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Initial post: May 26, 2012 11:24:14 AM PDT
VCanete says:
There are so many classics that have been written and of which i've read. Personally my favorite classic novel has to be "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo. What is your favorite classic novel?

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 7:45:02 PM PDT
I'd have to say it's a toss up between Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 7:53:07 PM PDT
John M. Lane says:
I liked ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT.

Posted on May 26, 2012 7:54:25 PM PDT
I've never read either Les Miserables nor All Quiet on the Western Front. Now I've just added them to my TBR list.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 7:59:25 PM PDT
John M. Lane says:
I hope you like Remarque. Not everybody does.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 8:02:47 PM PDT
Miss M says:
Anna,
Another WWI memoir that is very moving, and a beautiful book, is Robert Graves' Good-Bye to all That.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 8:10:19 PM PDT
John M. Lane says:
I agree. Graves is a great writer.

I'm of German descent and felt more of a connection to Remarque.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 8:17:02 PM PDT
Miss M says:
Sigh...now you've touched my sore spot. I've actually put it off because I intend to read it in German, but just can't bring myself to get around to it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 8:19:56 PM PDT
John M. Lane says:
I read it in English, Miss Mitford. My German isn't that good. :(

Posted on May 26, 2012 9:58:07 PM PDT
Quinton Blue says:
I'd go with Tolstoy's "War and Peace."

Posted on May 27, 2012 6:37:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 28, 2012 8:56:02 AM PDT
The Coot says:
I, and a multitude of other hacks, are furiously working on it right now.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2012 11:22:53 AM PDT
Lol!

Posted on May 27, 2012 8:08:14 PM PDT
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Posted on May 28, 2012 5:24:38 AM PDT
How far back is classic? Lord of the Rings for me. Otherwise, Little Women

Posted on May 29, 2012 11:55:26 AM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
Don Quixote or Middlemarch....oh and I really like Great Expectations and Crime and Punishment.

Posted on May 29, 2012 2:49:40 PM PDT
I would have to go with Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

Posted on May 29, 2012 3:04:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2012 3:05:01 PM PDT
J. Boyd says:
One? I can only pick one???

My favorite classic novel, then, if I must choose, is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1847). I read it fourteen times when I was a teenager. Then I stopped counting.

Other classic novels I love:

Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1605/1615).
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, pere (1844).
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719).
Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen (1813).
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (1831)

Posted on May 31, 2012 7:13:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2012 7:14:01 AM PDT
Andie says:
I'm with J. Boyd - how do I pick one?

My favorites are Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Little Women, and The Grapes of Wrath.

I've never read Anna Karenina but intend to eventually - it sounds like the kind of thing I'd like.

My least favorite (not that you've asked) is Great Expectations. (Let the DVFing begin!)

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:03:58 PM PDT
twinny says:
Oh Andie, I have to agree on great Expectations - loathe that book!

I can't really say what the greatest is, there are so many that I go back to :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:20:16 PM PDT
Brothers K.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:56:10 PM PDT
Andie says:
Well I'm glad I'm not alone!

I thought of 2 more favs if children's books count: The Little Princess & The Secret Garden

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 2:40:32 PM PDT
twinny says:
Defintitely, on all three counts :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 10:51:41 AM PDT
J. Boyd says:
I love The Little Princess and The Secret Garden!

Here's another novel I love (not really a children's book per se, despite Disney): Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salton.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 12:45:20 AM PDT
Soucient says:
Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury. i read it at least once a year.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 1:59:13 PM PDT
James Joyce says:
Ulysses
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