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

The Handmaid's Tale
The Alchemist
Fahrenheit 451
Animal Farm
The Little Prince
The Great Gatsby
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
Lord of the Flies


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    Kalila and Dimna #1 - The Panchatantra Retold (Kalila and Dimna #1)
    Release date: May 10, 2010
    57 *SIGNED COPIES* with Intro by
    Nobel Winner Doris Lessing

    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
    Extraordinary Voyages of the Panchatantra
    Release date: Oct 01, 2011


    Of all the oral storytelling collections from India, it is the pre
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  • Kalila and Dimna #2 - Fables of Conflict and Intrigue by Ramsay Wood
    Kalila and Dimna #2 - Fables of Conflict and Intrigue
    Release date: Nov 01, 2013
    This Kindle features Mimosa, one of the great fictional storytellers from the Olden Days.

    In KALILA AND DIMNA #1, Fables of Friendship and Betrayal, he
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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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