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
The Call of Cthulhu
Pale Fire
The Dead
Chocolates for Breakfast
The 120 Days of Sodom
Fictitious Dishes
God Is Disappointed in You
The Iron Heel
I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth The Trip
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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    The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life
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  • Intimate Conversations for Couples by Bill Syrios
    Intimate Conversations for Couples: Turn Your Relationship into a Lifelong Love Affair
    Release date: Feb 14, 2014
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  • Pride and Prejudice
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Great Gatsby
    Jane Eyre
    Wuthering Heights
    Romeo and Juliet
    Animal Farm
    Little Women (Little Women, #1)
    Lord of the Flies
    Sense and Sensibility
    Of Mice and Men
    A Tale of Two Cities
    1984 by George OrwellThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerAnimal Farm by George OrwellBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    Cult Classics
    361 books — 599 voters

    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    Best Russian Literature
    342 books — 1,343 voters

    Jane Austen
    For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

    Italo Calvino
    A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
    Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature

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