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Whats your favourite classic?

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message 1: by Laura-lou (new)

Laura-lou (currlgirl) | 1 comments Ok, I'd really like to know what everybody's favourite classic novel is.
Mine has to be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte because it is just got everything in it, Mystery, adventure, romance and more.

message 2: by Werner (new)

Werner That's a hard question to answer, because there are so many wonderful ones! I'm going to say Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter; and I'd rate Hawthorne as one of my top favorite authors.

message 3: by JazzyJake (new)

JazzyJake | 3 comments Interesting, I've attempted Scarlet Letter at least three times and just can't get interested. I'm fond of Hawthorne though, esp. The House of Seven Gables and the short stories. What do you find so interesting in The Scarlet Letter?

message 4: by JazzyJake (new)

JazzyJake | 3 comments Faulkner is a favorite, I'd probably list The Sound and the Fury as my number 1.

message 5: by Werner (new)

Werner Jake, I posted The Scarlet Letter to our group's "read" shelf, so you can click there to read my review, if you want to, and get a fuller picture of what I like about it. But the condensed version is: I like his handling of the basic Christian theme of sin and redemption (and his critique of Calvinism), and I really appreciate the masterful way he uses symbolism, the way he brings the flavor of 17th-century New England to life, and the way he subtly hints that the everyday world of the novel might be touched in places by the supernatural.

The House of the Seven Gables, and Hawthorne's short stories, are certainly really good too. You might also enjoy The Blithedale Romance and The Marble Faun!

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