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mayandjuniper Thu 23-Aug-18 21:12:52

Which classic books are really really worth the read in your opinion?

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gettingtherequickly Thu 23-Aug-18 21:14:00

Any dickens

Parisproperty Thu 23-Aug-18 21:17:49

Pride and Prejudice
Emma
Jane Eyre
Children of the New Forest

ContadoraExplorer Thu 23-Aug-18 21:31:03

Wuthering Heights.

Dottierichardson Thu 23-Aug-18 22:29:29

Second Emma, as for others there are so many that are excellent depending on what you enjoy reading: Vanity Fair, Villette, Le Grand Meaulnes, Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Master and Margarita, Portrait of a Lady (original version not revised New York edition), Dracula, Chekhov short stories, Bruno Schulz short stories, Kate Chopin's The Awakening, The Mysteries of Udolpho (great fun), Edmund Gosse Father and Son, Colette's 'Claudine' novels, could go on for a while! Then there are modern classics...

Dottierichardson Thu 23-Aug-18 22:35:54

Also Madame Bovary recently re-read the Lydia Davis translation, wonderful.

Parisproperty Fri 24-Aug-18 02:30:56

Oh! I was going to say Father and Son too. I loved that book.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy.

Dottierichardson Fri 24-Aug-18 03:05:02

Parisproperty you're the first person I've come across who's heard of Father and Son, I'm so pleased someone else knows and likes it; it's such a fascinating story I don't know why it's not more widely read.

ABCFamily Fri 24-Aug-18 08:29:07

The Count of Monte Christo
The Three Musketeers
The Prince & the Pauper
Animal Farm
Rebecca (although the narrator irritated me towards the end)
The Great Gatsby
Call of the Wild
A Clockwork Orange (the slang used can be tricky to get to grips with, but it's worth it)
Oscar Wilde's fairy tales
The Diary of a Nobody

Dottierichardson Fri 24-Aug-18 15:39:33

OP there's another classics thread going on right now with some more recommendations
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3345156-to-ask-for-classic-book-recommendations

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