Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten .Books Every Classic Lover Should Read


 
"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here

April 12: Ten Books Every X Should Read 
(Since I love classics, I have decided classics it must be.)

Austen, Jane "Persuasion" - 1817
Brontë, Charlotte "Villette" - 1853
Camus, Albert "The Plague" (La Peste) - 1947
Dickens, Charles "Great Expectations" - 1861
Dostoevsky, Fyodor "Crime and Punishment" (Преступление и наказание = Prestupleniye i nakazaniye) - 1866
Eliot, George "Middlemarch" - 1871-72
Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (Buddenbrooks) - 1901
Steinbeck, John "The Grapes of Wrath" - 1940
Tolstoy, Lew Nikolajewitsch "War and Peace" (Война и мир = Woina I Mir) - 1868/69
Trollope, Anthony "Barchester Chronicles" - 1855-67
Wilde, Oscar "The Picture of Dorian Gray" - 1890
 
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4 comments:

  1. I'm working my way through Villette right now, I'm of mixed emotions about it. Seems like every time I really get going in it they throw in tons of French that they assume I can read or understand, and for the most part I can't. I find it frustrating.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear this, Janet, I know the feeling, I often hear the complaint from other people who don't speak English well when everyone supposes that English words are generally understood. The Brontës did live in an age when everyone who could read spoke French, as well, I guess. I never noticed it that much because I do speak French. Don't attempt any Russian books then, either, they are often half in French. I love that but I cans ee that it is a problem. Mind you, there is a great translation of Anna Karenina, done by an American/Russian couple not that long ago, so that should be alright. ;)

      Anyway, I do hope that you will get to like it.

      Happy Reading,
      Marianne

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  2. I've read a few of these and I would have to agree. Great list!

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    1. Thank you so much, Deanna, I am glad you like the list. I just checked out your blog and must say there are so many great challenges on there, I am a new "follower". As you will see, I love talking about the books I read just as much as I love reading them. Hope we will find many books we both love and can talk about.

      Happy Reading,
      Marianne

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