Who or what is your favorite classic author or book? And no, "modern classics" don't count. We're talking things written at least prior to when you were born, if not before your parents or grandparents were born. I'm not exactly the person to be starting this thread since I can rarely stand anything written before 1970, but I'm trying to expand my horizons and want to see where you peeps are coming from. I've got a bit of soft spot for Hemingway and a major crush on Steinbeck. Although I think all of Steinbeck's stuff is great, I'd have to say Of Mice and Men is my favorite. Good, quality literature.
Forgive me if I'm doubling up on a thread, but seriously, live with it.