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Classics: Books For Life

By: Jane Gleeson-White

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Australia, Knopf: 2005

Seller ID: 241209

ISBN: 1740513177

Condition: Near Fine Condition


What makes a classic? For me, it's a book I can't imagine having lived without; a truthful, wholly imagined world, in astonishing language, by a writer unafraid to probe those things that scare us and scar us and make us human Charlotte Wood, author of The Submerged Cathedral, in CLASSICS- BOOKS FOR LIFE Mark Twain defined a literary classic as 'something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read'. But what was true in the nineteenth century doesn't hold today. In our uncertain modern times, not only do books considered classics still fill the shelves of many bookshops, but th... View more info