What Is Your Favorite Classic?

What Is Your Favorite Classic?

The Classics Club has brought back its monthly meme. Here’s the question for May:

What is your favorite classic book? Why?

The Count of Monte Cristo cover

I love a lot of classics, but my absolute favorite is probably The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père. It’s been 10 years since I’ve read it, so I don’t remember all the details, but I do remember it was awesome. It’s got a bit of everything, adventure, danger, revenge, love, redemption. It’s got secret identities and so much treasure. It’s also compulsively readable. It’s a chunkster – and do read the unabridged version – but the writing, the characters, the plot, just make you want to keep reading.

The Three Musketeers is on my to-read list for this year.


  1. J.E. Fountain

    Yep…that’s a great on alright. I was like you, read it years ago and remembered that I loved it, but not many details. I reread it last year and it was better than I remembered. You’re due for a reread.

  2. I read ‘The three Musketeers’ and possibly a couple of other Dumas novels while in high school. I was a better reader in high school than i am now. :-/

    Are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories considered classics? They are to me, and I re-read them every few years.

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