbands 1969 Road Runner, same color:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    My husbands Road Runner with the stock rally wheels, he HATES these wheels, but they are stock and make the car original, LOL:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Apr 20
    Rock and roll always gets me pumped!!! Classic rock too! Love it!!!
    InLoveWithTheSun InLoveWithTheSun
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    This was my husbands Road Runner when he found it in Virginia, and then restored it!!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 20
    I love the back end of this car:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    Apr 19
    He tried the Rally wheels and didn't like them:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 19
    This car is IMMACULATE!!!!!! He works so hard on them:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    The Road Runner in her house:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    My husbands 1969 Road Runner, getting her ready for a spring fling on May 1, 2016:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    Apr 19
    Music is my trigger...listening to Rapsodie Espagnole. I don't know if it's ripping him from me or making me want to go back to him. Beautiful how it makes you weak and gives you...
    BernadetteAshley BernadetteAshley
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    I think we are taking the Duster with us to:) My husband is wiping her down:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    Apr 16
    I LOVE this car because I have the exact car in 2015, Dodge Hellcat!!!!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Apr 16
    Change of PLANS, Road Runner staying we are loading up the Dodge Challenger!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    This is my husbands pull truck for his classic car trailer, Dodge Ram 3500!!!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    Apr 16
    My husband has a car show today, I help as much as I can, he let me back his Dodge Ram up to the trailer. Its tough in these heels but he wants me in them and I do it for him, LOL
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Apr 16
    I'm not an 80s baby, but I wish that music today was like it was back then. Song examples? Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses Photograph - Def Leppard Separate Ways - Journey...
    OmiB OmiB
    16-17, M
    Apr 13
    Last night my husband put this on his classic car, saying my input was missing, LOL, he loves leather high heels, LOL:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 10
    STUDEBAKER AVANTI (1963/1964). (YT clip here). A resolutely modern car for its era, as the name implies. What they did here was create a kind of European GT, only made in the USA...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 9
    Such a classic Getz song; cheers me up and calms me down whenever I feel stressed. The rich saxophone almost feels like a comforter :) https://youtu.be/UJkxFhFRFDA.
    Pheeeb Pheeeb
    16-17
    Apr 9
    I loved the 2000s, when for the most part I could find a ton of music I was actually into which could turn into "classics"
    msingenuous msingenuous
    22-25, F
    Apr 9
    Wow I can't believe that I'm even writing about this they say writing is therapeutic and I always used to write but haven't in 5 years when my life changed forever. I always knew...
    Danielleirisgene Danielleirisgene
    31-35, F
    Apr 7
    Seismic Activity at Hank Williams Grave Hits Low After Chris Stapleton Wins A natural phenomenon that has been baffling scientists at the University of Alabama for years has taken...
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 7
    I love chatting with her for hours! She's really cheeky and funny and lovely! I love all the weird things we talk about that I probably wouldn't talk about with anyone else. Even...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 7
    This is the original version of The Moody Blues, "Nights in White Satin" with the poem at the end. It is off of their "Days of Future Passed" album. On the original version the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 7
    My life is just so cold, everyday people expect me to do anything alone, and just keep carrying on, but I can't. I have had some friends in the past, but they all left me, or even...
    GentleReader GentleReader
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    white town your woman this is very classic,i'm obssessed with this song https://youtu.be/_rGs4ysA2_M
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 6
    I began writing with the intent to develop it as an art form sometime around 2011. Reading has helped the process a great deal: literature, generally about 3-4 books a month, and...
    hartfire hartfire
    56-60, F
    Apr 6
    Silly Wizard - Blackbird I am a young sailor My story is sad Though once I was carefree And a brave sailor lad I courted a lassie By night and by day Ah but now she has left me And...
    Dafhunter Dafhunter
    22-25, M
    Apr 5
    I never ever thought about love much until last year. I am a commitment phobe. I hated commitment but I was always curious to see if people would help me get over it. I was always...
    lifeseemstosuck lifeseemstosuck
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    Crazy by Aerosmith https://youtu.be/NMNgbISmF4I Come here, baby You know you drive me up the wall The way you make good on all the nasty tricks you pull Seems like we're makin...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5
    Crying by Aerosmith https://youtu.be/qfNmyxV2Ncw There was a time When I was brokenhearted Love wasn't much of a friend of mine The tables have turned - yeah 'Cause me and them...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5
    Walk This Way by Aerosmith https://youtu.be/5UFFa1HbFfA Backstroke lover always hidin' 'neath the cover 'Till I talked to my daddy he say He said, "You ain't seen noting 'Till...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5
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