I don't usually do the Classics Club monthly meme questions. This month, however, the Classics Club asks: Do you read forewords/notes that precede many classics? Does it help you or hurt you in your enjoyment/understanding of the work?
I have blogged about this topic many times before. Introductions have ruined the story for me. It all depends on the book, I suppose. Here's a collection of what I've written on the topic:
I actually only posted this the first time a few weeks ago, on July 20th. What do you think of introductions?