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Old September 23rd, 2012, 04:40 AM
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Re: A list of Classics

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.

All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo.

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Re: A list of Classics

Here are my suggestions:

The Brothers Karamzov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It's long and dense, but ultimately worth it.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Many people recommend 1984 , but I find BNW to be much more applicable to the course of modern society.

The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald. This is possibly my favorite book-it is beautiful, nostalgic and full of amazing insights into life.

For Whom the Bell Tolls/The Old Man and the Sea/A Farewell to Arms, all by Ernest Hemingway. These are all breathtaking works of literature, and Hemingway's clipped, masculine prose only makes them better.

The Grapes of Wrath/The Red Pony, both by Steinbeck. These are both very sad and poignant books, and are well worth reading.

To the Lighthouse, by Virgina Woolf. This is the most accessible introduction to modernist, stream-of-consciousness literature ever written. Plus, it is very moving.

Dubliners, by James Joyce. This is a collection of 15 hort stories; the final story, The Dead, is magnificent.

These are just a sampling of the books I consider worth reading. There are many more that I could name, but the above is a good starting point.

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Many people recommend 1984 , but I find BNW to be much more applicable to the course of modern society.
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Many people recommend 1984 , but I find BNW to be much more applicable to the course of modern society.
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I read both. I liked both, but I consider BNW the best of the two.

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Many people recommend 1984 , but I find BNW to be much more applicable to the course of modern society.
Or, you could just read both like I did.
I read both. I liked both, but I consider BNW the best of the two.

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Many people recommend 1984 , but I find BNW to be much more applicable to the course of modern society.
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I didn't care for any of the characters in Brave New World like I did for Winston and Julia.
Oh, that's very true. Orwell manages to really let you get attached to the characters, whereas you can only pity or despise the characters in BNW. Still, I prefer it simply because Huxely did such a magnificent job of painting a frighteningly real picture of the future. Until the Soviet Union fell, 1984 held that place, but I really think the future from BNW is the most apposite to modern times.

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Re: A list of Classics

How about:

The Twilight series
The Hunger Games
50 Shades of Grey
and my personal favorite, Justin Bieber: The Unauthorized Biography

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The Twilight series
The Hunger Games
50 Shades of Grey
and my personal favorite, Justin Bieber: The Unauthorized Biography
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Re: A list of Classics

A few books I recommend, which I believe have not yet been suggested...

Les Miserable This is quite lengthy, as I've heard it's the longest stand-alone piece of literature ever written [could be wrong though.] It took me a fair amount of time to get read, and parts of it were pretty dry and didn't seem to have a lot to with the storyline itself, but I definitely think it's worth the read.

Chronicles of Narnia (One should not go through life without having read these).

Ivanhoe

The Iliad

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women. This book by a George Macdonald is a curious work, about a man who ends up in fairy land. This was a major inspiration to CS Lewis. So if you enjoy his works (and I recommend all of them) this is a must.
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Re: A list of Classics

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Re: A list of Classics

My favorite author is Jane Austin. So any of her books make the top list of classics for me. My all time favorite being Pride and Prejudice.

I also enjoy the sequels to the classics. (most recently read Darcy's Temptation) Often they are written by other authors but take up where the story left off. Some of them do not keep with the style but others are great. This also means I enjoyed Jo's Boys and Little Men which were sequels to Little Women. But both Little Men and Jo's Boys were written by Louisa May Alcott the original author of Little Women.


Also A Wrinkle in Time is a great read. I read it when I was in 5th grade. It is a sci-fi book everyone should read.

Robinson Crusoe is also a great one.And of course The Adventures of Huck Fin and Tom Sawyer....Looking at my bookshelf I could go on and on.






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