Are classic books too difficult to read? Many consider it a nightmare to plod through a classic book that seldom passes muster with readers, and is easily put down. Why do the classics put us off most of the time?
Why do people shy away from the so-called classic books, the works of
literary artists that have supposedly withstood the test of time? My
answer is that for the classics, the road to hell is paved with
difficult, obsolete vocabulary and syntax.
Continue reading at: http://voxxi.com/2012/11/10/language-hurdles-reading-classic-books/