Most Read This Week In 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.

Although the

Most Read This Week Tagged "Classics"

The Handmaid's Tale
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
Fahrenheit 451
The Little Prince
The Metamorphosis
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Great Gatsby
Pride and Prejudice
The Old Man and the Sea
The Stranger
Of Mice and Men
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Brave New World
Flowers for Algernon
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wuthering Heights
The Hobbit
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
Lord of the Flies
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
Jane Eyre
The Outsiders
Breakfast at Tiffany's
A Christmas Carol
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Call of the Wild
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Turn of the Screw
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
The Man in the High Castle
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Color Purple
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Time Machine
Little Women
In Cold Blood
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
The Yellow Wall-Paper
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
The Crucible
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
Romeo and Juliet
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Charlotte's Web
The Secret Garden
Northanger Abbey
The Scarlet Letter
A Clockwork Orange
A Doll's House
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Grapes of Wrath
The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot #2)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
Great Expectations
Waiting for Godot
A Tale of Two Cities
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
The Things They Carried
The Sign of Four
The Prince
The Merchant of Venice
Chess Story
Sense and Sensibility
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11)
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'une femme
Twelfth Night
The Sun Also Rises
The Women In Black
The Communist Manifesto
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Tempest
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot #13)
Mrs. Dalloway
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A Room of One's Own
The Raven

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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Emily Brontë
If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Charles Dickens
My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

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