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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


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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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


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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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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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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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...




Ah yes - the theme tune that IS Sunday morning. Used to love that programme :D

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