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This is that book that's been made into eighty-nine different adaptations over the course of two centuries, at least one of which was a black-and-white film. It's the assigned reading novel that you actually liked. In short: the classic that you feel deserves to be a classic.

For me, it's probably Pride and Prejudice. Has one of my favorite fictional characters ever (Elizabeth), stars my OTP, and is all-around an entertaining and insightful read that's really about a whole lot more than marriage. Not to mention I enjoy imagining Colin Firth as Darcy. I also found myself enjoying Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, although I didn't really start loving it until the third part (but really, who didn't?). King Lear is probably my favorite Shakespeare play (not that I've read/watched that many of them), but I read it on my own time.

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The ones that come immediately to mind are Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm. Nineteen Eighty-Four was also good, although some of the scenes squicked me out when I first read it. Beyond just dystopian novels, I really enjoyed The Catcher in the Rye.

Shakespeare-wise, Macbeth. (The army moving up the hill pretending to be trees...kind of sold me.) I also really liked The Merchant of Venice and Othello, mostly because of the excellently written villains.

Also not a novel, but how can I leave this thread without a mention of Paradise Lost? /sighs dreamily.

edit Forgot to mention my childhood favorite, Little Women.

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I don't read many classics but does all of a kind family count? I could never read classics because the language was really hard to understand

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really really enjoyed Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, the French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles, a Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and the Lord of the Flies by William Golding ugh best reads of 2012

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I looove To Kill A Mockingbird by Lee Harper, by far my favorite classic novel. But 1984 by George Orwell is right behind it!

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The Hobbit. I have 2 copies of it: an old, yellowed copy that Dad gave me as a gift when I was 9 (I'm 28 now), and a newer copy that I bought a few years back.

I'm also reading The Lord of the Rings, but I like The Hobbit more.

Oh, and And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is a favorite of mine as well.

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I'm pretty sure I'm the only person in my entire high school who honestly liked The Great Gatsby. The overload of symbolism is a little off-putting, I admit, but the story and characterization were excellent. The characters just felt more real and believable than the characters in so many of the other books I had to read for school.

On the flip side, my entire sophomore class, including the teacher, agreed that A Farewell to Arms was dull and pretentious, and at least half of us were hoping the main characters would die horribly.

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lord of the flies, romeo & juliet, fahrenheit 451, to kill a mockingbird, beowulf, dante's inferno~

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The Giver, The Catcher of the Rye, and Of Mice and Men.

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