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I just finished Pride and Prejudice again. I never get tired of it or any of Jane Austen's books. What is your favorite or who is your favorite classic author.

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Hands down Pride & Prejudice, Melissa. And Jane Austen. But a close second is definitely Dracula, by Bram Stoker. It's an amazing book.
 

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Arthur Conan Doyle is probably my favorite in the older "classics" category. Depends on what you would call classics. There's also a Mystery classics period and a Science Fiction classics period.

I generally have favorite authors and not favorite books per se.

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My favorite book is the USA Trilogy by John Dos Passos which is comprised The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money. I read them in one volume when I was in college and loved them. I really enjoy Dos Passos' (ok so were does the apostrophe go?) work. None of his work is available on the Kindle and I have not been able to find it on any of the free websites. I think it is because is a relativly unknown author, which is a shame.
 

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"Jane Eyre"!!  (First sentence, last chapter: "Dear Readers, I married him.")  ;)
No, no, "The Call of the Wild."  :)
No, Frank Baum's (of "The Wizard of Oz" fame) Santa Claus books.  (There are two that I know of.)  :D
Wait, I mean "Dracula"; it is SO much more than the Bela Lugosi movies; fabulous read.  :eek:
"King Solomon's Mines" is so quaint these days, in light of Indiana Jones, Laura Croft, etc.  :p
Oh, and I loved reading "Phantom of the Opera"; the scene on the roof of the opera house..., sigh, shiver!  :D
So much to read, so little time.  :-\
 

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I'll go along with the Sherlock Holmes stories as a whole.

I believe when the last consonant is an s as in Passos the rule is to use the apostrophe stand alone and do not add another s, i.e. Passos' however there may be exceptions I'm not aware of.
 

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Many people probably would not consider them classics, but my favorites would be The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I have read them at least once a year since the late sixties. At least now my copies are hard bound so hold up for more than a couple readings. Sure wish they were available for the Kindle. (noted in a couple of other threads)
 

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Is it acceptable to say "anything by Poe"? Probably not. If I had to choose, it would be a tie between The Cask of Amontillado and The Masque of the Red Death.

I've always been a morbid one...
 
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