Classic books

10 classic books that were banned

From the Bible to Harry potter, some of the world’s most popular books have been challenged for reasons ranging from violence to occult connotations. In honor of National Book Lover’s Day, here’s a look at 10 classic books that have sparked controversy. 1. THE CALL OF NATURE Call of the …

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Jane Austen’s classic books seem oddly relevant today

Jane Austen’s classic books seem oddly relevant today Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. to cancel An icon depicting a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret A block arrow icon pointing right. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook A Facebook “f” brand icon. Google An icon …

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Classic books to read: “The Sundial” by Shirley Jackson

After concluding “HangedI can definitely say that I fell in love with Shirley Jackson’s writing and her scathing reviews of American society. Then, while searching for another captivating read, I came across one of Jackson’s most comical works: “The Sundial” (1958). The novel is an absurd, dynamically constructed ride with …

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Dorothy turns classic books into stamps to celebrate great literature and our love of reading

Celebrating the most influential, widely read and essential books from the 17th century to the present day, there are two new prints to feast you on, each containing 42 books reimagined as collectible postage stamps and forming one oversized sheet, just like you. might find if you buy bulk stamps …

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Classic books summed up in hilarious one-line reviews

It was the best review, it was the worst review. Or, in these particular cases, they were the shortest, strangest, and / or just the most direct of them. We’ve rounded up the funniest and weirdest classic book reviews we could find on GoodReads – the home of some of …

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Kelvyn Park high school throws away hundreds of classic books, scandalizing neighbors

KELVYN PARK – Hundreds of classic Kelvyn Park High School books were thrown away last week, sparking outrage from neighbors. Photos of the trash can full of high school books began to circulate widely online over the weekend, with angry commentators claiming the books shouldn’t have been thrown out or, …

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Classic Books You Should Read: “Hangsaman” by Shirley Jackson

When I’m looking for new books to read, I tend to stay within my comfort zone; I usually fall into the trap of relying on a fantasy or adventure novel to get my reading fix. But this summer, I thought about experimenting and exploring different genres to broaden my horizons. …

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The 22 best classic books to read in your life

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Classic books have characters, stories, or messages that stand the test of time. All of the books on this list were published before 1987, although most are much older. Want more books? Check out our top …

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Classic books or miscellaneous books?

St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians is one of the earliest documents in the collection of texts that we call the New Testament. It is a cranky letter in which Paul berates a rival faction of the early Christians who sought to keep the movement going within Judaism by insisting …

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Five magical books to add to your shelf this winter

Books are magic. In these classic books the authors share journeys with us and we accompany them in magical tales, legends and take us to places we have never been before. Books are personal, and there’s nothing better in winter than relaxing with a brilliant novel or learning something new …

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