24 September 2009

The Classics


I love reading. I also love reading "The Classics", but feel I have not read nearly enough of them. I just finished "Jane Eyre" and loved it. I loved Jane's fiery personality. Sometimes I don't realise that over 100 years ago there were personalities like that. I always think they were all pious and proper. Now I need another book. Any suggestions?

7 comments:

noblegnome said...

Love the classics and I love books about independent women with a strong will and plenty of bad behavior!
It's been a while since I've been able to sit down and enjoy a book but one of my favorites is Jane Smiley's "The all true travels and adventures of Lidie Newton". It takes place in Kansas in 1855 and if you like Jane Eyre's personality, you will love this spitfire of a woman.
Anna

TheSeaWithin said...

Thanks for the tip!
Now that I think about it more, a lot of women in classics were spitfires: Jo (little women), anne of green gables... Hmmm... I should think about this some more!

Peldyn said...

I will always love Emma by Jane Austin. I am sure you have read it already.

TheSeaWithin said...

Actually I haven't read Emma. I go on waves with reading the classics and whenever I get back into them I always pick up a Dickens or something. I'll have to get some Austen.

Trace said...

I recently read Jane Eyre and its become my new favorite. I want to start reading more classics, too!

PonderandStitch said...

Oooo, Villette by Charlotte Bronte or Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens. :)

Katya said...

I can't say I'm much of a Bronte or a Jane Eyre, but I do love classics!

I second Austen anything, I'm in the middle of Sense and Sensibility and I'm really enjoying it (despite the 80pg a day I need to read to finish it in time for my class. lol)

If your interested in historical female personas, try Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, its about marriage and crime of a women in the 1700s and is oddly interesting.