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    Question Recommended Reading for English Literature:

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    I've just finished reading A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen. Actually its language is simple and it is not that complicated. So, I just want to know from you-English-native speakers- What books can you recommend ? And what are the masterpieces of English literature( novels, plays, poetry..)?

    Thank you in advances: )

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    Default Re: Recommended Reading for English Literature:

    A few weeks ago, there was a discussion about John Steinbeck as a teacher was using him in class, and I think he could be a very good author to read- a great writer telling memorable stories clearly.

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    Default Re: Recommended Reading for English Literature:

    Thank you so much. Could you please suggest some names of books for me of that writer and others ?


    Regards,

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    Default Re: Recommended Reading for English Literature:

    I enjoyed Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath

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    Default Re: Recommended Reading for English Literature:

    I'm much obliged for your help and suggestions.

    Thank you again.

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    Default Re: Recommended Reading for English Literature:

    AtoneMent- Ian McEwan

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    Default Re: Recommended Reading for English Literature:

    I especially liked Ernest Hemingway's "Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises" and his short stories ("Hills Like White Elephants", for instance.)

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    Default Re: Recommended Reading for English Literature:

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    Hello,


    I've just finished reading A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen. Actually its language is simple and it is not that complicated. So, I just want to know from you-English-native speakers- What books can you recommend ? And what are the masterpieces of English literature( novels, plays, poetry..)?

    Thank you in advances: )
    Here's a top 10 I'd recommend (in no order):
    1. Graham Greene - The End of The Affair
    2. George Orwell - Keep The Aspidistra Flying
    3. Rose Tremain - Restoration
    4. Angela Carter - Nights At The Circus
    5. Rohinton Mistry - A Fine Balance
    6. Julian Barnes - Arthur and George
    7. Tim Winton - Cloudstreet
    8. T. Coraghessan Boyle - Water Music
    9. Adam Thorpe - Ulverton
    10. Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited

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    Default Re: Recommended Reading for English Literature:

    Thank you so much for all your answers & suggestions. Well-appreciated.

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    Default Re: Recommended Reading for English Literature:

    I just read Washington Square by Henry James, and I loved it. It is a really interesting character study, but the language is not too difficult.

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