To become a "classic," a book usually needs to meet some key criteria. First and foremost, it must be well-known and revered for its literary genius or impact on culture. Classic books were written many years ago but still hold a place of importance in the academic world.
A book that's considered a classic will be read and appreciated by generation after generation. Classic books in fiction can span a variety of genres, from sci-fi novels to horror.
Hundreds of classic fiction book titles remain popular among readers and continue to educate, entertain and delight for decades and even centuries.
Some of the most popular classic fiction books of all time are:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1925
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, published in 1868
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, published in 1960
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, published in 1951
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Yes! Some classic fiction books enjoyed by all ages include:
The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Sword In The Stone by T.H. White
Peter Pan by J.M Barrie
And that's just to name a few.
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Whether you are looking for classic fiction books to enjoy a good read or kids' classics to broaden a growing literary mind, you'll find them on Alibris.
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