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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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The Handmaid's Tale
The Alchemist
Fahrenheit 451
Animal Farm
The Little Prince
The Great Gatsby
1984
Pride and Prejudice
Of Mice and Men
The Old Man and the Sea
The Metamorphosis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
The Stranger
Siddhartha
Lord of the Flies

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    Kalila and Dimna #1 - The Panchatantra Retold (Kalila and Dimna #1)
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    Release date: May 10, 2010
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    Once upon a time a heedless and powerful young king named Dabschelim ruled over India. One
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  • Extraordinary Voyages of the Panchatantra by Ramsay Wood
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    Release date: Nov 01, 2013
    This Kindle features Mimosa, one of the great fictional storytellers from the Olden Days.

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    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
    Emma
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