What is your favorite classic?
Melissa #questionnaire #classics
I read that one, & it was beyond me….
Pride and prejudice
One Thousand and One Nights, Wuthering Heights, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice.
Little Women and Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia
I really want to read it one day. There is a musical in German about it and since I have first seen it I’ve always been fascinated with the story😊
Wow! I can’t imagine Rebecca being a musical.
@Ann yeah I really liked the songs. But I’m into that kind of music anyway
@Seraina –Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Rebecca from 1940, also.
Yep, one of my favorite movies, too! Have any of you read Sally Beauman’s Rebecca’s Tale? It tells Rebecca’s story. I really enjoyed it and I’ve read several of her other books that are really good also.
@Susan Lawson Bussey I have seen and enjoyed it😊.
Fahrenheit 451 Peyton Place Atlas Shrugged Catcher in the Rye
Peyton Place! Have you read the sequel? That was interesting too 🙂 I called my last college campus Peyton Place. On the surface it was this bright, shiny, perfect little academic community (small community college). Under the surface it was scandal city 🙂
No! I haven’t read the sequel! I was pleasantly surprised by Peyton Place – even though all kinds of horrible things happen, the ending is upbeat and hopeful.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Jane Eyre or Great Expectations
Gone With the Wind !
Far From The Madding Crowd.
Gone with the Wind
Definitely Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights 💘
The Great Gatsby
I haven’t read many but I really enjoyed Brave New World and The Bell Jar.
The lion the witch and the wardrobe
Flowers for Algernon
Another good one and the movie, Charley, based on the book was good, too.
yeah it was
I think The lord of the rings
Tess of the d’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Gone with the Wind and Rebecca
Cross Creek by Marjorie Rawlings
My favorite of hers is The Yearling 🙂
I think Jane Eyre. Or maybe Great Expextations.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell + Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
North and south is my favourite too
Yeah and It’s sad to know that we can’t find similar books like North and South..
Me too. Every time I get to the part in the garden and the “bleeding inwardly” line, I get a little misty-eyed.
Catcher in the Rye
Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and The Great Gatsby
The Picture of Dorian Gray
I have too many that I love, but if pushed to the wall, Gone With the Wind, The Picture of Dorian Grey, & The Secret Garden.
Tale of Two Cities
Oooh! That is IMPOSSIBLE to answer! The Three Musketeers is definitely up there ❤️
Pride and Prejudice and To Kill a Mockingbird
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Paul street boys and The Count of Monte Cristo
A Farewell to Arms
Without a doubt – To Kill A Mockingbird.
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Pride and Prejudice
A Tale of Two Cities.
The picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde. The stranger by Albert Camus. The catcher in the rye by J. D. Salinger. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Brave New world by Albous Huxley. 1984 by George Orwell. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus. Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre. Orlando and Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Othello and Mecbeth by William Shakespeare. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu. Ect.
Jane Eyre, Persuasion, Anthony Trollope’s Palliser series.
Dracula, or Frankenstein
Elizabeth Bennett, can’t think of anymore.
Toss up. Beowulf. Orrrrr I also really liked the Aeneid
Jane Eyre ❤️
Jane Eyre 🙂
Of human bondage..W.Somerset Montague
The Secret Garden
Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Indian in the Cupboard, Tuck Everlasting, The Giver, Black Beauty, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Secret Garden, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Phantom of The Opera…couldn’t pick, I like them all
A Christmas Carol
not sure if this is considered one, but Anne of Green Gables
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
I read that in college, I didn’t think anyone else read it.
Probably The Woman in White, but I also loved and re-discovered old French crime novels by Gaston Leroux and his detective Rouletabille (Le nystère de la chambre jaune)
I have been meaning to read The Woman in White for ages, but have felt intimidated by the books size. Is it really good?
It surely has to be read attentively. But I like its being “chopped up” into many shorter pieces (diaries and letters and reports). The length as such is not a problem. You can pause anytime. You should be prepared for deep emotions, malevolent plotting, and numerous voices contradicting each other. I thought it was fascinating! Wilkie Collins is said to have “invented” or prepared the modern detective novel.
Thank Steffi, I will dust off my unread copy and make it my next read.
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