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
Of Mice and Men
The Little Prince
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
Fahrenheit 451
Pride and Prejudice
The Great Gatsby
The Metamorphosis
The Old Man and the Sea
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Flowers for Algernon
The Outsiders
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
The Stranger
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
Brave New World
The Hobbit
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Lord of the Flies
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Wuthering Heights
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Man in the High Castle
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Secret Garden
Jane Eyre
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
The Call of the Wild
The Diary of a Young Girl
Little Women
Charlotte's Web
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
The Color Purple
The Yellow Wall-Paper
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
The Time Machine
Chess Story
The Women In Black
Northanger Abbey
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Call of Cthulhu
The Turn of the Screw
A Room of One's Own
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot #13)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Great Expectations
Crime and Punishment
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Rosemary's Baby (Rosemary's Baby, #1)
A Christmas Carol
The Scarlet Letter
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Sense and Sensibility
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17)
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6)
In Cold Blood
Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11)
The Count of Monte Cristo
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
The Crucible
The Grapes of Wrath
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Death of Ivan Ilych
The Sign of Four
The Sun Also Rises
Notes from Underground
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
The Black Cat
The Pearl
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Tempest
A Clockwork Orange
The Communist Manifesto

Cynthia Hand
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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Zora Neale Hurston
Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

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After all, tomorrow is another day!
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

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