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Some classics I've read lately

Andy Rector
The list author says: "A classic piece of literature is sometimes hard to define. If the themes presented by the author still teach us about life, then the book could be considered a classic. Mark Twain said, "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." I hated being forced to read a book in school, but later on, after graduating, I would read the same classic and get so much more out of it. Also, remember that just because it's a classic, that doesn't mean it's good."
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
"Elizabeth was way ahead of her time."
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
"A young American becomes involved in the Spanish civil war of the 1930s. He begins to see how risky his involvement is — and he finds reasons to live — but will the war destroy him?"
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
"How far will Gatsby go to obtain his obsession?"
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
"Does one culture  have the right to erase another? Is that just the order of things?"
East of Eden (Oprah Book Club Series)
East of Eden (Oprah Book Club Series)
"Steinbeck's writing style is clean and streamlined, but his stories and characters are deep."
Cannery Row
Cannery Row
"Lots of humor, lots of sadness."
The Moon Is Down
The Moon Is Down
"Steinbeck wrote this for the war effort; it was a message to European countries."
The Call of the Wild (Aladdin Classics)
The Call of the Wild (Aladdin Classics)
"London uses a canine to demonstrate the spirit of survival."
A Moveable Feast
A Moveable Feast
"Hemingway talks about his life in France as a young writer."
Ethan Frome (Signet Classics)
Ethan Frome (Signet Classics)
"A story about co-dependency."
Frankenstein (Enriched Classics)
Frankenstein (Enriched Classics)
"No movie can capture the creepiness of this book."
Absalom, Absalom! The Corrected Text
Absalom, Absalom! The Corrected Text
"Faulkner's sentences are long and dense, so bring a dictionary if you read this one."
Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History (Penguin Modern Classics)
Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Steinbeck's first novel, and easily spotted as inferior to his later works, but an interesting story."
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
"Honestly, Hemingway's female characters talk with cheesy 1940's movie dialogue, but his stories are entertaining none-the-less."
The Time Machine
The Time Machine
"Supposedly a commentary on Communism."
Brave New World
Brave New World
"Some of the things that happen in this book have come true."
Jane Eyre (Signet Classics)
Jane Eyre (Signet Classics)
"Jane is quite a progressive women for her time."
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
"A one-hit wonder from this author."
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
"This guy is his own worst enemy."