What's your favorite 'classic' which you were forced to read in high school?

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  1. seicheprey profile image61
    seichepreyposted 11 years ago

    What's your favorite 'classic' which you were forced to read in high school?

    Classic is a loose term, especially when applied to what is considered today's canon of American Literature.  So, basically, just looking at the books you were required to read in high school, which one was your favorite?

  2. irenemaria profile image60
    irenemariaposted 11 years ago

    Hatter's Castle written by A J Cronin. I was completely in love and read more of his marvelous books. What a writer!

  3. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 11 years ago

    A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens. An image of the French police hats comes to mind now for some odd reason

  4. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 11 years ago

    I think the classic "Animal Farm" was my favorite among the literature classes books we were required to read.
    it reinforced the way many of us were feeling about society then. Corruption abounds when one is given too much power and authority over others.
    Other classics were read were Portnoy's Complaint, Clockwork Orange, The Grapes of Wrath and Catcher in the Rye.

  5. rikabothra profile image60
    rikabothraposted 11 years ago

    My favourite book which I read in high school was "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott.

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    will345davisposted 11 years ago

    Of all the books we had to read, I would have to say that my favorite was Homer's 'The Illiad' and 'The Odessey'. Great books. Completely captivating story. Another that I thoroughly enjoyed was Beowulf

  7. renegadetory profile image60
    renegadetoryposted 11 years ago

    My all time favourite was Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and a close second was Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

    I think it was because I could relate so much to the lead female characters of Elizabeth and Jane.  I know now why they are "classics" because even though they were written long before I ever existed, these stories continue to cross the limits of time and touch people's lives in different ways.  Their messages continue to speak to us here in the 21st century.

  8. Powerful Pierre profile image61
    Powerful Pierreposted 11 years ago

    Being older I 'm going to say "Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare.  ty

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    To Kill a Mockingbird, i probably would not have read it if we hadn't studied it in school. It is now one of my favourite books.

  10. truthfornow profile image72
    truthfornowposted 11 years ago

    My favorite classic was The Great Gatsby.  I love that book.  So beautifully written.


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