What classics would you suggest for me to read?
I have already read:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (and) Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll
Jane Eyre - Charolotte Bronte
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
The Princess and the Goblin - George MacDonald
Freckles - Gene Stratton-Porter
Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Anthony and Cleopatra, Taming of the Shrew, Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The Tempest - William Shakespeare
The Robe - Lloyd C. Douglas
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas - Jules Verne
Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
White Fang - Jack London
Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
Vanity Fair - William Thackeray
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
...and more I can't think of
Something that has a happy ending, okay? Nothing where the main character commits suicide, or the whole story is about the main character suffering for whatever terrible mistakes the person has made, or the character is a selfish, cold idiot through the entire book. I'm sick of those.
- FlywheelLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson
Candide by Voltaire
Animal Farm by George Orwell
--the above four feature a lot of misfortune, but are satirical in nature, so I don't consider them downers.
Cannery Row or Tortilla Flats by John Steinbeck
The Mouse that Roared by Leonard Wibberley
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
(You've listed other classic horror novels, and this is an easy read.)Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Confederacy_of_Dunc... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_Rassel... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Steinbeck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mouse_That_Roared http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorian_Gray
- fahieLv 44 years ago
A tale of two cities is a huge e book, and that's a tale that many greater present day video clips, television shows, etc. are consistent with. Crime & Punishment is a heavier examine than the books you indexed, even though it extremely is rather well worth the attempt for its exploration of the human psyche. a hundred Years of Solitude is from a various term (and continent), and it extremely is plenty quirkier than the books you stated, even though it deals with kinfolk and community interactions only like Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights. savour your analyzing!
- peapod_13Lv 510 years ago
One of my favorites is Les Miserables but that may fall under you "suffering for whatever terrible mistakes he has made" category.