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Friday, September 21, 2007

Survey Results: Classic Romances

Okay, so in my last survey I asked out of (a very small number of) "classic romances," which people had read.

Here are the results:
9 people responded (hey, quality over quantity, friends ;-)

Title: # of People Who Read It:
Gone with the Wind....................6
Jane Eyre.........................................7
Great Gatsby..................................7
Pride and Prejudice...................4
Wuthering Heights.....................6
Phantom of the Opera...............1
Tale of the Genji..........................0
The Scarlet Pimpernel..............1

Personally, I read "The Great Gatsby" (required in high school) and watched 2 versions of "The Phantom of the Opera" (one much better than the other; one musical, one not--the latter surely felt as long as any book might ;-). I watched "Gone with the Wind" (and learned quite a bit about the cinematography in the process). I tried to watch a version of "Wuthering Heights." I really did. But my brother and I weren't in the right state of mind (if there ever is one) for that particular version of that particular movie and started laughing too hard at the melodramatic acting that threatened to ooze free from the television set. We turned it off in self-defense.

But yesterday, I bought a copy of "Sense and Sensibility." I intend on reading it--soon.

What "classics" do you recommend? I loved "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." I have to think about the others I thought were remarkable...

Take care!
~Saoirse

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