• Carol Shield

My 10 favorite literature classics

Updated: Jun 15, 2018

My number one favorite is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

I've read and loved all of Tolkien's stories. Lord of the Rings is one of my favorites. Sam is one of the greatest heroes of all time.

“Charles Dickens comes in third. I love all of his stories. ”

Dickens wrote about how devastating poverty was to families. His message resonates even in our time.

At number four, I love science fiction writer Frank Herbert 's Dune.

Following Frank Herbert , Arthur C. Clarke's The Sentinel which became the movie 2001 Space Odyssey .

Number six would be To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

George Orwell's book 1984 warns us of the dangers of technology.

The Bronte sisters come in at seven Wuthering Heights and eight Jane Eyre. They brought the role of women in society at that time.

The Count of Monte Cristo kept me riveted through the whole story of revenge and forgiveness. My last choice is Hamlet by William Shakespeare. "To be or not to be?"

The authors above inspired me to share my imagination with others. A good storyteller was valued in the past. The Bard was given special treatment by the king. The wise king knew the power of a good story.

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