By Sanjana Choudhary, India

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But first, why are classics called classics?

Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them.

A classic is the term given to any book which comes to represent the whole universe, a book on a par with ancient talismans.

Pride And Prejudice - Jane Austen 

Austen didn’t put her name on her novels, and would only say they were “By a Lady.” The title page of Pride and Prejudice said, “by the author of Sense and Sensibility.” It wasn’t until after her death that her brother revealed her name to the public. (No one knows why Mr. Darcy is so RUDE!)

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

When Charlotte Brontë sat down to write Jane Eyre, she didn’t know she was writing a major work of literature. The gothic novel about a governess’s romance with the brooding Mr. Rochester was an instant classic in its time and is still much loved today, 168 years later. After all, who can resist a tale featuring a madwoman locked in an attic?

Crime And Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky 

//If  a man has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake, that will be his punishment -- as well as his prison. //

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