We have similar tastes, Guillermo. I have read Don Quixote more than once, and I plan to read it again. I bought a newer translation. The last time I read it, I read Smollett's translation. (Alas, I am resigned to being monolingual forever. I'm not up to learning another language well enough to appreciate its literature as I approach 70.) I've read The Great Gatsby twice, and I have acquired the newer translation of A la Recherché du Temp Perdu, which I hope to re-read soon. I've never read The Three Musketeers (much less Twenty Years After).
Barchester Towers is often cited as the best of the Chronicles of Barsetshire. It's actually the second book of the series. I understand that it is worthwhile to read the first, The Warden, which is short, prior to reading BT. If you want to start a Trollope series, I suggest we read these two as one selection. Can You Forgive Her?, first of the Palliser novels, is not as well regarded and longer than both TW and BT put together.
: On the subject of re-reading, I think I'm more or less
: in the middle of the way between re-reading much or
: not re-reading at all. I have re-read, for example,
: the following books:
: 1. Don Quixote. And I plan to read it two or three
: times again.
: 2. The Great Gatsby.
: 3. The first four parts of A la Recherche du Temps
: Perdu, first in Spanish and then in French.
: 4. Persuasion (so I wouldn't want to read it again
: 5. The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. As a
: kid I read them many times and still plan to read them
: again soon (Wouldn't it be a great idea if we...?)}
: 6. Hamlet, first in Spanish (twice) and then in
: 7. And others that escape me right now.
: Books for future (soon) re-reading:
: Ulysses, The Brothers Karamazov, Moby Dick.
: As for our future reading, I've never read Trollope
: and would like to begin at the beginning of any of his
: series, so that could be one. And what about, for
: later, something from Congo or Thailand or New
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