Classic Mystery Prompt #12

 On Fridays, Classic Remarks always has a fun question to answer. The old classics, at times tend to get a bit underrated at times, and that is part of why I love this question. What classic works do you always recommend?

Charles Dickens

When it comes to Dickens, the classic book I always recommend is A Christmas Carol. Of all his books, I believe this is his most famous. A Christmas Carol is actually my favorite Dickens work. If you truly want to see the spirit of Christmas, then you must read this book. If you want an easy read in the classics, then A Christmas Carol is the right book to read.

Victor Hugo

Yes, Les Misérables is a LONG book, but it still is a book I would recommend. I wouldn’t recommend reading the abridged version, but the unabridged. Despite being a tragedy, it still is a beautiful read. If you want a book with an incredible spirituality, then this book is a must. It is about Valjean’s journey to redemption- which truly begins after an act of mercy was shown by the kindly bishop- that is why he decided to show compassion to Fantine by promising to adopt Cosette.

Homer

If you love Greek Mythology, I would recommend reading the entire Iliad and Odyssey.

Burnett

Actually, if you want a pretty easy read, I would recommend reading The Secret Garden. Think of it as a fairy tale. That is what I saw it as when I read the book last year.

Alcott

Little Women is worth the read. The March Sisters is one of the best sisterhoods I saw in a novel- especially considering the fact that I have a sister myself.

6 thoughts on “Classic Mystery Prompt #12

  1. I agree that everyone should read Les Mis in its full glory! And I love the redemption theme. I do tell people that if it’s their first introduction to Les Mis, I do recommend the abridged since the unabridged seems daunting to some. But after that, the unabridged is a must.

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  2. Great choices! I love Charles Dickens, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Louisa May Alcott, as well. I still haven’t read Les Miserables, but it’s on my to-read list!

    Thanks for participating in Classic Remarks!

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