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Enchanting Classics

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The list author says: "Here are my favorite classics. They're moving, riveting, and possibly life-changing. =D"
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
"My favorite classic of all time. Jane Eyre has everything: strong, misfit heroine, domineering and mysterious man, attempted murder, suicide, fire, storms, beatings, death, sacrifice, and eventually, love."
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
"Another Bronte sister. It's a dark story of a domineering man and a selfish woman whose only redeeming quality is their love for each other. Their selfishness destroys the lives of everyone around them."
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
"Not many teenagers like this book, but it was one of my favorites. Amazing writing full of symbolism, allusions, and every other literary term. A story of the human heart losing itself to the darkness of the wilderness."
Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics)
Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics)
"An exploration into the mind of a murderer and his journey to redemption. One of the best books ever written."
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
"As much as I dislike the main character for her selfishness and lack of moral values, this is a story about the double standard of Russian society at the time and its effect on a woman who just needed love and independence."
The Complete Novels  (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
The Complete Novels (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
"Jane Austen was one of the most brilliant writers of her time and her stories still resonate today. Read all her books especially Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. The movies are great, too."
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
"Story of sacrifice and redemption. Need I say more?"
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)
"The tragedy of a young woman fleeing from a man in her past and running to the man she'll love forever."
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
"My favorite of all the mythological stories. Has plenty of adventure and the full range of human emotions."
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
"One of the most beautiful stories written in the past decade. Well-deserved critical acclaim."
King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library)
King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library)
"My favorite Shakespearian play. Betrayal, family, hatred, love..."
Of Mice and Men (Penguin Classics)
Of Mice and Men (Penguin Classics)
"Heartbreaking novel of two friends"
J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
"Tolkien's epic creation deserves to be read and reread."
The Illustrated Children's Bible
The Illustrated Children's Bible
"The Bible is a classic. This is for those who just want to read the wonderful stories in the best book of all time. =)"
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
"In my high school english class, we took turns reading and acting out this play. Absolutely hilarious!"
Cry, the Beloved Country (Oprah's Book Club)
Cry, the Beloved Country (Oprah's Book Club)
"A wonderfully written novel about racial prejudice, turning back from moral values, and rediscovering faith. The father searches for his prodigal son. Heartbreakingly beautiful."
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
"In a world where firemen burn books, one fireman refuses to follow the rules and discovers the beauty of reading. I can't explain how amazing this book is."
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel
"It's a fun, hilarious adventure story about a mysterious man who dons disguises to free French royals during the French Revolution."
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
"A fun adventure story."
Little Women
Little Women
"I love this book. Jo is my favorite character of all time."
To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition
To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition
"Read the book and then watch the movie with Gregory Peck."
Rebecca
Rebecca
"A great read. It's a mystery, a romance, and full of danger."
The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
"Read the book then watch the movie. A great classic!"
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
"Read the adventure story full of betrayal, strength of heart, and deception. The movie with Jim Caviezel is even better."
Dracula
Dracula
"Twilight's great, but for the original vampire novel, read Dracula. It's creepy, spooky, and everything vampires are."