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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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Most Read This Week Tagged "Classics"

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
Frankenstein
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Hobbit
The Outsiders
Brave New World
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
The Color Purple
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
Macbeth
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Wuthering Heights
Flowers for Algernon
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
Hamlet
Things Fall Apart
The Call of the Wild
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
The Time Machine
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
A Study in Scarlet
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
Hatchet
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
A Clockwork Orange
Chess Story
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
In Cold Blood
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Charlotte's Web
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Northanger Abbey
The Secret Garden
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Persuasion
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
The Communist Manifesto
Crime and Punishment
The Grapes of Wrath
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
The Yellow Wall-Paper
The Things They Carried
The Pearl
Dracula
Candide
The Trial
Othello
All Quiet on the Western Front
Emma
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Sign of Four
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Room of One's Own
Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11)
The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)
A Farewell to Arms
The Sun Also Rises
A Tale of Two Cities
A Little Princess
Anthem
Sense and Sensibility
Julius Caesar
Anna Karenina
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Death of Ivan Ilych
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Tempest
The Prophet
Great Expectations
Mrs. Dalloway
The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Prince
Waiting for Godot
A Streetcar Named Desire
Peter Pan
As a Man Thinketh
Meditations
The Man in the High Castle
The War of the Worlds

Cynthia Hand
Cynthia Hand My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
As Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows prepare for the release of My Plain Jane, we asked what inspired the author team to write this "Jane Eyre meets Ghostbusters" historical remix and include a list of their favorite YA historical must-reads.
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Homer
…There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.
Homer, The Iliad

Zora Neale Hurston
Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

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