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
The Little Prince
Fahrenheit 451
The Great Gatsby
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
Brave New World
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Catcher in the Rye
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Diary of a Young Girl
Lord of the Flies
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
Flowers for Algernon
The Color Purple
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1)
The Time Machine
Heart of Darkness
Wuthering Heights
The Call of the Wild
The Outsiders
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)
Jane Eyre
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Secret Garden
Tuesdays with Morrie
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
Romeo and Juliet
Dodge & Twist: A Sequel To Oliver Twist
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
Things Fall Apart
The Man in the High Castle
The Importance of Being Earnest
Chess Story
A Room of One's Own
A Christmas Carol
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
The War of the Worlds
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
Charlotte's Web
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom: Faber Stories
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
All Quiet on the Western Front
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Prophet
The Pearl
Notes from Underground
The Yellow Wall-Paper
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
Crime and Punishment
The Things They Carried
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Sense and Sensibility
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Prince
Northanger Abbey
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes #2)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
The Princess Bride
The Death of Ivan Ilych
In Cold Blood
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Sun Also Rises
Waiting for Godot
Anna Karenina
Twelve Years a Slave
A Clockwork Orange
The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)

Cynthia Hand
Cynthia Hand My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
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After all, tomorrow is another day!
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

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O teach me how I should forget to think (1.1.224)
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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