Modern Classics

Classics must resonate with an audience and have continued readership. Modern classics are generally written after WWI. They are also popularly known as "contemporary classics."

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
Lord of the Flies
Fahrenheit 451
Of Mice and Men
The Handmaid's Tale
Brave New World
The Bell Jar
A Clockwork Orange

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