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This week question:
Name one classic novel you have always wanted to read. (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed) by Alessandro Manzoni. We always read chapters from the book in school but I’ve never read the entire book. I didn’t even know the ending and was pleased when I watched the TV series and found out that it isn’t a sad story but a very happy ending…
Well I don’t have only one… The Decameron by Boccaccio, it is on my TBR list, the problem is the language, too ancient to be pleasing. I wanted to read it because they are 100 stories told by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague and they are all together in a country villa outside the city of Florence. It’s similar to One Thousand and One Nights which I read and enjoyed.
As for foreign classics… The Idiot by Dostoyevsky, David Copperfield, any Sherlok Holmes story (I will read these, I promise), and I think there are others but I can’t recall them now.
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Oh! I hope you enjoy each of these when you’re able to get to them!
David Copperfield is on my (eventual) TBR too. The Decameron sounds really interesting!
Yeah, I don’t know when I will read it but I will! I need to read my TBRs!!! Stop buying books Laura! Thanks for stopping by!
I have never heard about The Betrothed. Shame, as it seems quite known classics. I need to find time to getting into it.
It’s very popular in Italy, it is a must reading when we’re in school but we usually read some chapters and never the whole book.
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