reader question


I admit it. It is a shameful fact that I am not a real fan of the early classics.  I know as a writer that I should have a list of classics under my belt that I can quote from at any moment.  I however don't. But I wonder how many of you have?  What's your favorite?

In looking around at some of the top classics I came up with a list of popular favorites for you. How many of them have you read and what's your favorite?

  1. Animal Farm by George Orwell  
  1. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  1. The Stranger by Albert Camus  
  1. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 
  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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14 thoughts on “How many of these classics have you read?”

      1. Marie de France (Lais), Chretien de Troyes (Yvain), Geoffrey Chaucer (Canterbury Tales), Beowulf, Iliad, Odyssey, John Webster (Duchess of Malfi), Shakespeare (Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night), The Romance of William of Palerne

        But, I’m very much into medieval stuff and don’t really care for much post-17th century mainstream stuff.

  1. It’s terrible but i haven’t read any of these books! I haven’t read nearly as many classic as i would have liked too. I really liked Pride and prejudice, jane eyre and the secret garden none of which are even that old. Oh and shakespeares much ado about nothing!

    1. I am glad I am not alone! I love reading. But there are so many new books that are really wonderful books that jump out at me first.

      I really enjoyed ”

      A Long Fatal Love Chase
      A Long Fatal Love Chase. It’s by Louisa May Alcott, and written well before her famous Little Women book. It’s scandalous and wonderful, but buried under her other works.

      And yes, Shakespeare… if that man had been a modern day writer, he’d make readers quiver with his torrid stories. I love him. But, he’s difficult to read.

  2. I’ve read 3 of the 5. The Metamorphasis is on my to-read list. I try to get a classic read, in between book club books.

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