Pride and Prejudice
Heart of Darkness
A Tale of Two Cities
Flowers for Algernon- I remember reading this novel in grade 9. An experiment allowed a mentally challenged young man to suddenly progress to becoming brilliant, able to do and understand things he never could. I also remember how sad I was when suddenly there were spelling errors in the book, but I realized the author was demonstrating that the experiment was failing, and the main character (Charlie?) was unable to speak or spell how he once could. Sadly his life unravelled. Looking back it was a rather deep theme for a grade 9 novel, but it was the first book I thought of. Well ahead of all the Billy Wigglestick (William Shakespeare) we had to read.
My favourite book in high school was, hands down, the Count of Monte Cristo. Admittedly, my interest in this book spurred from the movie of the same title with Jim Ceveizel in 2002. After watching the movie, I knew I had to read the book and I was not disappointed.
Dumas singlehandedly ignited my love for historical fiction, and his writing was part of the reason for my decision to take history at university.
The novel's protagonist, Edmond Dantes, was the Bruce Wayne/Batman of his time. I would argue that the backstory to the Count of Monte Cristo is more intriguing than that of Bruce Wayne (not that I'm knocking Batman). This book is a must read in my opinion... and if this comment doesn't peak your interest, watch the movie.
A must for those who enjoy a good tale of revenge!
NO WAY is he more intriguing!!! I love Dantes & the entire novel, but there are SOOOO many layers to Batman. Read "Batman & Philosophy".....collection of essays about Batman and the philosophical issues/concepts/layers that apply to him. It's a treat!
I really loved Wuthering Heights....mostly because of my English teacher and the project a friend and I completed for it. We had to explain how Heathcliff was a byronic hero. If you look at pop culture nowadays it seems to be the norm.....we love heroes that have an edge (BATMAN).
i really like the book the second trial because it had a lot of mixed emotions and ther was a lot of different steps he had to take to get over the fact that he would never see his dad again.
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