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Topic: Tackling a classic series...

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Subject: Tackling a classic series...
Date Posted: 11/21/2012 12:38 PM ET
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When I was given a Kindle for Christmas last year I downloaded all five Barchester Towers books (for free!!) and have had a great time reading them all this year. Next year, I want to try another classic series.... but the only one I can think of is Zola's Fortunes of the Rougon-Macquart.

Are there any other classic series?

And has anyone ever read Zola's series? I read Germinal in college but that was (cough) many years ago and I can't even remember if I liked it or what it was about. Fourteen books is a lot to take on if I'm not even sure if I like it.... so I guess I'm looking for a recommendation that they're actually worth while!

 

Date Posted: 11/21/2012 6:34 PM ET
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Alex:  You've read Sir Walter Scott, and Elizabeth Gaskell?

Date Posted: 11/22/2012 12:29 AM ET
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Well, I read Ivanhoe this year, and have read some Gaskell in the past - Ruth, Wives and Daughters - but I wasn't aware that either wrote a series. I'm intrigued!