A classic is a book accepted as being exemplary or noteworthy, for example through an imprimatur such as being listed in a list of great books, or through a reader's personal opinion. Although the term is often associated with the Western canon, it can be applied to works of literature from all traditions, such as the Chinese classics or the Indian Vedas. In 1850, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804–1869) stated his answer to the question "What is a Classic?" ("Qu'est-ce qu'un classique?") The idea of a classic implies something that has continuance and consistence, and which produces unity and tradition, fashions and transmits itself, and endures…. A true classic, as I should like to hear it defined, is an author who has enriched the human mind, increased its treasure, and caused it to advance a step; who has discovered some moral and not equivocal truth, or revealed some eternal passion in that heart where all seemed known and discovered; who has expressed his thought, observation, or invention, in no matter what form, only provided it be broad and great, refined and sensible, sane and beautiful in itself; who has spoken to all in his own peculiar style, a style which is found to be also that of the whole world, a style new without neologism, new and old, easily contemporary with all time.

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The Call of Cthulhu

By: H. P. Lovecraft

Price: $19.99

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2016

Seller ID: 9780241260777

ISBN: 0241260779

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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To Kill A Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Arrow: 2001

Seller ID: 9780099419785

ISBN: 0099419785

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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To Kill A Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage Arrow: 2004

Seller ID: 9780099466734

ISBN: 0099466732

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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To Kill A Mockingbird [50th Anniversary Edition]

By: Harper Lee

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Arrow: 2015

Seller ID: 9780099549482

ISBN: 0099549484

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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To Kill A Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Arrow: 2015

Seller ID: 9781784752637

ISBN: 1784752630

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Uncle Tom's Cabin

By: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1999

Seller ID: 000896

ISBN: 1840224029

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Robin Hood

By: Henry Gilbert

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1995

Seller ID: 9781853261275

ISBN: 1853261270

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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The Turn of the Screw : Second Norton Critical Edition

By: Henry James

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, WW Norton & Co: 1999

Seller ID: 9780393959048

ISBN: 039395904X

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Henry Lawson While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions

By: Henry Lawson

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Sydney University Press: 2013

Seller ID: 9781743320099

ISBN: 1743320094

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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While The Billy Boils

By: Henry Lawson

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 1994

Seller ID: 9780207186851

ISBN: 0207186855

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Moby Dick

By: Herman Melville

Price: $5.99

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2013

Seller ID: 9780007925568

ISBN: 0007925565

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Moby Dick

By: Herman Melville

Price: $9.99

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2016

Seller ID: 9780008182205

ISBN: 0008182205

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Moby Dick

By: Herman Melville

Price: $9.99

Publisher: UK, Alma Classics: 2018

Seller ID: 9781847496447

ISBN: 184749644X

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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The Odyssey

By: Homer

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1992

Seller ID: 002663

ISBN: 1853260258

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


Image for Nine Stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme -- With Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, Teddy

Nine Stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme -- With Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, Teddy

By: J. D. Salinger

Price: $11.95

Publisher: USA, Little, Brown and Company: 2014

Seller ID: 002763

ISBN: 0316769509

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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The Catcher In The Rye

By: J. D. Salinger

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2010

Seller ID: 9780241950432

ISBN: 0241950430

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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The Catcher in the Rye [original American text]

By: J. D. Salinger

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1994

Seller ID: 9780140237504

ISBN: 014023750X

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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The Catcher in the Rye

By: J. D. Salinger

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Little, Brown: 2005

Seller ID: 9780316769488

ISBN: 0316769487

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Franny and Zooey

By: J. D. Salinger

Price: $15.95

Publisher: USA, Little Brown and Company: 2008

Seller ID: 9780316769495

ISBN: 0316769495

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Call of the Wild / White Fang

By: Jack London

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853260261

ISBN: 1853260266

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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The Complete Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By: Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1997

Seller ID: 002468

ISBN: 1853268984

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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The Complete Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By: Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 2009

Seller ID: 002469

ISBN: 1840221747

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New


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Pride and Prejudice [Penguin Classics] Edited with an introduction and notes by Vivien Jones

By: Jane Austen

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2014

Seller ID: 9780141439518

ISBN: 0141439513

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon

By: Jane Austen

Price: $12.99

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2010

Seller ID: 9780140431025

ISBN: 0140431020

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Sense and Sensibility

By: Jane Austen

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1997

Seller ID: 9781853260162

ISBN: 1853260169

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Nausea

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Price: $12.99

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2012

Seller ID: 9780141194844

ISBN: 0141194847

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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The Pilgrim's Progress

By: John Bunyan

Price: $5.99

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2013

Seller ID: 9780007925322

ISBN: 0007925328

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Of Mice and Men [penguin modern classics]

By: John Steinbeck

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2000

Seller ID: 9780141185101

ISBN: 0141185104

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Of Mice And Men [Popular Penguins]

By: John Steinbeck

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 9780141038421

ISBN: 014103842X

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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The Pearl [penguin modern classics]

By: John Steinbeck

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2000

Seller ID: 9780141185125

ISBN: 0141185120

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New