Favorite Literature Classic?

    • [Raderad användare] sa...
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    • 26 apr 2009, 12:37
    Ehm, I think this topic is a little mess...The starter of the topic should better define what he means with 'classic'...Shakespeare together with Agatha Christie?? :/

    Anyway, here's my choice:
    Ludovico Ariosto - L'Orlando Furioso _ Ancient classic
    Umberto Eco - The name of the Rose _Modern classic

  • candide or optimism Voltaire

  • The Picture of Dorian Grey
    The Scarlet letter
    Jane Eyre

    Reflections In The Liquid Windswept Mirror
    The Breathless World Elegance And Charm
    -The Sisters Of Mercy-
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    • 29 apr 2009, 06:54
    Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven

  • Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.
    Twentieth century but a classic nonetheless.

    • ilkovsky sa...
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    • 13 maj 2009, 17:20
    Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
    Hermann Hesse - Narcissus and Goldmund
    G. Boccaccio - Decameron
    Dante's Inferno

    • Goonz sa...
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    • 22 maj 2009, 18:41
    2 famous books by Lewis Carroll: "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" and "Through thee looking glass".
    Also stories by E.A.Poe (I have yet to read some Lovecraft)
    The only novel by Oscar Wilde - "The Portrait Of Dorian Gray"
    "Crime and Punishment" by F. Dostoevsky
    Propably the most beautifully crafted love story of all time: "the Great Gatsby" by F.Scott Fitzgerald.
    And the archetype of all vampire novels = "Dracula" by Bram Stoker ! Forget Twilight. This is the real deal.

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    • 11 jun 2009, 14:39
    The Count of Monte Cristo!

    Also The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Tale of Two Cities.

    • ludovic sa...
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    • 11 jun 2009, 20:26
    The count of Monte Cristo
    The three Musketeers
    Molière - any of his comedies.

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    • 11 jun 2009, 23:02
    Proust - In Search Of Lost Time (the best ever <3)
    James Joyce - Ulysses
    Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway
    Shakespeare - Othello, Hamlet
    Rousseau - Confessions, Julie, or the New Heloise
    Pascal - The Pensées
    Rimbaud - Illuminations
    Kafka - The Metamorhposis
    Laclos - Dangerous Liaisons

  • Dostoyevsky's 'The Idiot' and 'Brothers Karamazov'
    Probably the greatest stories ever written.

    • SYL2Oh sa...
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    • 13 jun 2009, 02:44
    Emile Zola "Les Rougon-Macquard"


  • "Ivanhoe" Sir Walter Scott.
    "The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha" Miguel de Cervantes
    "The Cossacks" Leo Tolstoy
    "Siddhartha" Hermann Hesse

    The trilogy of Henryk Sienkiewicz
    "With Fire and Sword"
    "The Deluge"
    "Fire in the Steppe"

    And a million more...

    “Music fills the infinite between two souls” Rabindranath Tagore.
  • The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri
    Paradise Lost - John Milton

    "As you traverse though life you will encounter a great chasm...Jump! It's not as wide as you think."
  • Either "Catcher in the Rye" or "Paradise Lost" I read them together one summer and they made me fall in love with reading.

  • I'm keen on Tolstoy & Dostoevsky

  • Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum

    Things just happened. What a hell. (Terry Pratchett)
  • F. Dostoevsky "The Possessed"
    Jean-Paul Sartre "Nausea"
    and fairy-tales of Oscar Wilde and his "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

  • "Faust", "The Idiot" and "Anna Karenina".

    • switsea sa...
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    • 24 jul 2009, 14:44
    East of Eden - John Steinback
    To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

    I can not read anything much older than those, 19th century and older literature makes me cringe because of the styling, as does certain types of modernism lit. Don't even get me started on Russian lit. I'm just very picky with classics but prefer the more modern ones if I must read them.

    • kaszaa_w sa...
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    • 24 jul 2009, 21:03
    For now "Faust" and "Crime and Punishement", I think. But I feel that this is the time when I'm able to read more classics and I'm going to do this, on my list there is eg Orwell, Dostoyewsky, Hemingway, Hugo, Tolstoy...

    • louragan sa...
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    • 6 aug 2009, 20:09
    Pride and Prejudice.

    • Waes-GOD sa...
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    • 6 aug 2009, 20:29
    William Shakespeare - Macbeth

  • Though I read modern literature too, I still like the classics. My favorites are:
    Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks
    E.T.A. Hoffmann - Lebensansichten des Katers Murr
    Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales
    J.W. von Goethe - Italienische Reise
    George Sand - Nanon
    Jean Paul - Siebenkäs

    And on the 8th day, God created the Blues.
  • 'The Count of Monte Cristo' would be one. And then probably 'To Kill a Mockingbird'... I re-read those up to a point where I could recite whole chapters from both...

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