Classics I’d Read Again

There are some books that really stand the test of time!  Once I know the plot of a book, it’s very rare that I’d be interested in reading the book again – but there are some exceptions.

In “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte, the tension between the characters is palpable, with intense passion and seething revenge.

Then there’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde.  I’ve never read wittier dialogue anywhere!  Just as funny now as when it was written over 100 years ago.

Then there’s “Great Expectation” by Charles Dickens – the master of plot.  I originally read an abridged version but would love to read the full version one day.

Are there any books you would read again?  Leave a comment if any spring to mind.

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Happy reading all!