Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA: Classic Literature

Today's discussion post for Armchair BEA is on classic literature. This is one that I'm a huge fan of because before I started blogging I really loved reading the old classics. I really wanted to work my way through a lot of those books that have been around forever.

These books were actually the reason I studied English Literature at university, I really loved learning about the change of the novel over the time. I actually took a class that we had to read a book a week and we went through the times, beginning with Don Quixote by Cervantes and going through Jane Austen and so many others. It was one of my favorite classes.

But I will always say my favorite class of all time in university that dealt with classics was one that was dedicated to all the works of Shakespeare. A lot of people find me crazy but I had so much fun reading each of Shakespeare's plays and really taking time with them and breaking it down scene by scene. 

When I think of classics these are the books that come to mind. Classics are the books that have stood the test of time and you still find people reading hundreds of years after. I think this is something that all books will be compared to. What do you think of classics?


  1. I love the classics, some more then others. I have an abundance of classics in my library, some read and some unread.

    I find some of the classics hard to get through, which is understandable due to the language difference and such. But Pride and Prejudice is one of my faves.

  2. Don Quixote is a great book. I love raging at windmills.
    have a great armchairbea.

  3. I remember reading quite a few Shakespeare plays in high school but have never thought of rereading them.

    Pride and Prejudice is my favorite - I've read it 3 times! Now I want to read some of Jane Austen's other books. Do you have a favorite of hers?

    My Classics Post

  4. I really need to read more Austen. I have only read two of her books!



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