What's your favourite classic book?

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Mill on the Floss by George Eliot.

I cried so much!
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Wuthering Heights
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
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The one with the very hungry caterpillar
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I've never read George Eliot but always wanted to.

I've got two favourites:

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Journal of a Disappointed Man by W.N.P. Barbellion, which I would describe as a lost classic. Best book I have read by a wide margin.
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Tess is my second favourite. I cried so much as well!

Apparently Thomas Hardy got his inspiration for TOTD from Mill on the Floss.
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mine are:
'to kill a mockingbird' by Harper Lee
'wuthering heights' by Emily Bronte
'jane eyre' by Charlotte Bronte
'the great gatsby' by F Scott Fitzgerald
'frankenstein' by Mary Shelley
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George Eliot is fabulous. Mill on the Floss is inspired by her childhood memoirs.

I've always wanted to read Lolita, but is it very graphic and explicit?
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Moby ****
To Kill A Mockingbird
Jane Eyre
Pride And Prejudice
The Lord Of The Rings
The Hobbit
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That is a very good question, as I almost reading classics when I spend my time with novels.

Measured by a sophisticated style of writing, it is the Buddenbrooks written by Thomas Mann.
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(Original post by georgiapullmanxx)
George Eliot is fabulous. Mill on the Floss is inspired by her childhood memoirs.

I've always wanted to read Lolita, but is it very graphic and explicit?
I read it years ago but from what I can remember I don't think there were any overtly graphic scenes (compared to some novels today at least). It does cover a very sensitive topic though, and there are a few covert sexual sections throughout the novel. It is a beautifully written piece of prose, but I know a couple of people who couldn't read the entire novel because of its topic.
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(Original post by georgiapullmanxx)
Tess is my second favourite. I cried so much as well!

Apparently Thomas Hardy got his inspiration for TOTD from Mill on the Floss.
I definitely wouldn't have said so! Where did you read that?

There are similarities between Mill on the Floss and Tess (both pastoral novels; both charting the lives of young women who are portrayed sympathetically despite their acting in a way that was deemed immoral throughout the Victorian period; both highly critical of the men involved etc), but nothing so striking that I'd presume that Mill on the Floss was any more influential for Hardy than, say, Wuthering Heights was.
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Also 'contemporary classics' The Virgin Suicides and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
And favorite 'classic' play would be Pygmalion by GB Shaw.
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(Original post by TheEyeOfBaradDur)
Moby ****
To Kill A Mockingbird
Jane Eyre
Pride And Prejudice
The Lord Of The Rings
The Hobbit
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid


The one which tells about racism? if so, it is one of the classics which are on my so called must-have-list.
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Animal Farm by George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Jane Eyre
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Of mice and men.

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(Original post by queenofswords)
Also 'contemporary classics' The Virgin Suicides
What makes it so good?

(Am curious as I currently have it lying on my bookshelf).
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What makes it so good?

(Am curious as I currently have it lying on my bookshelf).
Just how eerie and absurd the whole situation is. I read it in one sitting, would recommend.
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