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Old 10-17-2009, 04:54 PM   #16
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I do think a classic is a book that has or will endure over time. And to that end, I do feel a classic does not have to be an old book.
Well... I'm not quite sure how you know a book "will" endure a long time. You can only think it will.

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Old 10-17-2009, 05:09 PM   #17
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For example, I do think that the Discworld series is a classic.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:10 PM   #18
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For example, I do think that the Discworld series is a classic.
Time will tell.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:14 PM   #19
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The Colour of Magic came out in 1983. That's 26 years ago. Discworld is still doing very well and is still very popular. I don't see it dying out any time soon.
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For the romantics out there, I would like to nominate a Jane Austen novel, Persuasion. To me, the other nominations seem depressing and I don't need any help feeling that. I want a story with a happy ending.
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I want a story with a happy ending.
Does Jane Austen die?

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Old 10-18-2009, 03:46 AM   #23
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For the romantics out there, I would like to nominate a Jane Austen novel, Persuasion. To me, the other nominations seem depressing and I don't need any help feeling that. I want a story with a happy ending.
I'm persuaded - so I will second 'Persuasion'.

And, I don't think Discworld will become a classic.
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And, I don't think Discworld will become a classic.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:29 AM   #25
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For the romantics out there, I would like to nominate a Jane Austen novel, Persuasion. To me, the other nominations seem depressing and I don't need any help feeling that. I want a story with a happy ending.
I'll third Persuasion
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:19 AM   #26
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I think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Never Let Me Go are both modern-day classics, but I think they don't fit this category.

I've already read Oliver Twist and Persuasion and The Trial, but any are worth rereading.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:26 AM   #27
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OK,

We have 3 books on the list. Keep the nominations coming.

Books with less than 3 currently are:

(1) Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman
This is the true story of a trip West in the US, published in 1847-49 in a magazine. Parkman is one of the best American writers and historians; when you combine his talents with the controversy and adventure of a trip through dangerous Indian territory, along with Parkman's irreverant, almost flip attitude and his marvellous eye for detail, you have a classic that will not be forgotten.

(2) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
Most peoples' knowledge of this probably comes from the 1960s musical, which I'm sure we've all seen innumerable times. The novel, though, is a VERY different beast, and definely written for an "adult" audience. It contains some wonderful writing, and has some unforgettable characters - Oliver himself, of course; Fagin, who runs a gang of child thieves and prostitutes, the professional criminal, Bill Sykes and his girlfriend Nancy, and many more. This is a wonderful, unforgetable book, which everybody should read at least once in their life. I commend it to everybody.

(2) The Picture (or Portrait) of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Spellbound before his own portrait, Dorian Gray utters a fateful wish. In exchange for eternal youth he gives his soul, to be corrupted by the malign influence of his mentor, the aesthete and hedonist Lord Henry Wotton. The novel was met with moral outrage by contemporary critics who, dazzled perhaps by Wilde's brilliant style, may have confused the author with his creation, Lord Henry, to whom even Dorian protests, 'You cut life to pieces with your epigrams.'. Encouraged by Lord Henry to substitute pleasure for goodness and art for reality, Dorian tries to watch impassively as he brings misery and death to those who love him. But the picture is watching him, and, made hideous by the marks of sin, it confronts Dorian with the reflection of his fall from grace, the silent bearer of what is in effect a devastating moral judgement.

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Old 10-18-2009, 10:31 AM   #28
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Ok,

So here is a nomination. This is a pretty long book, but you should be able to read it in a month. It is one of the Penguin Ten Essential Classics and many references in life and literature come from this book. It is a book I started reading when I was young and couldn't commit to it. I think a famous coffee chain got its name from this book:

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

This is not a book about fishing.

In the novel, published in 1851 after sixteen months of writing, Herman Melville recounts the Promethean quest of Captain Ahab, who, having lost a leg in a earlier battle with White Whale, is determined to catch the beast and destroy it. By the time readers meet Ahab, he is a vengeful, crazed, and terror-provoking figure, for Moby-Dick has come to represent for him all the evil in the world. The relentless voyage of Ahab and his crew, a finely etched group of weird and wonderful characters who seem both flesh-and-blood individuals and symbolic of the varying qualities of men, becomes a masterful drama of life at sea. The drama is made more fascinating by Melville's eloquent style--a combination of the journalistic, colloquial, and poetic--and the themes and subjects he pursues--whales and whaling; man's need for love and comradeship; and the fury of Ahab for the whale. Through realistic storytelling, symbolic allegory, and allusive and figurative language, Melville achieves in Moby-Dick a special intensity that readers will marvel at, and not soon forget.

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Old 10-18-2009, 11:59 AM   #29
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I'll nominate "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad as it too is on my to-read list.
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Ah, please, could anyone third "The Trial" by Kafka?
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