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Why am I telling you this? To let you know that I am a HUGE lover of classics, mostly the British kinds with men in breeches, repressed sexual tension, and epic romance. Here are some of my favorite classics of all time:
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All of her books. They all occupy such a special part of my heart and I can recite entire passages from Emma and Pride and Prejudice from memory.
I love all of Forster's books, but this book in particular is EVERYTHING I LOVE. Romance! Florence! Edwardian England! Mistakes! Kisses in fields of violets!
I looooove Charlotte Bronte. I know she's not everyone's cup of tea, but I just cannot get enough of moors and quiet, independent heroines. Jane Eyre is my absolute favorite, but Shirley and, in particular, Villette are so worth reading.
Anne is frequently maligned as the lesser Bronte, but I'd take Anne over Emily any day and Gilbert Markham over Heathcliff ANY TIME.
My favorite Dickens. The ending made me clutch my heart and roll over and die a little from the beauty of it all and I miiiiight have written a little teenage fanfiction about Sydney Carton, love of my life? SHHH DON'T TELL.
THIS BOOK. This tiny little book that I read in one sitting. It made me cry in the middle of freaking Starbucks.
I never would ahve read this book if my high school hadn't forced it on me, since the Vietnam War is not usually a topic I gravitate towards, but holy smokes is this book amazing.
Can I be Flora Poste when I grow up please and thank you
Book of my heart. I do not write this post sitting in the kitchen sink, but I totally should have done for authenticity's sake.
Even though the romantic ending is TO BE IGNORED, I found a soul sister in Jo March as a kid and have read this boom numerous, numerous times (but Jo and Laurie forever COME ON NOW)
BONUS! Favorite childhood classics: A Little Princess and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.