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What are your top three classic books?

 

I have found it difficult to narrow it down to three but my favourites are:

 

Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte.

 

Tess of the Durbervilles- Thomas Hardy.

 

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte.

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Ack! I hate Jane Eyre with a passion! But I agree with your other Bronte choice. So I'd say:

 

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

The Iliad - Homer

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Ack! I hate Jane Eyre with a passion! But I agree with your other Bronte choice. So I'd say:

 

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

The Iliad - Homer

 

Anna Karenina is brilliant, I have not read that for a lot of years, might read it again sometime.

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The beauty of Anna Karenina is that everything in it makes sense. There's a reason for everything that happens.

 

I'd go with...

The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde

House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

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Here are mine!

 

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Persuasion by Jane Austen

 

I probably read all of these at least once a year, and I never get bored with them! :roll:

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Dracula by Bram Stoker

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I only really started exploring the classics over the last couple of years, so I'm way behind on this and only have a handful to consider. Of those I've read, I'd probably go with the following as my topthree (but these would be subject to change as I read more!):

 

In no particular order:

Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

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I'm not much of a classics reader but:

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

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I'm not much of a classics reader but:

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

 

Try Edith Wharton, she's brilliant! I think you might like The House of Mirth, based on the three you listed.

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Do. Oh, but make sure you get some Kleenex. Just a friendly advice assuming you're like me and cry watching The Lion King. Let me know what you think, as I loved that book, so I'm interested if others have similar or opposite reactions to it.

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Try Edith Wharton, she's brilliant!

 

My favourite Edith Wharton novel is "Ethan Frome".

Very readable and one of her shorter novels.

A plan gone wrong if ever there was.

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How are we defining "classics" again? My guess is "part of the canon" and "pre-world war one", are probably the two criteria - post WWI and you begin to get into the realms of stylistically modern fiction.

 

Anyway,

 

1 - War

2 - And

3 - Peace

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What are your top three classic books?

 

English Classics

Russian Clasics

French Classics

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I haven't gotten my hands on that one, yet. I did enjoy Age of Innosence very much.

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In no particular order:-

 

Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

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My top three favorites:

 

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen

 

I'm in a classic reading mood lately so maybe my top three may change one day.

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

 

I used to love this book. I had a really tattered copy that somehow lost it's cover, but I loved it. I was gutted when my mum finally made me throw it away!

 

Today's favourites for me are:

 

Gaskell, North and South

Bronte, Jane Eyre

Austen, Persuasion

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Anyone remember the Black Beauty theme tune? Or am I showing my age?

 

Doo doo doo doo doo doo...no wait, that's Last of the Summer Wine. Hold on.

 

Daa daa daa daa daa daa daa daa daa daa daa...

 

Anyone?

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Its only over the last year or so that I have started reading classics, so my favourites are limited:)

 

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

2. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

3. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

 

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This is a hard one, there are way too many great classic works to just narrow down to three. Already the English, Russian and the French have been thoroughly covered. Maybe I can contribute a few American Classic's.

 

1. Moby Dick by Hermman Melville.

2. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

3. Call of the wild by Jack London.

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