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AniaSM | 17:37 Sat 01st Nov 2008 | Body & Soul
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I am starting a project where I read some classic English language books. I have already read "Uncle Toms Cabin" and I'm going to read George Orwell's "1984" next. Can anyone suggest what I might read after that?


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Charles Dickens wrote some excellent classics - i recommend Great Expectations if you've never read it before.
I'll second that.

You might want to look at Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White too. Collins was a contemporary and friend of Dickens, although nowhere near as prolific. Still very much worth reading, though.

If you want something a little more 'modern', try Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.
I love Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights, someof my favourite books.

Lord of the Flys is another one you could try.
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Lord Of The Flies by William Golding is worth a try
These should keep you going
Herman Melville - Moby Dick
Mark Twain - Life on the Mississippi
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
Joseph Conrad - heart of Darkness
James Joyce - Ulysses
Charlotte Bronte - Shirley
I loved 'To kill a mockingbird'
Could also try Alias Grace by Margaret Attword or anything by Daphne de Maurier
D H Lawrence ""Sons & Lovers is good - can be a bit dry in places but it is beautifully written.
If "Ulysses" (Joyce) is a bit ambitious to start with you could try his "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"
Jamaica Inn and Rebeccar by Daphne Dumaurier are both beautiful books.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskill - really good classic book.
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I was going to suggest lord of the flies as well, Rites of passage is anothr by the same author. How about Bram stokes dracula?
sorry StokER.* Daisy
Catcher in the Rye by Salinger. Gripping.
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I have decided to read; Lord of the Flies

Animal Farm.

The picture of Dorian Gray
Treasure Island.
Heart of Darkness.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
The Catcher in the Rye.
Jude the obscure.
and Frenheit 451.
I have read the first few pages of 1984.

Thanks guys.
I also recomend To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Great Expectations is my fave. Dickens

The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy

Under Milkwood - Dylan Thomas ( though I recomend if you can get an audio tape of Burton reading it)

Kestrel to a Knave - Barry Hines

Little women - Louisa May Alcott

Of Mice and Men - John steinbeck 2 probably not classed as "classics" but to me they are ....

Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 and 3/4 - sue townsend

Hitchicker's guide to the galaxy - Douglas adams

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