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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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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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    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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    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.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 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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    Read Deadpool Classics Vol 1 and its pretty cool Also read Batman Under the Red Hood great stuff from Judd Winnick which btw became a great animated movie
    DX2000 DX2000 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I still love him but haven't forgiven him for breaking my heart. Yesterday I was suppose to go on a date. Instead of getting ready for new date, I was browsing his twitter and...
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    only 15... so ******* young to be so ******* depressed i feel like i was born in the wrong time what happened to me? i was so innocent a couple of months ago so happy, why me? what...
    Differentisgood Differentisgood 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I am an Indian woman, Punjabi by birth, Writer by profession, Emotional by nature, Well Educated and Professional by design, Creative by His will, an Art Lover by taste, Voracious...
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    I always think about this if I ever get asked the question of "what super power would you have if you could only have one". And I always say I wish I could read minds. I want to...
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    God, before I met you, I was filled with pain and agony. I didn’t understand why, but I felt like I didn’t belong in my own body. Like my body and soul and heart wasn’t meant...
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    1. I was born on September 5th, 1954. 2. I am female. 3. I have one child, a daughter who was born June 15, 1985. 4. I watch FOX News. 5. I live with my parents: Mom was born...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is going to be a long post! When I ever I feel down - which Is fairly often, I try to write something down which reflects my general feeling at that time and now it's built...
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    Review for the book Dark Wishing Well By Lucian Wilde. If I had to describe this book in one sentence: Looking upon the Dark Wishing Well is like looking into the vampires' souls...
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    Distress call part 3 Dylan and Juanda where still sitting around in the cave thinking about their current situation. But every once in a while Dylan would look and at Juanda and...
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    I decided I really want to talk to someone; I mean really talk to someone openly, like I've tried to do before, but it just takes a while. I haven't done anything about it for over...
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    to my old school in my home country. My parents have a job that involve me to move back and forth between North America and Asia. I've lived in Asia for almost my whole life, and...
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    For me, it's really hard to find a satisfying book. I hate cheeseball writing and I want something at least mildly relatable... I read all of Fifty Shades and part of the second...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    (I wrote one of this already but it's weird that i can't edit my own post so i have to just make a new one) Hello, I am new here and i just barely found out how to add people...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 22

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    Hello guys..So I'm basically new at EP and I'd like to share something and maybe seek for advice..but please read this throughly and try to be understanding.And I know I am very...
    AlexandraMikhailov AlexandraMikhailov 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    1 my hair is brown but in my picture it looks red 2 I am in love with Kurt Cobain 3 I haven't done a lot of bad things but those are the kind of stories I post on here 4 I don't...
    Sheslikethewind Sheslikethewind 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I have a question? I have been using the faeries oracle by Brian Froud and it's amazing and my friend wanted a some advice well during the middle of the reading all then faeries...
    andrew1512 andrew1512 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    EVERYONE....hey you, yeah you and you....EVERYONE needs to check out this site goodreads.com It is f@cking amazing you can rate books you've read, search endlessly by author, isbn...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    "I hope they cannot see the limitless potential, living inside of me, to murder everything. I hope they cannot see; I am the great destroyer." - Trent Reznor (The Great Destroyer...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I want to kill myself not because I'm sad or alone or a failure I want to do it for scientific reasons I want to do it to see what religion is right or if there all wrong
    Winnyslowslow Winnyslowslow 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I met him at 18 on the second day of college. Started dating a few weeks later, with him cheating on his long-term girlfriend. Broke up several times and got back together because...
    zkjk1112 zkjk1112 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Does anyone ever read anyone's stories? Don't think so. I started with sharing my stories, I've shared enough to listen to yours now, 'cause EP is about Sharing and Learning people...
    FoxxySilverCrow FoxxySilverCrow 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I love Julie b. jones (first English reading!)...I love all Harry potter series...I also love Jane Austen novels....a walk to remember...fahrenheit451...Frankenstein....I LOVE...
    heart247 heart247 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    This is no longer just a hobby. I spend ALL of my time reading fanfiction, and it's gotten to the point where this "hobby" has practically taken over my life. At first, I read...
    ChespinsHat ChespinsHat 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I love to read, allthough I read in french ( tell me if I spell anything wrong, I basically learned english by listening to Nirvana... ) I'd like to disover new authors and books...
    riendutout riendutout 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I really hate reading. IN grade 7 i read the book "The boxcar children and the hockey mystery" and in grade 9 I read "little house on the praire." it sucked. I just watch the...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 22

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    I love reading, it transports me to another world away from all the worries and sometimes unhappiness in my life. I love being transported into this alternate reality... So if...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 23

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    yes! I love reading! I love Jane Austen's novels and daphne du maurier. clockwork orange is fantastic! It was so evolved for the time it was written in. George Orwell is great...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I want to write something beautiful. I want to write one of those stories that just speaks to somebody, that seem to flow so gracefully. I want to write one of those stories that...
    CantThinkofAUsernameNow CantThinkofAUsernameNow 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Please read my profile before adding me. I prefer chatting and getting reasonably acquainted before adding someone to my circle, which is kept small for a reason. Everyone has...
    MidnightScribe MidnightScribe 36-40, M Mar 24

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    I love reading I read pretty much every kind of book but I mostly read horror, action, and fantasy. Anyone know of a good book or books to read.
    zeewedgie zeewedgie 18-21, F 16 Responses Mar 24