The 50 Best Classic Novels

"It's such a classic."

Those words are thrown around an awful lot amongst avid readers, authors, critics, and those in the publishing industry. Many are left to wonder, though, what really makes a book a true classic? Is it simply that it's old or written by a well-known author? Or, is there something else to it?

Truth be told, there's a lot more to it. Classic novels meet certain criteria that earn them the right to be called classic, to be revered by readers and scholars alike, and to be passed down from generation to generation.

What standards must be met, and what books are considered must-read classic novels?

Want to know what makes these audiobooks classics? Head over to the blog to read: 4 Criteria Required to Make a Novel a True Classic.

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Extended Sample The Hobbit  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott
Extended Sample Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  by Lewis Carroll
Extended Sample Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample The Wind in the Willows  by Kenneth Grahame
Extended Sample A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L’Engle
Extended Sample The Secret Garden (abridged) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Extended Sample The Call of the Wild  by Jack London
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