Great Expectations--I did the Cliff's Notes version. Believe it or not, in my college lit class that required we read it, on the final exam, the only question about the novel was "Did you read it?" Since I sincerely tried to absorb Cliff's version, I answered yes, but I'm not proud of it. Sadly, we soon found out that the professor was dying of lung cancer and couldn't do the job at the end. Don't know whay a grad assistant couldn't have put together a credible final exam.
p.s. I liked A Tale of Two Cities and anything by Rudyard Kipling. Religion classes were infamous for lengthy reading lists and I could never get through them. One class listed 13 books! Way to bust a poor student's budget.
What's "A Room with a View?" Is that another book? (^(oo)^)
"A Room with a View" was a book by EM Forster! there's also a decent Merchant Ivory movie version of the book w/ Helena Bonham Carter. The cute little clothing quip you mentioned was written on one of the book's character's closets =)
Back on topic: I wasn't into sci-fi/dystopian books back in HS so I didn't like "Brave New World." Oddly, it's now one of my favorites.
I practically devoured every book given to us in class. Except for "100 Years of Solitude". I just kept getting confused and bored and never finished it. Which kind of blew me off García Márquez for the rest of my life, I've never tried it again.
Kafka's Metamorphosis and Dante's Inferno were some of my faves. Oh and Shakespeare's Richard III. I used to know parts of it by heart!
Anything by Shakespeare. Sooooo not a fan of whining William, I can't think of a more boring person, honestly. Sorry to any fans he's just not for me. Also, it's not a classic really but I remember Freshman year of HS they gave us The Giver to read and I was forced to read that in 6th grade and HATED HATED HATED it and refused to read it again, I gave it right back to the teacher after class and was like "i was forced to read this once, I refuse to let it happen again. No"...yeah I failed those tests but I don't care, it was worth not having to read that again! lol NemoAndChula, I liked Beowulf! lol Give me some Surrealism or almost kind of Surrealism and I'm on board! Anything else and I'm off board lol