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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    More of us ought to look beneath the covers and read the book, not just watch the video of the teaser on the back cover. Relationship and relating to the real story inside: that's...
    brknheart2 brknheart2 61-65, M Jan 9

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    Hi ^u^. My name is Justin. So if u ever want to contact me say hi :). Background: read my featured story called~ i want to say thx you. :). But basically last year i was super...
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    "A moment later, she was in the bed. As she slid toward me, her skin seemed to radiate a crackling electricity. Our mouths came together and I felt her tongue push against my own...
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    I am disappointed in a way that I am 24 years old and have yet to be married or have children, although- I had a long and very hard childhood which hindered my growth mentally and...
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    1. I am 24 and have never been to College, but I have a goal to receive my PhD in something, probably Psychology. 2. I still live at home with my Dad but own 2 houses of my own...
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    The speed Thieve In the Streets of North Salem Lorelie was enjoying a beautiful day after eating some double cheeseburger from his favorite burger joint. Something that Lorelie...
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    Well I have 15 to be going on with! I don't like breakfast in bed - it's too hard to eat toast and drink tea lying down! I met the queen of England - and she didn't lock me in...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    Aaargh, Seo! I hate you! Why did you have to kill off a main character?!?! I know this hairbrush the months ago, but I'm reading it just now. Why? Why? I felt like howling my eyes...
    anonymousmuslimteen anonymousmuslimteen 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    I won't be adding anyone under 21. Some things are not right. I want a small circle of friends to talk to. I almost deleated my account but EP was being a pain about it and there...
    Lovetocook44 Lovetocook44 46-50, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Women... I confused. I bummed out. I have done about everything I can to prove to my TL that I want to be with her. She lights up with she sees me. She hugs me close when we...
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    Hey you! Yeah, you reading this......... I just want to say that you are awesome and I hope you're having a good day! :)
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    Monday, January 5, 2015....Today I'm wearing white Jockey Modern Classics briefs. They fit great, have a great cut, and are quite soft. Great choice for today.
    Undieguy Undieguy 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Thursday, January 8, 2015....Today in wearing black Cooper's by Jockey Modern Classics briefs made with their StayCool fabric. Their quite comfortable undies and a good choice for...
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    Two Ojibwa Indians in a canoe had been blown far from shore by a great wind. They had gone far and were hungry and lost. They had little strength left to paddle, so they drifted...
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    Yes on occasion. And that doesn't make me a creep! It just means a. I'm interested in what you think! And B. want to make sure my potential comment is fair!
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    it has been 20 days since we spoke .. and I am still in love with you ad much as when I first told you "I Love You" . I am gonna wait until the 8th of February that will make it 3...
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    John 6:16–21 is an account of an event that happened two thousand years ago, yet we can all relate to it today. The night was dark. Jesus’ disciples were alone in the middle...
    JackLong24 JackLong24 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    Read this and tell me what you think? Choice, choice is something we are given at birth yet it is amazing how easily it can be taken away or rather how easily we allow it to be...
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    So yes anyone but first please read my profile. and please no pervs :)
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    1. I have/had pets named Wendy, Biscuit, and Socks 2. I suck at doing homework (I should be doing that right now and studying 3. I am pretty good at getting available information 4...
    NightStalker67 NightStalker67 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am ready for this storm. Its still coming down at 2 inches a minute, YIKES!!!
    Donna717 Donna717 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    There is a lot of reading involved in becoming a rabbi. I have worked through many books. The Torah, the Talmud, various commentaries, the Book of Zohar, and there are more. My...
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am curious what those that read erotica think of a story I started some time ago: http://www.i.literotica.com/stories/showstory.php?id=458791
    bs3206 bs3206 41-45 4 hrs ago

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    I want you to read this before anything else. Hi! This is my second account on EP. There's nothing wrong with my first account, really. But I decided to delete it anyway because I...
    TheQuietExtrovert TheQuietExtrovert 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Typical good student, worked hard in high school, completed my college apps, just wanted to get out of high school. I wanted to be with people who actually wanted to work hard and...
    nondiscrim nondiscrim 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    On the Inside Looking Out Writing is all I ever wanted to do. The first diary ever given to me was a gift from my brothers’ godparents back in 1975. Kindergarten was soon to...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Hey! By the way I'm a supporter now. I hear that means you smile when you read this story. Thanks EP in advance for reading this story, and putting up with my sometimes sarcastic...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 13

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    Part 2 Rachel's cell phone was ringing. "Rachel is speaking." "Hi honey, I am sorry for cancelling our date for day. When I get back. I will make it up to you doll," Mike said...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    14 short stories worth reading, feeling and sharing to all those dear to you.. 1. Fall and Rise Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Some time ago I read this article on some website, theunboundedspirit.com There's nothing new, but in my opinion the article is very well written. It made me think... 1. The...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    As a devout reader of all kinds of literature I'm definitely guilty of losing track of what time or even what day it is. To think of all those years of fiddling with my stupid...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I only have one goal and my goal for this year is the same as last year. Finish one book of my choosing willingly. Now I know to you norms or avid book readers you're probably...
    MysticIllusions MysticIllusions 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Hey. If anyone shares the same interests that i'm about to post about, feel free to talk to me. :) 1. My name is LisaMarie - but people usually just call me Lisa instead. 2. I...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I discovered fanfiction when I was eleven. I was a big Star Wars and Sonic the Hedgehog fan at the time and barely dipping my toes into fandom, but once I found fanfiction I was...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I was just sitting here...as I had brief moment to rest..between all the hustle and bustle.. And was reading through some of my posts that I've put up here over the last year...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 9 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Please Read This!! Hey, so I want you guys to know that I am not here for anything sexual, so before you add me, I'm really only here to meet people and make new friends either...
    canadianchick101 canadianchick101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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