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Nutriaitch
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Classics that you have never read
ok, so apparently i’m the only person in america that has never read 1984.

don’t know how/why i’ve made it to 40 years old, graduated with a 3.4 in HS and went to college (did not graduate) without ever having read it, but i did.

so i’m starting it now.

other classics I’ve never read (and will after completing 1984)
The Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby


anyone else have some literary classics they haven’t read?


Buckeye06
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Classics that you have never read
I mean everyone has some. I would say i'm very well read but some off the top of my head:

War and Peace
Catch 22
Anything by Jane Austen

There are hundreds of classics


OldTigahFot
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re: Classics that you have never read
Never read Hemingway, Austin, any of the Bronte sisters, Tolstoy, Dosteyevski, . . .


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Froman
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re: Classics that you have never read
In high school I went on a classics binge, so I’m actually pretty versed in them, but like anybody, there’s still plenty I skipped.

War & Peace
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Brothers Karamazov
The Grapes of Wrath
Lord of the Flies

I’m sure there are more.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Classics that you have never read
There are hundreds if not thousands of books that can be called classics.

Unless you are Harold Bloom, there is no way you can hav read them all.
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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Classics that you have never read
You should try A Brave New World as well - I think it proved to be a largely more accurate picture compared to 1984
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JawjaTigah
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re: Classics that you have never read
To name a few older classics yet unread, War and Peace, Moby Dick, A Tale of Two Cities, Les Miserables
Newer - Gone With the Wind, Catcher in the Rye


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DLSWVA
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re: Classics that you have never read
Catch-22 is an awesome book, and I highly recommend it. I started War and Peace but gave up after 100 pages.


John Gotti
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re: Classics that you have never read
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War and Peace


I've never read it and I understand it is an all time great. - Although one wonders if War and Peace would have been as highly acclaimed as it was, had it been published under its original title War, What Is It Good For.
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The Spleen
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re: Classics that you have never read
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I started War and Peace but gave up after 100 pages.



Read one chapter a day, and it will take about a year. Almost every chapter is less than 10 pages. There are several blogs out there that break down each chapter after you read it - tells you which characters are important and which ones are not, which is big because of how many characters there are. Makes it a much less daunting read.


As for the OP question, I also have never read 1984. I did read Animal Farm. There are a lot of other classics I've never read. Pretty much none of the British classics as they never really interested me. Only read The Old Man and The Sea from Hemingway and hated it so never picked up anything else by him.


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Buckeye06
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re: Classics that you have never read
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Catch-22 is an awesome book, and I highly recommend it. I started War and Peace but gave up after 100 pages.



I retract my statement. I went to look at a plot for catch 22 and it looked like something I had read. Yes read it


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Andychapman13
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Member since Jun 2016
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re: Classics that you have never read
The Great Gatsby had a pretty profound effect on my outlook at life as a 17 year old. I read it again with a group of kids I was teaching about 8 years ago and it did not have the same effect, but was still a pleasure to read. It’s a really, really well written book that covers some basic concepts above love and time that a 40 year should know by that age, but extremely thought provoking in HS.


The Spleen
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re: Classics that you have never read
I read Great Gatsby and Grapes of Wrath in the same semester in high school, and Grapes of Wrath had a profound impact on me at the time. I think maybe because I grew up somewhat poor, it resonated with me more. I re-read Great Gatsby a few years later and it clicked with me then. Love both of them now, and I'm actually re-reading Grapes of Wrath right now. Still have my copy from high school with all my notes in it, along with a few from the best teacher I ever had who passed away a few years ago. Seeing her notes was pretty emotional when I found it a few months after she passed away.


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Cowboyfan89
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: Classics that you have never read
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
1984
War and Peace
Almost everything else in this thread except Grapes of Wrath and Catcher in the Rye...ha!

For some reason, we didn't read many "classics" in school.


selfgen
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Member since Aug 2006
381 posts

re: Classics that you have never read
I’ve never read The Little Prince-I will read it this week.


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BlackCoffeeKid
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Member since Mar 2016
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re: Classics that you have never read
I wish I hadn't read The Last of The Mohicans.


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beachdude
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LA
Member since Nov 2008
2681 posts

re: Classics that you have never read
quote:

Buckeye06


I’m with you all the way on War and Peace. And, I’m a very old reader with no excuse.

But, dude, you’ve never read Catch-22?!?!


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lsursb
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
7698 posts

re: Classics that you have never read
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The Grapes of Wrath


You should read. One of my all time favorite books.


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Member since Jan 2007
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re: Classics that you have never read
Franny and Zooey >> Catcher in the Rye



thewarmth
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Bali
Member since May 2010
1723 posts

re: Classics that you have never read
On the Road has been on my to read list for two years. Maybe one of these days.


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