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Re: Recommendations of Classic Books

Post by Shirayuki Hime » 21 Apr 2019, 20:55

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a beautiful romance classic. Even the 2005 adaptation was well done, even though it ended abruptly.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." Chapter 1.
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Post by Kinap » 24 Apr 2019, 08:42

I absolutely recommend "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas. This book is an absolute page turner! It's about a man who was betrayed left and right and later seeks justice. Such a great read!!

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Post by hazelk » 02 May 2019, 19:21

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde", by R.L. Stevenson first published in 1886.

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Post by Moushmi Radhanpara » 09 May 2019, 01:55

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

The book is one of my favourite among the classics. I have cried and cribbed and laughed along with the characters of the book. The length of the novel does make it challenge to complete it, but as you read along you will just not want to leave the book midway. I, for one wanted even more from the book. As the book ends I had an empty feeling, wanting more, may be just a little more love out of the pages.

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Post by Artizi » 22 May 2019, 21:38

Kinap wrote:
24 Apr 2019, 08:42
I absolutely recommend "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas. This book is an absolute page turner! It's about a man who was betrayed left and right and later seeks justice. Such a great read!!
I agree wholeheartedly! This is such an amazing novel.
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Post by Only1Cola » 27 May 2019, 16:35

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone is an absolutely brilliant book for anyone who is a fan of classical art history, and of Michaelangelo in particular. It is fiction, but based on known facts of Michaelangelo’s life and the historical events of the time. It is a vivid, moving, intense story of a remarkable man and his art.

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Post by Only1Cola » 27 May 2019, 16:41

Moushmi Radhanpara wrote:
09 May 2019, 01:55
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

The book is one of my favourite among the classics. I have cried and cribbed and laughed along with the characters of the book. The length of the novel does make it challenge to complete it, but as you read along you will just not want to leave the book midway. I, for one wanted even more from the book. As the book ends I had an empty feeling, wanting more, may be just a little more love out of the pages.
I agree wholeheartedly! I absolutely love Gone With the Wind. You are so right about wanting more after the book ends. Have you read the sequel called ‘Scarlett’? It is written by Alexandra Ripley. Also a very satisfying read and a great wrapping up of loose ends.

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Post by magnoparisi » 28 May 2019, 07:23

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There is a strong left-wing influence in Germinal, but anyway, the book is gold. Zola is totally underrated.

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Post by Moushmi Radhanpara » 01 Jun 2019, 08:43

Only1Cola wrote:
27 May 2019, 16:41
Moushmi Radhanpara wrote:
09 May 2019, 01:55
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

The book is one of my favourite among the classics. I have cried and cribbed and laughed along with the characters of the book. The length of the novel does make it challenge to complete it, but as you read along you will just not want to leave the book midway. I, for one wanted even more from the book. As the book ends I had an empty feeling, wanting more, may be just a little more love out of the pages.
I agree wholeheartedly! I absolutely love Gone With the Wind. You are so right about wanting more after the book ends. Have you read the sequel called ‘Scarlett’? It is written by Alexandra Ripley. Also a very satisfying read and a great wrapping up of loose ends.
Oh, no. But now that you have mentioned the sequel, I need to check it out as soon as possible. May be my desire to read more of the plot could be quenched there 🤔

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Post by magnoparisi » 07 Jun 2019, 19:06

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Because knights are not always like King Arthur’s crowd.Some of them are crazy. Four hundred years old and still going strong.

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Post by iced_sunshine » 10 Jun 2019, 08:41

I would definitely recommend Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Anthony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare. They're in different genres but they're two of the few classics I've actually enjoyed in all the years I've been reading.

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Post by Elphie » 19 Jun 2019, 18:33

Montetre' wrote:
24 Jul 2009, 17:48
Crime and Punishment ranks up there!
I loved it when i read it, and not just "crime and punishment" to my opinion every novel Dostoyevsky wrote is a masterpiece on its own.

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Post by Magnify3 » 30 Jun 2019, 13:50

I haven't read many classics recently but I would recommend King Solomon's Mines. The story was about a very interesting adventure.

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Post by LinaMueller » 30 Jun 2019, 17:49

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak is the most underrated classic by far. It deserves much more consideration than we can at present afford to give it.
Heart! We will forget him!
You an I, tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim;
Haste! lest while you're lagging.
I may remember him!

Emily Dickinson

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