Classics you know you should have read but probably haven't

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I know I feel guilt at the number of works I feel I ought to have read, but haven't quite managed to get round to yet... Well, let's try to prioritise!
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Randall.Parr: I would really like to read this book. Okay. thanks.
Arrashid7: I read btw. high school and college. Got me hooked on more Russian lit.
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Explicações
JalenV: I listened to an audio copy from my local library. I was amazed by how much punishment poor Oliver's body takes near the end and he managed to survive. Nice kid -- interesting, considering his upbringing.
ahef1963: Too depressing for my liking.
Arrashid7: I read in high school. A great book! A tip ~ don't ever watch movies first!
MyFathersDragon: I was bored in 6th grade and read anything I could get my hands on. I liked Dickens, so I read a lot of his stories.
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Explicações
aulsmith : Got halfway through hell and gave up.
sturlington : Read Inferno in college. Not sure of the point of reading the rest.
Arrashid7: I plan to read it this summer.
ManWithAnAgenda : Read, loved.
MyFathersDragon: I didn’t finish. I read some in Italian, but I am not very good with Italian. I read more in English translation, but I wanted to go back to the Italian, and never finished.
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Explicações
aulsmith : Skipping. Too much blubber.
rainpebble : puts my brain in a muddle no matter how many attempts I make to read it.
amanda4242: I read it and discovered that I could quite happily have gone through life without having read it.
sturlington : Read in college.
JalenV: Read twice for different classes (one definitely in college), chose it the second time because I remembered enough from dfiscussing it the first time I figured it would help the second. (Still wonder if that preacher who appeared early in the book gave the same sermon every Sunday.)
Aprill: I love Melville's writing.
ManWithAnAgenda : Read. Interesting.
MyFathersDragon: I liked the book in 5th grade, but when I tried rereading in 11th grade, I didn’t find it interesting enough to read it, perhaps because I had previously read it.
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Explicações
gilroy : Read it
amanda4242: Loved it.
auntSteelbreaker : Read it, did not enjoy it.
JalenV: I think I read my parents' copy. I'd read all my books and usually had the library ones finished before our next visit.
ManWithAnAgenda : Read, eh.
MyFathersDragon: I read some Twain in 5th grade and ended up reading most of his books.
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Explicações
tiddleyboom : Read it. Loved it.
.Monkey. : Read it. Disliked.
amanda4242: Read it twice and hated it twice.
JalenV: Had to read it for High School and hated it. I read The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo. Found her inserted characters and the magic interesting, still hated the Gatsby sections.
Aprill: Read it.
ahef1963: Read it; didn't really like it.
ManWithAnAgenda : Read it. Loved it.
MyFathersDragon: It was one of the classics to choose from to read in a high school class. I read lots of the choices, so I had options to choose from when it was time to write a book report.
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.Monkey. : Read it. Hated it.
amanda4242: Loved it in high school.
sturlington : Read in high school.
electrice : read
JalenV: Had to read it in high school.
ManWithAnAgenda : Read it. Hated. Read it. Loved it.
MyFathersDragon: I knew some of the high school English classes read it. I knew it was considered a classic. So, I decided I would read it. I did not like it. I am glad I read it, so I know what people are talking about when they bring it up, but I wouldn’t read it again.
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Explicações
amanda4242: I despised this book.
Simone2 : In high school I hated it, but after reading it again recently I love it!
electrice : read
JalenV: Read in high school. It was sad.
ahef1963: Loved it. Cried twice while reading it.
MyFathersDragon: It was one of the classics to choose from to read in a high school class. I read lots of the choices, so I had options to choose from when it was time to write a book report.
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tiddleyboom: I know the whole plot and resolution of Jane Eyre; I've just never read the book.
JalenV: I have read this book so many times since I was a school girl. However, it wasn't until PBS first aired "I, Claudius" that I understood that "West Indies Messalina" insult.
Aprill: Enjoyed it.
ahef1963: A favourite.
MyFathersDragon: It was available when I was reading anything I could find. I reread it in high school.
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.Monkey. : Read it. Hated it.
sturlington : Read in college
JalenV: I have, and have read, my copy. I was already familiar with the plot thanks to The Classics Reclassified by Richard Armour.
aekd: Not likely to read.
ahef1963: Loved it.
ManWithAnAgenda : Read. Nearly everything else he wrote is better.
MyFathersDragon: It was one of the classics to choose from to read in a high school class. I read lots of the choices, so I had options to choose from when it was time to write a book report.
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Explicações
tiddleyboom : Read in High School - loved it!
aulsmith : Took a course on Chaucer in college and read all I'm going to.
sturlington : Read partly in college
aekd: Tried to read this in college, then switched majors out of English in horror.
ahef1963: Read in university. Loved it.
MyFathersDragon: We read excerpts in high school. I thought it was interesting so decided to keep reading.
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