Since I’ve had my own disagreements with classics, I was interested in a recent article in Literary Hub in which famous writers skewer books often considered classics: http://lithub.com/14-classic-works-of-literature-hated-by-famous-authors/.
And here’s further proof that classics have not always been loved. The Huffington Post had a feature entitled “12 Classic Books That Got Horrible Reviews When They First Came Out” (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/bad-reviews-classics_n_6527638).
On the other hand, some people love classics. BuzzFeed recently featured a list of 22 classic novels which people recommended; both of my dislikes are on this list so caveat emptor: https://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseypippin/22-classic-novels-that-wont-bore-you-to-death?utm_term=.xoqj38Vq12#.cu2DBJgpNO.
So which classics have you loved or hated?