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Here’s a list of some of the books I’m planning to read (since joyliveshere asked if had one, and it seemed like a good idea):

Phantom of the Opera
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Scarlett Pimpernell
Northanger Abbey
Jane Eyre
Oliver Twist
Portrait of a Lady
Around the World in 80 Days

Obviously, I need to add more, and I might end up taking some of these off, but this should be plenty to get me started.


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Jan. 11th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
I don't know how much Austen you've read, but Northanger Abbey isn't the one I'd start with if you're going for the best. I'd recommend Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion, and Emma above it.

On the other hand, it's pretty short. ;-)
Jan. 11th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
I've read P&P, S&S and Persuasion. And one other . . . the one about the girl who goes to live with relatives and they put on dramas . . . um . . . Mansfield Park! That's it. I haven't read Emma yet, though, and your comment has reminded me that I do have it around here somewhere. Maybe I will read that one first. (Although NA being short IS a plus). :D I like Jane Austen quite a bit, actually, and I'm not that far from reading all of her work. Maybe I'll make that a supplemental goal this year.
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
I liked Dante's Commedia. I took an english class in college and we had to read the inferno. They also had a class on all three books, but it was always late in the afternoon and, being a science major with most of my classes before noon, I never got around to taking. The fall after I graduated I took the class as an audit. It was cool! :-)
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
I hate to admit this, but if I try to read anything deemed a classic, I invariably fall right asleep. I AM SO UNWORTHY *SOB*.
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
I already mentioned some that I liked on your 43Things, but just remembered A Room With A View which you may enjoy as it is largely set in Florence.
Jan. 12th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favorite books; please don't take it off the list. And I found Phantom to be cornier than any adaptation, if such a thing is possible, but it was such a quick and easy read, you'll enjoy it for the sheer humor value.
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