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Read 10 Classic Books In Under A Minute

First Posted: 09/27/11 06:12 PM ET   Updated: 11/27/11 05:12 AM ET

From Flavorwire

If you’ve ever lamented to someone about not having enough time to read, there’s a cure for what ails you. While nothing can replace the feel of a good novel in your hands — and the eau de stink of the used bookstore you found it in — the Book-A-Minute website aims to catch you up on all the classics you’ve been meaning to read since … forever. “When even the CliffsNotes are just too long, come here. Covers everything from Shakespeare to Steinbeck,” the site teases. They’ve taken fine literature, science-fiction/fantasy, and children’s bedtime stories and condensed them into amusing one-minute reads. Interestingly enough, you’ll find that many of them are dead-on descriptions of the actual works. Skip through ten classic books below and check a few to-dos off your bucket list.

"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Gatsby: "Daisy, I made all this money for you, because I love you."

Daisy: "I cannot reciprocate, because I represent the American Dream."

Gatsby: "Now I must die, because I also represent the American Dream."

(Gatsby DIES)

Nick: I hate New Yorkers.
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Filed by Madeleine Crum  |