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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
'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.
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...
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? ...
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
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...
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.
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
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...
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...
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...