British Lit with Rosianna | Classics for Beginners.

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In which we recommend British lit classics and discuss classic shaming.


// B O O K S

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brönte
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(My edition is from Anthropologie, but I can’t find it anywhere online).

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
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// M E

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// D E R P I N A M O D E

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Fabí Freitas says:

Amazing indications! Thank you very much ❤️

Anthony Patrick says:

You are complaining about men? I'm a man, so why would I watch your videos?

JoachimderZweite says:

I started with Great Expectations and then Crime and Punishment as a kid but the real experience began when I embarked on a great read which has lasted all my long life.

Isaiah Armstrong says:

I hardly think that the canon is made up of old white men. Jane Austen, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Shelley, George Eliot (aka Mary Evans), Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, Emily Dickinson, Kate Chopin, to name a few. That’s hardly just old white men (did you know they actually wrote books as young white men, too?).

Books With Brandywine says:

Frankenstein is so good! I need to read that again.

Kiki says:

Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights??

Saborni Saha says:

All this time, I kept gawking at the pretty covers!

Books_and_More says:

Probably my favourite video in the history of booktube. I love you two together!

For the love of Classics says:

The Picture of Dorian Grey is on my TBR, can't wait to read it.

Annika B says:

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic that many people read because it's completely modern and relevant. I didn't love it, but I know many who do, even if they don't like classics as much as me.

There is a whole sub genre to classics that doesn't have the vocabulary, all the books are short, and you can decide what level of depth you read them with. In my opinion, you should start with these. Ex. Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451, etc.

For the kind of classics most people imagine, I would recommend Wuthering Heights and Les Misérables. These are harder, yes, but once you get into them the language is so beautiful.

earthandemily says:

That mermaid shirt! ❤️

Fintan Watson says:

I found Wuthering Heights relatively difficult, hopefully I will be better at Jane Eyre 🙂

Maddie M says:

I just finished Jane Eyre and I have to say, I completely agree with what you guys said. I was so worried when I picked it up because it was like 500 pages of classic literature, but it flowed so well, was easy to read, and was incredibly compelling – so much that I read it in one week, while going to school every day, doing homework, working out, etc – I'm a busy person, so it's very rare that I read a 500 page book in one week. Just goes to show that I couldn't put it down. I even secretly read it in some of my classes, lol. Would absolutely recommend to anyone, especially teenage girls. I'm 18 and I've never related more to a character, even though our lives are so different. Agh. I'm in love.

joenjwang says:

oh I've been wanting to really dele info the "canon"…just to acclimate myself with tradition

xxcheyxx says:

Frankenstein started my love for classics. ❤️ I haven't read Sense and Sensibility, but for someone wanting to start reading classics with Pride and Prejudice I would recommend watching the adaptation with Keira Knightly first. 🙂

AllTheGoldfish says:

I read Gone with the Wind when I was about thirteen, and let me tell you, the sense of accomplishment from finishing that book is extraordinary. Great story too

Amina says:

Thank you for the recommendations. I'm planning to read Frankstein and Dracula this month. Have you read Dracula? Is it as readable as Frankstein? Love from Algeria 🇩🇿

McKenzie Kate says:

you seriously have the BEST videos on youtube… I love your channel so much, watching your videos always helps me through tough days. talking about books and reading books is really the only outlet I have with tough family matters and i am so grateful to you and to have had your videos to watch through the especially rough times. thank you!

Holly says:

Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express is such an amazing book. Shes a lot easier to read than I originally thought she would be and I really enjoyed that

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