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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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New Releases Tagged "Classics"

Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet
The Handmaid's Tale
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
Fahrenheit 451
1984
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Little Prince
The Great Gatsby
Pride and Prejudice
The Old Man and the Sea
The Metamorphosis
Brave New World
The Stranger
Of Mice and Men
The Diary of a Young Girl

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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
    Lord of the Flies
    Frankenstein
    Of Mice and Men
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoyevskyAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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    Cynthia Hand My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
    As Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows prepare for the release of My Plain Jane, we asked what inspired the author team to write this "Jane Eyre meets Ghostbusters" historical remix and include a list of their favorite YA historical must-reads.
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    Jane Austen
    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters.
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    Charles Bukowski
    I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.
    Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

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