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.

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    The Moth and the Sun
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    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2014
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    The Merry Wives of Windsor
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    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2014
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