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.

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Most Read This Week Tagged "Classics"

Animal Farm
The Great Gatsby
Pride and Prejudice
Fahrenheit 451
Dune (Dune, #1)
The Catcher in the Rye
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Metamorphosis
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
Wuthering Heights
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
Brave New World
The Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Warbler Classics)
Jane Eyre
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
The Remains of the Day
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Outsiders
The Yellow Wall-Paper
Romeo and Juliet
Flowers for Algernon
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle, #1)
Hamlet
Rebecca
Tuesdays with Morrie
Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)
Crime and Punishment
The Shining
Sense and Sensibility
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)
The Prophet
Matilda
Kindred
Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
The Time Machine
Northanger Abbey
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
Holes (Holes, #1)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Bluest Eye
The Giving Tree
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
Treasure Island
Charlotte's Web
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (Arsène Lupin, #1)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
Chess Story
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Notes from Underground
Heart of Darkness
Carmilla
White Nights
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
A Tale of Two Cities
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1)
A Farewell to Arms
The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot, #6)
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle, #4)
All Quiet on the Western Front
Peter Pan
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
Dead Poets Society
In Cold Blood
Letters to a Young Poet
The Trial
Passing
A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple, #6)
The Prince
The Grapes of Wrath
Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot, #25)
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Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass
The Tempest
The Count of Monte Cristo
Great Expectations
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot, #15)
Candide
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
The House of the Spirits
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple, #9)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Franny and Zooey
Waiting for Godot
Mansfield Park
Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #24)
I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
Second Foundation (Foundation #3)

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

Augustine of Hippo
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
St. Augustine

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