What classic piece of literature most intimidates you, and why? (Or, are you intimidated by the classics, and why? And has your view changed at all since you joined our club?)Some classics intimidate me, and some do not. Some of the mighty chunksters, like Anna Karenina, War and Peace, and Moby Dick, definitely intimidate me because of their length and extensive historical detail. I don't think language alone intimidates me, although I have found that classics tend to be more challenging and take me longer to read than contemporary books. However, the classic that most intimidates me is Ulysses by James Joyce. It is supposed to be this massive masterpiece, and I feel like to be "well-read" I should read it in its entirety at some point. However, I've heard it is extremely difficult. Same goes for Finnegan's Wake. What about you? Any suggestions for managing those beasts?