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Eldweena 10-01-2017 01:47 PM

The Classics
 
What are some of your favorite "classics"? What classics are on your reading list?

I want to read "1984," and I'm interested in the work of Alan Watts. I feel like I should read Tolstoy but I never have.

Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorites. I love classic monster stories (especially "Dracula," but I LOATHE "Frankenstein" - an utter bore), and he wrote "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." My favorite of his works, though, is "The Beach of Falesá."

I love Jane Austen, but I haven't read all of her work. "Pride and Prejudice" is one of my favorites, but for film adaptations I prefer "Sense and Sensibility" with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, and Hugh Grant.

Edgar Rice Burroughs is another of my favorite authors. I like "Tarzan," but I really love his classic sci fi series that begins on Barsoom (Mars). Disney made a "John Carter" movie, a film adaptation of "A Princess of Mars," but it was a huge flop. It was actually a really great movie, but why would anyone see a film called "John Carter"? They should have left it "A Princess of Mars." Maybe they were trying to attract a male audience? It's an excellent adaptation, really, but the marketing was bad.

ANTIPODEAN OPALEYE 12-29-2018 01:25 PM

I haven't read as many classics as I want to and also I just haven't been reading as much as I would like because you know.. life lol
anyway...
I loved The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells when I read it quite some time ago. I also absolutely looved Orwell's Animal Farm, but I haven't read 1984 yet but it's definitely on my tbr list.

hummy 01-08-2019 06:49 PM


a friend just got 1984 for Christmas
I may ask to borrow it =3

Crimson Fang 01-27-2020 10:55 PM

I don't think I have read any classics. Although to be perfectly honest I am not entirely sure what is and is not considered a classic. I have read classic books within fields I am interested in (social anthropology and politics) but don't think they really count. 1984 is on my to read list. Although since my to read list seems to be endless, it is almost meaningless to be on it.

Kaderin Triste 05-11-2020 04:58 PM

I've been trying to read at least one classic a year, minimum. This year, I finally read Frankenstein. I found it kind of dry at the beginning and end, but the middle was interesting. And am very slowly working my way through The Brothers Karamazov.


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