What classical books and authors do you like? (I'm using "Classic" to refer to non-modern works. For this discussion, I don't care how "classic" you think Ender's Game is; it's not the kind of work we're talking about) So bring out your Lit-Snob cred with your Dickens and Twain and Shakespeare and Austen and Orwell! I've been reading "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens, and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. I can't help thinking though, that it would be a pretty good movie if it were told in the style of a film like The Corpse Bride; with the animation and Burton-y themes. I've also read and enjoyed Treasure Island, various Shakespeare plays, Tom Sawyer, The Jungle Book, and of course classic children's books like Alice in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Hobbit.