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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Pride and Prejudice
And Then There Were None
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The Old Man and the Sea
Brave New World
Pride and Prejudice
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
Jane Eyre
1984
Wuthering Heights
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
Romeo and Juliet
Lord of the Flies
Little Women
Frankenstein
Of Mice and Men
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Augustine of Hippo
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
St. Augustine

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