Hello there, it's still me, the Italian guy who is learning English, hanging around on these wonderful forums
As it's said in the title... what book should I start from?
I am reading Pride and Prejudice at the moment, which I think it's giving me a lot from a linguistic point of view, sometimes I even unconsciously find myself using some of its expressions... I find it a very refined English and it's giving me a lot of hints about how the language should be used...
I'm almost done with that, so I am looking for a new one...
The reason why I'm asking you for some advice is that I'm not fully able to choose appropriately yet, and there still exists the risk I inadvertently pick some readings which may be not suitable for me... In particular, I am concerned about the risk of picking up out of date expressions, as I am not fully able to discern yet... I would love to read something which value is out of any doublt, which can be defined as a classic, though isn't too old from a linguistic point of view... (I don't want to hang around in Texas this summer talking in Middle English...)
Consider these factors:
- I would describe my English level as upper-intermediate so far, and I definitely can read better than I write.
- I'm learning English exclusively for my own "amusement"... I'm not one of those business-men looking forward to pass those tests such as toefl, ielts etc... I'm just interested in the language itself and in its literature... My learning style may be described as "English for English's sake".
Thank you very much indeed!!