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Classics? (1 Viewer)


Hey, Barnes and Noble is having a 50% off on all their classics right now!
I want to take advantage of this and get a few good ones.
I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions because i am clueless as to what will be good.


What do you like to read? The classics are just as varied in genre and theme as any other books, so it helps to know the person's tastes before making suggestions but some books in the B & N Classics series that I'd personally promote are: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka, The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Grimms' Fairy Tales, The Wasteland and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot
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Anne Lacey

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How about some Tolstoy? Try a collection of his short stories, they're easier to handle. The Death of Ivan Illyech and Family Happiness are good ones.
Uncle Tom's Cabin is always a good read.
Anything by Hemmingway, I just love his work.


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They never seem to publish in such inexpensive volumes the sorts of books I would tend to recommend, the works of Lewis Carroll aside. I think, for example, that no collection of the classics can be without The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne, The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton, and Religio Medici (among others) by Sir Thomas Browne. Naturally Don Quixote should also be included, seeing as it is perhaps the most influential novel in European history.