Classics

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 Handmaid's Tale
The Alchemist
Fahrenheit 451
Animal Farm
The Little Prince
The Great Gatsby
1984
Pride and Prejudice
Of Mice and Men
The Old Man and the Sea
The Metamorphosis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
The Stranger
Siddhartha
Lord of the Flies

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  • Kalila and Dimna #1 - The Panchatantra Retold by Ramsay Wood
    Kalila and Dimna #1 - The Panchatantra Retold (Kalila and Dimna #1)
    by
    Release date: May 10, 2010
    57 *SIGNED COPIES* with Intro by
    Nobel Winner Doris Lessing

    Once upon a time a heedless and powerful young king named Dabschelim ruled over India. One
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    Availability: 57 copies available, 2345 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Apr 08 - Jul 04, 2018

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  • Extraordinary Voyages of the Panchatantra by Ramsay Wood
    Extraordinary Voyages of the Panchatantra
    by
    Release date: Oct 01, 2011
    PROBABLY YOUR MOST
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    4th OF JULY SPECIAL

    • ONE HUNDRED SIGNED COPIES •

    Of all the oral storytelling collections from India, it is the pre
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 854 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Jul 04, 2018

    Countries available: US

  • Kalila and Dimna #2 - Fables of Conflict and Intrigue by Ramsay Wood
    Kalila and Dimna #2 - Fables of Conflict and Intrigue
    by
    Release date: Nov 01, 2013
    This Kindle features Mimosa, one of the great fictional storytellers from the Olden Days.

    In KALILA AND DIMNA #1, Fables of Friendship and Betrayal, he
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 342 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Apr 08 - Jul 04, 2018

    Countries available: US

  • Pride and Prejudice
    To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)
    The Great Gatsby
    1984
    Wuthering Heights
    The Catcher in the Rye
    Animal Farm
    Romeo and Juliet
    Lord of the Flies
    Frankenstein
    Of Mice and Men
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Emma
    Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineBeastly by Alex FlinnCinder by Marissa MeyerPrincess Academy by Shannon HaleThe Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
    YA Modern Retellings
    353 books — 747 voters
    1984 by George OrwellThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerAnimal Farm by George OrwellTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeBrave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Cult Classics
    851 books — 1,401 voters

    War and Peace by Leo TolstoyTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini1984 by George OrwellDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    I Should Probably Read This Sometime...
    1,766 books — 3,404 voters
    Thoughtless by S.C. StephensArsen by Mia AsherCome Undone by Jessica HawkinsThe Mighty Storm by Samantha TowleThe Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher
    Cheaters
    342 books — 730 voters


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