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.

New Releases Tagged "Classics"

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    The Mountain Shadow
    Release date: Oct 13, 2015
    Win an excerpt from the highly anticipated sequel to SHANTARAM!

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    Giveaway dates: Jun 05 - Jul 10, 2015
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    Fritz Fombie Have No Fear (Fritz Fombie #1)
    Release date: Mar 14, 2015
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    Giveaway dates: May 28 - Jul 13, 2015
    30 copies available, 461 people requesting
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    The Horror Movie Society
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    Giveaway dates: Jun 24 - Jul 15, 2015
    1 copy available, 231 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Great Gatsby
    Pride and Prejudice
    The Catcher in the Rye
    Animal Farm
    Fahrenheit 451
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    Jane Eyre
    Brave New World
    Wuthering Heights
    The Bell Jar
    The Old Man and the Sea
    Far from the Madding Crowd
    Pride and Prejudice
    The Great Gatsby
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Jane Eyre
    Wuthering Heights
    The Catcher in the Rye
    Animal Farm
    Little Women (Little Women, #1)
    Romeo and Juliet
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, #2)
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    A Tale of Two Cities

    William Makepeace Thackeray
    Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?
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    Omnia mutantur, nihil interit (everything changes, nothing perishes).
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