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A classic stands the test of time. The work is usually considered to be a representation of the period in which it was written; and the work merits lasting recognition. In other words, if the book was published in the recent past, the work is not a classic.

A classic has a certain universal appeal. Great works of literature touch us to our very core beings--partly because they integrate themes that are understood by readers from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience. Themes of love, hate, death, life, and faith touch upon some of our most basic emotional responses.

Although the

Most Read This Week Tagged "Classics"

The Handmaid's Tale
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
Fahrenheit 451
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Little Prince
The Great Gatsby
Pride and Prejudice
The Old Man and the Sea
The Metamorphosis
Brave New World
The Stranger
Of Mice and Men
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Hobbit
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
The Outsiders
Lord of the Flies
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Jane Eyre
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Time Machine
The Color Purple
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
Flowers for Algernon
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Things Fall Apart
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Chess Story
The Call of the Wild
A Study in Scarlet
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Sign of Four
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Anna Karenina
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
Sense and Sensibility
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
The Sun Also Rises
The Trial
The Man in the High Castle
Northanger Abbey
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
A Clockwork Orange
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6)
The Importance of Being Earnest
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
The Prince
Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11)
Notes from Underground
In Cold Blood
The Sorrows of Young Werther
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1)
The Things They Carried
The Pearl
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Mrs. Dalloway
The Death of Ivan Ilych
The Crucible
The Tempest
Peter Pan
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
A Tale of Two Cities
The Communist Manifesto
Great Expectations
Brief einer Unbekannten
The Count of Monte Cristo
The War of the Worlds
The Grapes of Wrath
The Yellow Wall-Paper
A Room of One's Own
Charlotte's Web
White Nights
The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot #2)

Cynthia Hand
Cynthia Hand My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
As Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows prepare for the release of My Plain Jane, we asked what inspired the author team to write this "Jane Eyre meets Ghostbusters" historical remix and include a list of their favorite YA historical must-reads.
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Charles Dickens
My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Leo Tolstoy
All the girls in the world were divided into two classes: one class included all the girls in the world except her, and they had all the usual human feelings and were very ordinary girls; while the other class -herself alone- had no weaknesses and was superior to all humanity.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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