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Do you agree the following are the top ten classics written in English:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
Middlemarch by George Eliot

Asked by thangiah kannan, 31 May '09 07:31 pm
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Even though some of them are translation from their originals ,all are great literary works. But the top ten vary with person to person and surely all the above ten will definitely be in the top 100 in every ine\'s list.
Answered by Josna, 04 Jun '09 06:38 pm

 
  
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Not all the books in the above list are English!

Nabokov, Twain, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald and Eliot wrote in English. The rest are translations into English from European languages Russian and French.

And they are not all considered classics either!
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 31 May '09 07:40 pm

 
  
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Also Julius Caesar, by Shakesphere
Answered by Anand Agarwal, 31 May '09 07:36 pm

 
  
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They are not the top ten in my list,
but they are among the best in Classic literature.
Answered by mohanbirsingh ghura, 31 May '09 07:35 pm

 
  
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Almost :D
Answered by conviction, 31 May '09 07:32 pm

 
  
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Glassic or otherwise, they are great novels. some of the books even though not written in English but over all considered as great. Moreover, i can also include some of the books, i hope you will also be interested. Charles Dicckens \" The Great Expectations \", Emily Brontes \" Wuthering Heights \" are master piece. Moreover if you consider \" Gone with the Wind \" by Margaret Michel as great , then it may also be included. Shakespeare other plays like Macbeth, Othelo and King Lear also considered as Classic and the last but not the least Pride and Prejudice and Emma are also can be considered as Classic.
Answered by Gopal, 01 Jun '09 04:28 pm

 
  
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Yes I agree but and this is a big but with a caveat 5 of this list of 10 were not written English. These are :
1) Anna Karenina
2) Madame Bovary
3) War and Peace
4) In Search of Lost Times
5) Short Stories by Chekhov .
Your list is about great world literature and every one of these if read will transform the reader into a place of being never experienced before .
Replacement of five written in English : My selection .
Pride and Prejudice , A Tale of Two Cities , 1984 ,Ulysses , House for Mr. Biswas and Midnight\'s Children.
Answered by mahesh chandra, 31 May '09 08:01 pm

 
  
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