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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To Kill a Mockingbird
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    The Badlings
    Release date: Jul 07, 2015
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    Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings
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    J.M. Barrie
    The last thing he ever said to me was, 'Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.
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    Mark Twain
    Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.
    Mark Twain

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