This community is for any discussion pretaining to Classic Literature, preferably written in the English language or with a readily available translation. Whether you're looking for help with your Hamlet essay for English class, or simply want to discuss Emma, this is the community for you.
Frequently Asked Question: What is a classic?
Definitions vary, some assign a certain age to a piece of work (50 years, 25, 100) while others name specific traits. As a rule of thumb, anything published in the last 20 years probably doesn't count. Many good books that have been published recently may be better than some classics, but are still not classics. When we get some members, we'll work on a community definition which I will post here. Here are some dictionary definitions: from Word Reference, from Dictionary.com.
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