Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 10 years ago

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.

3 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    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.)

  • fahie
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    4 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!

  • 10 years ago

    One of my favorites is Les Miserables but that may fall under you "suffering for whatever terrible mistakes he has made" category.

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