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Greatest Books of All Time

Postby MissLT » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:28 pm

I was searching for Time's recommendation on books and I came across their list of 10 greatest books of all time. Here's the list,

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
7. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
9. The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
10. Middlemarch by George Eliot

Most of them are classic novels. And personally, I would replace war and peace with little women. War and peace is boring!
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Re: Greatest Books of All Time

Postby Tora » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:14 pm

LennyeTran wrote:I was searching for Time's recommendation on books and I came across their list of 10 greatest books of all time. Here's the list,

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
7. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
9. The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
10. Middlemarch by George Eliot

Most of them are classic novels. And personally, I would replace war and peace with little women. War and peace is boring!


No way! :P It was nice to read it, especially the battle episodes...
I have read 7 out of 10 greatest novels ever, may I be called almost an educated person? :lol:

I am pleased to view 3 Russian writers and wonder why there is no Dostoevsky, he is not less interesting than Tosltoy, and this is not an irony :wink:
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Postby Dixie » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:26 pm

I have read only 3 books on the list... I've got so much work to do! :roll:
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Postby Tora » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:36 pm

Dixie wrote:I have read only 3 books on the list... I've got so much work to do! :roll:


Well, we all know that these top-10-something are combined by some people having their own taste and interests, so don't get embarassed! :wink:
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Postby MissLT » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:34 pm

Still a lot better than me, dixie. I only finished Lolita. I couldn't finish war and peace, the adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Hamlet. And I have no clue about the rest on the list. I never heared of them until the day I posted this topic.
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Re: Greatest Books of All Time

Postby MissLT » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:37 pm

Tora wrote:
LennyeTran wrote:I was searching for Time's recommendation on books and I came across their list of 10 greatest books of all time. Here's the list,

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
7. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
9. The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
10. Middlemarch by George Eliot

Most of them are classic novels. And personally, I would replace war and peace with little women. War and peace is boring!


No way! :P It was nice to read it, especially the battle episodes...
I have read 7 out of 10 greatest novels ever, may I be called almost an educated person? :lol:

I am pleased to view 3 Russian writers and wonder why there is no Dostoevsky, he is not less interesting than Tosltoy, and this is not an irony :wink:

:shock: Almost? I'm the one in my family who actually read for pleasure (sometimes), but next to you I'm nothing. :cry:
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Postby Hardi » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:40 pm

I only have read Huckleberry Finn and did not like much. I think, I won't read any of them.
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