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Classic Literature

Postby Scurvy Dog » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:19 pm

How many of you enjoy classic literature? I've been reading a lot of the classics lately that I blew off in high school, and have found just why they are considered classics. Here's a list of some of what I've read, and I encourage others to add to this list (and by the way, Harry Potter, Twilight, and Stephen King are NOT classics in this sense).

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
1984, by George Orwell

Up next in my reading list:

Babbit, by Sinclair Lewis
The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
Go Down Moses, by William Faulkner

I liked The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger when I was younger, but not as much as I got older. I think it's a great novel for younger people, but adults might find the protagonist Holden Caulfield somewhat of a whiny little punk who needs a smack.

What would the rest of you recommend?
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Re: Classic Literature

Postby turnbull gbr » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:01 pm

I've read Lord of the flies a few times, one of my favorites and the movies are good too.
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Re: Classic Literature

Postby Scurvy Dog » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:44 pm

turnbull gbr wrote:I've read Lord of the flies a few times, one of my favorites and the movies are good too.


I like the movies too. I think the original 1963 film is better than the 1990 version. However, the 1963 version is only available on DVD through the Criterion Collection, and that's more than I usually spend on movies. I'd be happy with a no-frills DVD of that film. I won't buy the 1990 version, though I did see it when it came out.
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Re: Classic Literature

Postby Scaley » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:34 pm

King Solomon's Mines for me, I never get bored of it, top read!
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Re: Classic Literature

Postby Swan27 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:01 pm

Not sure what is considered classic, but of mice and men will be with me forever
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