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What are three of your favorite classic books?
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Gullivers Travels. Jonathan Swift. People think of it as a story for kids about a guy who visits a land full of tiny people. But actually Gulliver visits four strange lands, and all are parodies of England/Ireland of his own time.
Roughing It by Mark Twain. This is about Twain visiting Nevada in the days before the Civil War, and touring around to places that are famous even today, like Lake Tahoe, Mono Lake, etc. It's written in self-contained chapters, like a collection of short stories. So you can start anywhere and read a whole story. It's very funny even today. This is the book I take on every trip. I like a lot of his other stuff too, of course.
The Wizard of Oz. Actually, the whole series is very good, though a little dated. The original book was so popular that Baum wrote another book every year for the rest of his life--20 books. Then his family hired a woman named Ruth Plumley Thomson to write more Oz books, but those aren't considered as good.
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- conley39Lv 71 month ago
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
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- ?Lv 71 month ago
and the collected works of Guy De Maupassant.
- j153eLv 71 month ago
The Great Divorce;
The Following of Christ, by Groote;
Don Quixote, or The Code of the Woosters (both are lighter reading).
- LynnmarieLv 71 month ago
The Gospel of John, Psalms, and Proverbs