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"He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it -- namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain."

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Umm, when was it published?

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No, not King.   :)  Another hint:  

 

This is from a very popular (maybe just within the U.S.?) American classic.  Its equally popular sequel was deemed "trash and suitable only for the slums." 

 

Eta:  Sorry Vimes!  Missed your post.  1800's.

 

My next hint is a clincher!   :giggle2:

Edited by dtrpath27

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tom sawyer or huckleberry finn

I´m sorry I didn´t read the other posts so I didn´t see you answered. :/

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 First I have to find something I haven´t posted already. I´ll get back soon.  :)

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˝Nevertheless, in this mansion of gloom I now proposed to myself a sojourn of some weeks. Its proprietor, ******** *****, had been one of my boon companions in boyhood; but many years had elapsed since our last meeting.˝ Here it is. :)

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Hmmm, I´m not sure. How do you define a classic? (I saw people define it differently, that is why I´m asking.)

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Is it 'The Fall of the House of Usher' by Edgar Allan Poe? :)

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Yes it is! I´m sorry I didn´t have the time to log on. 

 

If so, I would count Poe as classic literature.   :)

I would as well but I know some people who don´t agree :)

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Thanks Sara :)

 

Here goes ~

 

“Why should I? I've done nothing to be ashamed of. I am not ashamed - I am only beaten” 

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