Classics at the library

By Janelle Yahne
Library Circulation Associate

After weeks of reading textbooks, it is time to curl up with something fun to read. How about a classic? The library is home to numerous classics, including banned books, old and new. Here are two of my favorite classics to get into the mood for leisurely reading.

Emma is a wonderful light read and great introduction to Jane Austen’s writing. This might cause a small controversy, but I enjoyed this book more than Pride and Prejudice. I even enjoyed the movie adaptation of Emma, starring Kate Beckinsale. The book is available as an eBook (through Modern Library, Penguin Books, and Project Gutenberg), a physical book, and as another BBC movie version from the 1970’s.

A Room with a View makes me dream about Italy. E.M. Forster, also known for Howard’s End, has a light writing style, floating the reader around Italy as the main character gains her independence. This book is available as a physical book, eBook, and as a Merchant/Ivory film starring a young Helena Bonham Carter. We do not have the film, but it can be found in MeLCat and sent to the library!

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