Classics, they’re wonderful aren’t they? A group of books that everyone should read and enjoy and anyone who doesn’t love these classics is completely and utterly wrong; a literary buffoon in fact!
Or perhaps not; I cannot get to grips with anything written by Charles Dickens, I just dislike his writing style and believe me I have tried to love it. I have the most beautiful set of vintage hardbacks but I cannot bring myself to get past the first 5 pages of any of them. If I were one of Fahrenheit 451’s Firemen, I’d aim for all of Chas’ works first of all. And no I’m not sorry, not one bit!
We asked which classics you would burn if you were in Fahrenheit 451 and these are your top 25.
And here to finish of the top 25 are the next fifteen titles that you would use as kindling.
Middlemarch – George Eliot
LotR – J.R.R Tolkien
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
1984 – George Orwell
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Ulysses – James Joyce
Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
Childhood’s End – Arthur C. Clarke
Of course we would never condone the burning of a single book but sometimes it’s nice to pretend.