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
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
The Little Prince
Fahrenheit 451
The Great Gatsby
1984
And Then There Were None
The Old Man and the Sea
The Metamorphosis
Of Mice and Men
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Stranger
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again
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  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
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  • Pride and Prejudice
    To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)
    The Great Gatsby
    Jane Eyre
    1984
    Wuthering Heights
    The Catcher in the Rye
    Animal Farm
    Romeo and Juliet
    Little Women
    Lord of the Flies
    Frankenstein
    Of Mice and Men
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
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