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love steinbeck,

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as for jane austen, what a bunch of fluff!
I mean, who wants to read about a bunch
of inbred aristocrats? I much prefer Thomas
Hardy. Same era, but his novels deal with
the passions and problems of (mostly) the
working class. I recommend The Mayor of Casterbridge
as a starter, tho it is rather lengthy and gloomy.
bright bliss!