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
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
Pride and Prejudice
Fahrenheit 451
Of Mice and Men
The Great Gatsby
The Old Man and the Sea
The Metamorphosis
The Stranger
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Flowers for Algernon
The Outsiders
Brave New World
The Hobbit
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Jane Eyre
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
Wuthering Heights
The Man in the High Castle
The Diary of a Young Girl
Tuesdays with Morrie
Lord of the Flies
Breakfast at Tiffany's
A Christmas Carol
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
The Importance of Being Earnest
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
The Crucible
The Secret Garden
The Time Machine
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1)
The Call of the Wild
All Quiet on the Western Front
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
The Yellow Wall-Paper
Romeo and Juliet
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
Charlotte's Web
Mrs. Dalloway
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)
The Color Purple
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
The Pearl
The Sign of Four
Sense and Sensibility
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
Chess Story
King Lear
Little Women
Peter Pan
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
In Cold Blood
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Notes from Underground
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
A Doll's House
A Clockwork Orange
The Turn of the Screw
Great Expectations
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
Northanger Abbey
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6)
The Prince
The Awakening
The Prophet
Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11)
A Room of One's Own
Crime and Punishment
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The War of the Worlds
The Night Before Christmas (Rabbit Ears)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Waiting for Godot
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Cynthia Hand
Cynthia Hand My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
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If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.
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