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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 adore reading. I finally have broken down and started to read 50 shades of gray. I woke up this morning with my clothes on my glass of wine still next to me, book in my hand and...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    1. I’m a 17 year old girl going into my senior year. 2. I’m 5 ft 6,” and I have dark brown eyes and wavy hair. 3.I have yet to meet someone that has said/spelled my name...
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I need to start reading more, any book recommendations? Mystery, suspense, horror, fantasy, classics. Anything along those lines.
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I like reading romantic, non fiction, teen fiction, action and sometimes drama or even classics
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 4

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    1) I like to be myself and absolutely hate hypocrites 2) Love sport and athletics big time 3) Appreciate smart and confident women and love speaking to them 4) I can be...
    darkchoco18 darkchoco18 18-21, M Aug 11

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    Hello, I would like to do more and explore things. In order to do that company is probably necessary for me. I am somewhat cultured, intellectual and retiring. I am a recent...
    666obviously 666obviously 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I love classics, Hawthorne, Voltaire, Steinbeck, Salinger, Shakespeare, Dante... are my favorite authors. I love their passion for writing and thoughts about life :D
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sunset Boulevard, definitely! I love classics!
    enza105 enza105 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Velassaru’s glistening Seaside and bright turquoise lagoon create a significant ‘wow’ aspect on arrival. The vacation resort has a slightly younger vibe and it...
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    Hello! Thank you taking the time out to read this I am looking for a email buddy if you will to talk about life, religion, books, dare I say politics!!!! I am not so much looking...
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    (continued from part four...)She began to descent the stairs, her hands firmly pressed on the bottom of her belly, the babies still kicking. She knew that it was only a matter of...
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    Life is about making choices...each time you choose something you are leaving aside other things...same happens with people, when you choose someone you leave aside others. I...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am an avid reader with a wide variety of interests. Just finished John Taylor of Duran Duran's biog 'In the Pleasure Groove - Love Death & Duran Duran'........what an honest...
    simon0470 simon0470 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    I don't have very close friends that I feel can or should know every part of me. My sexual curiosities often go suppressed because I have no one to talk about them with. I'm ready...
    nonisjuice nonisjuice 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    There are too many unhappy people in this world. Is it because, we've gotten too focused on ourselves and our needs? Is it because society has pushed the instant gratification and...
    SummerChristmas SummerChristmas 36-40, F 56 mins ago

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    Efforts for My Spiritual Education along with Works for God Towards Humanities Benefit on Hearing Truths Never Taught in the Religions of Man Worldwide. http://timesofroubles.webs...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Jul 26

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    Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without books. They have been the building blocks of knowledge and imagination for thousands of...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I believe in love and could have posted this under that, but the real experience I'm having now is understanding why I am not ready for love. How do I know I'm not ready? That is...
    OnAlert OnAlert 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 29

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    This is the new and improved version of this story. I would have just edited the existing one, but it constantly set off the wonderful EP filters for some reason. I have thought on...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 30

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    I love to read :) any type of books fiction non fiction harry potter, lord of the rings (didnt know those were based on a actual book/just watch the movies) twilight I read 1-3...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I am currently writing this to thank a close friend, someone who I’m not sure knows this, but is an amazing person. And to the rest of you reading this i hope to inspire or...
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    I want your advise. You, the reader of my many posts . I'm thinking of writing a novel. Hopefully a best seller. It maybe a murder. It will of course contain lots of what I write...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower... It's an amazing book. Chapters are letter wise. And it brings back many memories. This books is very important to me. It's the first book I read...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 5

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    I did when I was young. Those "childhood" happy times.. I ended up hospitalized a few times and tried committing suicide multiple times. I tries to hurt myself and cut a line...
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    My name is Kyle. Im a 24 year old underwear crossdresser from the UK. Im straight and have no thoughts , desires or fantasies about other men. Im not homophobic. Just not...
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    This getting lost in a world of linear tracking is really getting on my nerves. Here is a completely unorthodox thought about how the EP site might be organized. Instead of...
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    I'm very seriously glad no one can read my thoughts. More often than not they head towards the weird dark humour thoughts I tend to have a lot. Then again, I don't think I'd want...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I get frusrated so often when i write. My mind and heart says one thing but my hands are like a different part of me.like someone else body hooked to my brain. Some zombie or...
    WildSherry13 WildSherry13 13-15, F Jul 25

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    there should be something like 40 or so, cause 100 is madness couldn't find something like i Want to Share 10 or 20 Things About Me and i don't want to i just think i should (1...
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    I am hopeful that i can find a 20-30 year old female counterpart that would be interested in writing a novel with me. I am not a published author, however i am not new to writing...
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    I am reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I feel like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my Grandparents and the woman at church who...
    kanadiankitty kanadiankitty 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I am 16 and I just finished reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When I started I felt like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my...
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    First off, thank you for taking the time out of your busy EP schedule to read my profile.I always appreciate it when people read what I have written and comment.I am on EP to...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    So there's this girl that I've known for just about a week. I met her at this party that was held by my best friends friend whom he met through Instagram. Now she was holding this...
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    1. People on here call me Zuzu, which is a shortened form of my real name that very few people know. You can either call me that or anything else, I don't mind! 2. I'd like it if...
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