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
Fahrenheit 451
The Little Prince
1984
The Great Gatsby
And Then There Were None
The Metamorphosis
Of Mice and Men
The Old Man and the Sea
Frankenstein
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Stranger
The Hobbit or There and Back Again
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  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
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  • The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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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
    Little Women
    Lord of the Flies
    Romeo and Juliet
    Frankenstein
    Of Mice and Men
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    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
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    You may only call me "Mrs. Darcy"... when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.
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    Charlotte Brontë
    No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Happiness is a glory shining far down upon us out of Heaven. She is a divine dew which the soul, on certain of its summer mornings, feels dropping upon it from the amaranth bloom and golden fruitage of Paradise.
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