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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.
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 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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    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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    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 11 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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    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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    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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    So, I am being asked what the point of this is if I don't get pictures or videos. In essence, how do I know if the slave is doing what it is told to do. Where is the proof? My...
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    So, I am being asked what the point of this is if I don't get pictures or videos. In essence, how do I know if the slave is doing what it is told to do. Where is the proof? My...
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    The Chronicles Of Dave: The Introduction These are the Chronicles Of Dave. A series of stories of Dave and his sexual life spanning decades. Some of the stories you’ll read...
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    "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy" and "A Man Named Dave", by Dave Pelzer. I read these when I was in high school and I've never forgotten them. Before I read those books, I...
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    Books are one of the most amazing means of escape we can have, I love reading but I go through phases of reading solidly for days throughout my free time or I read sporadically...
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    I want to kill myself. I don't want to talk about it. I don't want help. I sure as hell don't want to read about how everything is going to get better or how everything happens for...
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    Here's a story about books since three years ago. When I was 12 years old, I was in year 7! I got A's on my report card for Maths, Science and History. But I only got C's for...
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    Post 003 Just a note: I am going to start looking at passages from the bible for 2 main reasons. First, to show everyone I can what an evil and heinous entity god is and secondly...
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    I'll try to make this short and simple for those of who do not like to read long paragraphs. I'm writing my story because it has been locked up inside of me for so long. I want to...
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