What are your favourite classics, and why? Do they have a story that intrigues you, or exposes the ugly truths of society? i'm running out of books to read & I'd like to venture into the realm of the classics.
Most Helpful Guy
Anything by Raymond Chandler the creator and father of the Hard-boiled Crime and Noir genres. I highly recommend just about anything he wrote, excellent author. Hah expect a lot of phrases like this in his books if you do read em.
It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window”; “She sat in front of her princess dresser trying to paint the suitcases out from under her eyes.
Ok next I like H. P Lovecraft though his books are a bit strange, weird, scary and overall creepy. He was quite insane so his books defiantly have that aspect of instability in them.
Rudyard Kipling is another great author and also the creator of the original Jungle Book.
Edgar Rice Burroughs another wonderful writer, and creator of the original Tarzan books.1
Most Helpful Girl
I loved the Little Women series, as well as anything by orwell. Beowulf and the canterbury tales are good too. Beowulf is more thriller-ish while the canterbury tales are lighthearted and funny.
If you want to just start out, I'd recommend getting the canterbury classics, which is a box set full of great stuff like jules verne and sir arthur conan doyle
might be a little 'modern' to be considered a classic, but i really like john grisham as well.
tbh I see a lot of people recommending the odyssey and the iliad and while those are certainly classics, i didn't really enjoy them. just because things are old doesn't mean they're necessarily good. BUT - they're both free on kindle (i think?) so it wouldn't hurt to try it out and see if you enjoy it
in terms of shakespear i really liked much ado about nothing, macbeth, and the merchant of venice. titus andronicus is one of his really great tragedies, so if you enjoy things like that you should definitely check that out too.
i happen to really like poe as well, even if he was probably high on opium when he wrote half his stories lmao (does he count as 'classic'?)
ANYWAY i'm just a little bit of a slut for classics so hmu if you want more info on any of them lmao1
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