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Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Which are your favourite classics? Which do you recommend that everyone read?


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) Here are some I have read and enjoyed

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskill
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift
The Inheritors by William Golding
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
A Room with a View by E M Forster
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Sparks
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Aesop’s Fables
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene
The Awakening and other stories by Kate Chopin
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
39 Steps by John Buchan
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence - 12 times!
Curious Case of Benjamin Button by Scott Fitzgerald
Agnes Grey by Ann Bronte
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Ladies Delight by Anon
20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The House of the Vampire by George Sylvester Viereck



message 3: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Wow thats a lot of classics! I will have a look at what they are all about


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) I have a lot of classics on my Sony and a lot on my bookcase too. They are brilliant to read in between all the modern stuff!


message 5: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Yeah i have been reading a lot of supernatural stuff and i am feeling the need to add something else into the stuff i read so i am sure your list will come in handy!


Jessica~CoinOperatedJoy | 319 comments Lynne, great list of reads! Did you like Breakfast at Tiffany's? I can't say I liked it very much...have you read 1984? What did you think if so? How about Portrait of a Lady?


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) Jessica wrote: "Lynne, great list of reads! Did you like Breakfast at Tiffany's? I can't say I liked it very much...have you read 1984? What did you think if so? How about Portrait of a Lady?"

I have both 1984 and Portrait of a Lady to read but haven't got round to them yet. Breakfast at Tiffany's wasn't as good as I had hoped, but it wasn't bad! Iam currently reading The Rainbow by DH Lawrence and She by H Rider Haggard, both on the Sony Reader and Downloaded from manybooks.net


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Athira (Reading on a Rainy Day) (readingonarainyday) Great list, Lynne! Embarrassing to confess that I have read very few from that list.

To Kill a Mocking Bird, Jane Eyre, Around the World in 80 Days, Emma, Love Story, Catcher in the Rye (Thanks Jo!), In Cold Blood, Lord of the Rings, A Christmas Carol, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde



Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) I have read Emma and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin -Forgot about them!

On my DS Lite I am reading Villette by Charlotte Bronte too!


message 10: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
I am going to be reading Lord of the rings in the near future if they count as classics


message 11: by Athira (new)

Athira (Reading on a Rainy Day) (readingonarainyday) Jo, you should try Lord of the Rings. It's the top book on my favorites list. It's incredible and I totally admire Tolkien for creating such a wonderful saga!


message 12: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
I have the first two books of the series at home so i might read them next. I loved the movies


message 13: by Kimberley (new)

Kimberley (Trillianne) | 65 comments I agree with quite a few on Lynns list but would also add Blott on the Landscape by Tom Sharpe by Tom Sharpe


message 14: by Afsana (new)

Afsana (afsanaz) the classics i like are

all jane austin's books
jane eyre
1984
little women

watched wives and saughters and now want to read the book


message 16: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) Kat - Anna Karenina is one of my all-time favorites :-)


message 17: by Robert (new)

Robert Clear (robertclear) | 2 comments Bram Stoker’s Dracula is sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read.


message 19: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Robert wrote: "Bram Stoker’s Dracula is sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read."

A couple years ago I read:

Draculaand
Frankenstein....I liked Dracula better.


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) Robert wrote: "Bram Stoker’s Dracula is sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read."

I'm planning to read this in October...


message 21: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Rice (marilynlrice) | 4 comments The Classics!
There are so many!

Jane Eyre
Wuthering Heights
The Grapes of Wrath
A farewell to Arms
Any of Dickens or Hardy's works
To kill a Mocking Bird
Madame Bovary
Pride and Prejudice
Lady Chatterley's Lover
The Great Gatsby


message 22: by J. (new)

J. Rubino (jrubino) So many!
Anything by Jane Austen
Most of Dickens
The entire Sherlockian Canon
Wilkie Collins (The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale)
Edith Wharton (The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country)
New Grub Street, by George Gissing - a must for writers and publishers
Lady Audley's Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
We the Living, by Ayn Rand
the Anne of Green Gables series
Howard's End and A Passage to India, E M Forster
Dangerous Liaisons, by Choderlos deLaclos
Rebecca, by Daphne duMaurier
Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes


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