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I Want to Read the Classics

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    Newer Novels

    The stories aren't as good. They tend to be either very poorly written or based on the classics. I'll skip to reading books which I know are going to be good.
    MyNamesNotFrench MyNamesNotFrench 31-35 1 Response May 26, 2012

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    Love Them

    I just finished Flaubert's 'Madame Bovary', and am now reading 'The Bhagavad-Gita'. Up next? Anna Karenina.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F May 12, 2011

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    Crime And Punishment

    Began reading Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, pretty heavy book. It is very introspective, and you really feel the torment of the main charecter. Just shortly after the crime has been commited...
    SonicMission SonicMission 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2009

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    Leo Tolstoy

    I've started reading Anna Karenina. This book so far reminds me of today someway ....  A man who is married to a woman who has bore him 7 children (2 died) and she just discovered he has a mistress. Needless to say the wife is taken aback -- and he is remorseful...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 17 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    Oscar Wilde

     Now I'm reading "The Picture of Dorian Gray'' by Oscar Wilde. The beginning is quite interesting
    Kirsche Kirsche 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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    Divine Comedy And Odyssey

    Also picked up Dante's the Divine Comedy, It's creepy so far, reading it in between Crime and Punishment and Homer's Odyssey thats after TDC
    SonicMission SonicMission 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Virgil's "Aeneid"

    The translation by C.Day Lewis (who happens to have been actor Daniel Day Lewis's father) is absolutely stunning.
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M Nov 5, 2013

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    I Want To Read The Great Works In Liturature

    I've never been much for reading. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like to read. It's just never been my favorite thing to do. My English professor teachings awakened something inside me. And I realized I want to read the works of authors like Alice Walker, Hemingway, Poe(who I have...
    MissMyah MissMyah 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Mansfield Park

    I am currently reading Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. It's the first Austen book I have ever read. I do like it but in the sense that it evokes emotion. Though those emotions are mostly negative. I honestly want to hit Mrs. Norris. Fanny is a prude.  I do like William &...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    Not Sure Where to Start

    I had to read few in school, but now I am interested in trying some.  I just am unsure of where to start. I prefer reading non-fiction, but I think if I tried some classics, I could at least say I've read them, right?  All I had to read in school was: Great...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jun 9, 2008

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