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If you had to recommend just one 'classic'

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berri Sat 13-Oct-12 03:22:02

What would it be?

Going on holiday soon and I want to try something different - it'll be my last chance to get stuck into a book before the arrival of DC2 and I'm aware I haven't read any of the classics....what would you recommend if you had to choose one? Or maybe two, wishful thinking that I'll have time ;)

DuchessofMalfi Fri 02-Nov-12 07:05:37

Pride and Prejudice smile.

porridgewithalmondmilk Fri 02-Nov-12 09:22:41

Another vote for Wuthering Heights here.

wiganwagonwheelworks Fri 09-Nov-12 18:08:06

The Moonstone, though I'm sure someone's said it already. Brilliant.

LapinDeBois Mon 12-Nov-12 22:34:01

Gah, I thought I might be the first to say that Persuasion is the best Austen, but others beat me to it.

Instead, I will throw another couple of more modern 'should be classics' into the mix: The Raj Quartet and the English Patient. Both wonderful, wonderful books.

dolcelatte Sat 17-Nov-12 03:43:46

Yes to Austen, Brontes, Hardy, Fitzgerald and others already mentioned.

i also think Animal Farm is well worth a read (and much shorter than 1984).

If you are looking for a modern classic, Kite Runner is wonderful.

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