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Why do some books become classics and others pass into oblivion? Even winning a prestigious award, like the Pulitzer Prize or the National Book Award, does not guarantee that years from now, when you are long gone, people will still be reading your books. And yet some books just seem to stand the test of time; they become “classics”. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite classic books:mansfield_park_jacketthings_fall_apart_jacket
*Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
*To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
*Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
*Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
*Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Pushkin
*Persuasion by Jane Austen
*The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
*Howard’s End by E. M. Forster
*The Old Arcadia by Philip Sidney
*Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
*A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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