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Subject: "Short" Classic Novels
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:34 PM ET
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My local library (here in Minnesota) offered patrons a handy little list of short classic novels, and I just made a list for you, my friends, whom I thought might be curious to see it.  And maybe some of you know teen-agers who want the shortest book they can find. 

Anyone else here ever wonder what became of "Classic Comics", that some anti-reading kids used to use (or try to, at least) to fulfill the school requirement to READ Julius Caesar or some such work?  Or who would see if there was a VHS or DVD of it?   Ah, the life of the English teacher . . . .

I didn't include the number of pages in each "short classic" on the list, but I do have that info, should anyone want it.


Date Posted: 9/10/2012 7:57 AM ET
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Bonnie, I would love to see the list.  Can you post it here?

Date Posted: 9/10/2012 7:30 PM ET
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I would love to see the list as well.


Date Posted: 9/11/2012 12:58 AM ET
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Me too.


I am betting that "Of Mice and Men" is on it.

and maybe "A Brave New World."


Anyone else want to guess?

Last Edited on: 9/11/12 12:59 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/11/2012 9:39 PM ET
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Bonnie, I would love to see the list!


Date Posted: 9/14/2012 5:29 PM ET
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I'm assuming she means this: 

Date Posted: 9/14/2012 6:15 PM ET
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Melanti, thanks for posting the link.