Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:
“Ten Books Every Classic Lover Should Read”
This week’s topic was one we could personalise. Being a member of The Classics Club, I decided to look back over my favourite reads from my list and share 10 that I think other classic lovers should try.
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
An utterly charming novel that chronicles the struggles, tribulations and joys of the March sisters as they grow from children into women; back dropped by the American Civil War.
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is perhaps Austen’s most famous and well-loved novel. A Regency tale of young women trying to find their way in the world; full of universal truths that do not change during the ages.
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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Probably the best known and my current favourite Sherlock and Watson tale. A creepy and atmospheric mystery at the isolated Baskerville Hall out on foggy lonely moors.
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
I also had to have one of Doyle’s fascinating collections of Sherlock and Watson shorter mysteries on this list. This collection includes A Scandal in Bohemia which introduces the infamous Irene Adler.
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
An atmospheric, creepy but warm-hearted tale that sees miserly Ebenezer Scrooge offered redemption through the visits of three ghosts.
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The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
A sweeping historic and romantic adventure that follows the young, poor and hot headed D’Artagnan, who hopes to obtain a commission in the King’s Musketeers.
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
An utterly charming children’s classic. Spoilt, sickly and rude orphan Mary Lennox comes to Misselthwaite Manor, where she discovers nature, work, friendship and love.
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The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
Another charming children’s classic that sweeps you back in time to meet middle-class siblings Roberta, Phyllis and Peter, as they have their world turned upside down.
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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Young Jim Hawkins, the crew of the Hispaniola, and a band of a buccaneers go on a rip-roaring adventure on the sea; in search of treasure!
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Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Delightful and eccentric adventure around the world with Phileas Fogg and his loyal servant Passepartout.
Have you read any of these? What classics would you recommend?