: 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.
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: 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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