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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I like to read, in fact I love it. It's when I have my head inside a book that I feel most alive inside, as the words and the images they convey take me to places I would never...
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 7 Responses Jun 26

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    I think everyone should read these books... These books are some classics... that will change your life, and how you view the world, your self, others, life, etc. 1. "Think and...
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    I have read a little every day out loud since Jackson was conceived. Since he was born, I feel like he knows my voice and almost understands a little faster. Along with all the...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    As part of my renewing experience one of my goals has been to reread the classics to reflect on the change in my perspective from the first time I've read them. I've already gone...
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F Jul 11

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    I am Not easily offended, I am open minded, I am spontaneous, confident, and have a very wide range of likes and dislikes. I am Not being cocky by writing this. I am just laying it...
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    HOW TO READ BOOKS. 'LIFE IS GOOD WITH BOOKS'. If you're reading a book so you're making your day perfect. Something I'm supposed to say is if you think reading is boring then you...
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    I'm really ready to be in a relationship right now.
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    Ask me anything and I will answer honestly! :3 ready set go!
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    So I started yesterday, I thought it was going pretty well until I got seven pages in. I stopped to read it and it was so badly organised lol
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    1. Your username? SensitiveSelf. 2. How long have you been a member of EP? A year and a bit. I first joined in April 2013, but I've been on different accounts over the year. 3...
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    The LOVE of a BROTHER.. Note: ( this story was shared to me by a friend and i'm so touched. I just want to share this story to all of you. long story but worth reading, promise...
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    I just started reading 'Wake' by Amanda Hocking. I'm actually re-reading it because it's really good and I bought book 2 and 3 of the series. I read the first book last year so I'm...
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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
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