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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1984 and Animal Farm Bindup

By: George Orwell

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2017

Seller ID: 9781925603040

ISBN: 1925603040

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea [Collins Classics]

By: Jules Verne

Price: $5.99

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2010

Seller ID: 9780007351046

ISBN: 0007351046

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books [Oxford World's Classics]

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $20.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2008

Seller ID: 9780199536306

ISBN: 0199536309

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Worth Press: 2013

Seller ID: 9781849310802

ISBN: 1849310807

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New


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A Christmas Carol [Collins Classics]

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $5.99

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2013

Seller ID: 9780007350865

ISBN: 0007350864

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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A Christmas Carol [Dover Thrift Editions]

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $5.99

Publisher: USA, Dover: 1991

Seller ID: 9780486268651

ISBN: 0486268659

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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A Christmas Carol [includes The Chimes and The Haunted Man]

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2011

Seller ID: 9780099529736

ISBN: 0099529734

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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A Clockwork Orange

By: Anthony Burgess

Price: $16.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: 9780141182605

ISBN: 0141182601

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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A Clockwork Orange : Restored Edition

By: Anthony Burgess

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2013

Seller ID: 9780141197531

ISBN: 0141197536

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Mark Twain

Price: $12.99

Publisher: USA, Dover: 2001

Seller ID: 9780486415918

ISBN: 0486415910

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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A Pair of Blue Eyes [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262777

ISBN: 1853262773

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

By: Lewis Carroll

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1999

Seller ID: 9781853261183

ISBN: 1853261181

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Erich Maria Remarque

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 1995

Seller ID: 9780099532811

ISBN: 0099532816

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Animal Farm

By: George Orwell

Price: $12.99

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 9781922147738

ISBN: 1922147737

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Animal Farm

By: George Orwell

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 9780141036137

ISBN: 0141036133

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Animal Farm [penguin modern classics]

By: George Orwell

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2000

Seller ID: 9780141182704

ISBN: 0141182709

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Animal Farm [Penguin Student Edition]

By: George Orwell

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1999

Seller ID: 9780140817690

ISBN: 0140817697

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Anna Karenina

By: Leo Tolstoy

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2003

Seller ID: 9780140449174

ISBN: 0140449175

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Anthem

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Signet: 2011

Seller ID: 9780451191137

ISBN: 0451191137

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Anthem

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $5.99

Publisher: USA, Dover: 2014

Seller ID: 9780486492773

ISBN: 048649277X

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

By: The Little Prince [Popular Penguins]

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2010

Seller ID: 9780141194806

ISBN: 0141194804

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Arabian Nights

By: Sir Richard Burton

Price: $5.99

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2012

Seller ID: 9780007420100

ISBN: 0007420102

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Around the World in 80 Days / Five Weeks in a Balloon [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Jules Verne

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1994

Seller ID: 9781853260902

ISBN: 1853260908

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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As I Lay Dying

By: William Faulkner

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage Classics: 2008

Seller ID: 9780099479314

ISBN: 0099479311

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Atlas Shrugged

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Signet: 1997

Seller ID: 9780451191144

ISBN: 0451191145

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Bleak House

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1997

Seller ID: 9781853260827

ISBN: 1853260827

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Brave New World

By: Aldous Huxley

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2011

Seller ID: 9780099518471

ISBN: 0099518473

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New


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Brave New World : Special 3D Edition

By: Aldous Huxley

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2014

Seller ID: 9781784870140

ISBN: 1784870145

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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Candide, or Optimism [Penguin Classics]

By: Francois Voltaire

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2006

Seller ID: 9780140455106

ISBN: 0140455108

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New