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.

The Postman Always Rings Twice
Pale Fire
The Call of Cthulhu
The Dead
Chocolates for Breakfast
Fictitious Dishes
The Iron Heel
The Sea Close By
Crito (BCP Greek Texts)
The 120 Days of Sodom
Fahrenheit 451
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


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    The Garden
    A love story for the Heart and Soul. Winner of the prestigious Premier's Book Awards in Western Australia.

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    Ruth's Journey: The Story of Mammy from Gone with the Wind
    Release date: Oct 14, 2014

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  • Ruined by Marian Manseau Cheatham
    Ruined (Stratford High, Book One)
    Release date: Jul 02, 2014
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    Giveaway dates: Jul 21 - Jul 31, 2014
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    William Shakespeare
    O teach me how I should forget to think (1.1.224)
    William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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