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This is the only Hemingway I‘ve ever gotten through and the tagged book started my love for Doris Lessing #shortestclassicyouread #chunksteryouread #maylovesclassics #litsyclassics

Cathythoughts Just finished The Paris Wife , it was good 👍🏻👍🏻 13mo
Pruzy The only Doris Lessing I have read was The Cleft 13mo
BarbaraBB I never managed to finish the Golden Notebook though I enjoyed some of her other books. Would you recommend it? (edited) 13mo
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youneverarrived @Cathythoughts I love that book ❤️ glad you liked it. 13mo
youneverarrived @Pruzy did you like it? I haven‘t read it yet. 13mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB I really liked it. It‘s been a while since I read it but I‘d recommend it, yeah. I remember liking the characters and loving the writing. 13mo
Pruzy @youneverarrived Read it over 10 years ago, but I thought it was well written 13mo
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Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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I‘m running behind but am getting caught up! Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is the #shortestclassic I‘ve read that I haven‘t seen already posted. A great story!!

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I haven't read the tagged book yet, but it's on my list for #litsyclassics. #shortestclassicyouread And Vanity Fair is a favorite #chunksteryouread. #maylovesclassics #litsyclassicshost #foliosociety #foliofreaks

LeahBergen I just found a copy of The Visiters a few weeks ago. It looks hilarious. 😆 13mo
Melissa_J I love your edition of Vanity Fair. 13mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Doesn't it? 😄 13mo
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rubyslippersreads @Melissa_J Thanks. I'll have to post some of the pictures one day. They're adorable. 13mo
jillrhudy I saw an ancient copy of this book at the library the other day. 13mo
batsy That edition of Vanity Fair 😍 13mo
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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Daisy Miller | Henry Jr. James
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I think this is the shortest classic I‘ve read (or the shortest one on my shelves, anyhow, at 92 pages).🤔


ReadZenRites The portrait in the background 🤩🤩 13mo
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous photo and portrait! 😍 13mo
LeahBergen @ReadZenRites @rubyslippersreads Thanks! I “saved” her from an antique auction when no one was bidding on her. 😂 I call her “Daisy” as she reminds me of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. 13mo
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ReadZenRites That‘s awesome! Glad she went to a good home, and was given a proper name!😁 13mo
Chrissyreadit You have the prettiest reading life! 13mo
Reviewsbylola That portrait is amazing. 😍 13mo
Suet624 Love this photo. 13mo
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Bartleby, the Scrivener | Herman Melville
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#shortestclassicyouread #MayLovesClassics
These mini penguin books were made for the 60th anniversary - here are 3 i could immediately put my hands on and the lead book is a classic - otherwise it would have been candide which i just finished as parr of the challenge.

Leftcoastzen Nice looking covers ! 13mo
Aimeesue I was going to comment on the Melville, but decided that I prefer not to. 😋 13mo
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Uncle Vanya | Anton Chekov
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#Littens are over here talking about #shortestclassicyouread and I've just posted the longest classic I (so far) failed to finish to my #Instagram 🤣 The shortest classic I read is Uncle Vanya at 49 pages. Though technically a play! The next shortest was The Yellow Wallpaper at 64.

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One of the perfect weird fiction stories ever written. I recall reading somewhere that, inspired by a dream he had, Stevenson penned the novel in a handful of days. His wife was so horrified by the nature of the story that she burnt the first draft, but he was obsessed by the idea & rewrote it from scratch in a white-hot rush, and that was the version which saw print.
Art via https://bit.ly/2IMXGYe

PickwickPlockPlock When I was in Edinburgh a tour guide told us that Stevenson had been inspired by the case of Deacon Brodie. He was a respectable citizen by day, a cabinet-maker, and at night a criminal. He made a copy of the keys and hired criminals to break into the houses of his customers. 13mo
Amanda23 The art is fantastic!! 13mo
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rohit-sawant @PickwickPlockPlock Oo, that's a fascinating fact! Had no idea. Thanks for sharing! 13mo
rohit-sawant @Amanda23 Right?! 13mo
readordierachel I would be pretty pissed if my spouse burned my story draft 😓😆 13mo
LeahBergen I didn‘t know these fun facts! 13mo
batsy I love this book! Was actually so taken aback when I first read it, because I expected it to be a dry slog. It hurts to read about his spouse destroying the draft 😭 So intrigued that he rewrote it all in a kind of fever... We'll never know otherwise of course, but that second draft is pretty darn perfect! 13mo
rohit-sawant @ReadOrDieRachel Such a nightmare, isn't it? 😱 13mo
rohit-sawant @LeahBergen So fascinated by what @PickwickPlockPlock shared! Really interested in learning more about the origin now. 13mo
rohit-sawant @batsy Absolutely! I think I first came across the figure of Jekyll & Hyde in an episode of Scooby Doo as a kid & then in other media & was surprised by how much I enjoyed the book when I first read it. It's been a favorite since. Isn't that just devastating about the first draft? Considering how much of an impact the novel has had on literature and pop culture, it's unthinkable that it almost didn't see the light of day! 13mo
kspenmoll Sounds great! 13mo
Tiyas7 @rohit-sawant Really Hurts About the First Draft!!! I Wonder How Many Such Novels never saw the light of the day, destroyed in their first draft. What If Any of Those Nameless works were actually tremendous pieces of literature? Who Knows? 13mo
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Cozy Classics Pride & Prejudice Board | Jack Wang, Holman Wang
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#LitsyClassics #ShortestClassicYouRead

I decided to go punny and showcase my very abridged matchbox sized Pride and Prejudice book, as the shortest book I‘ve read! 🤣

rubyslippersreads Adorable! 😍📚 13mo
ValerieAndBooks Great idea!! 13mo
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Sarah83 So gorgeous 😍 13mo
LeahBergen Cute! 💕 13mo
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