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Best Classic Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Our list of some of the best Classic books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The Adventures Of Robin Hood: By Howard Pyle – Illustrated (2017)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHow is this book unique? About The Adventures Of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle The Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire is an 1883 novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle. Consisting of a series of episodes in the story of the English outlaw Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, the novel compiles traditional material into a coherent narrative in a colorful, invented “old English” idiom that preserves some flavor of the ballads, and adapts it for children. The novel is notable for taking the subject of Robin Hood, which had been increasingly popular through the 19th…
Author(s): Howard Pyle

2. Bleak House (2006)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPenguin presents the companion book to the miniseries starring Gillian Anderson ( , ). This stunning production features a screenplay written by Andrew Davies ( ). Part romance, part melodrama, part detective story, the novel spreads out among a web of relationships in every level of society from the simple-minded Sir Leicester Dedlock, to Jo the street sweeper. opens in the twilight of foggy London, where fog grips the city most densely in the Court of Chancery. The obscure case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, in which an inheritance is gradually devoured by legal costs, the romance of Esther Summerson and the…
Author(s): Charles Dickens , Nicola Bradbury, et al.

3. Persuasion (Penguin Classics) (2003)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfAt twenty-­seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen’s last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.For more than…
Author(s): Jane Austen, Gillian Beer

4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Classic Drucker Collection) by Drucker. Peter F. ( 2007 ) Paperback (2007)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWill be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee. #2,185,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #39262 in Economics (Books) #14581 in Entrepreneurship (Books) #18735 in Business Leadership (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Drucker

5. Classics of Organization Theory (2010)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfCompiled by three of the most influential authors in the field, CLASSICS OF ORGANIZATION THEORY is a collection of the most enduring works in organization theory. The text helps students grasp important themes, perspectives and theories by describing what organization theory is, how it has developed, and how its development has coincided with events and changes in other fields. This text is not simply a retelling of the history of organization theory; its evolution is told through the words of the distinguished theorists themselves. The readings in this edition have been…
Author(s): Jay M. Shafritz, J. Steven Ott, et al.

6. The Classic Fairy Tales (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) (2016)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis Norton Critical Edition includes: · Seven different tale types: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," "Bluebeard," and "Tricksters." These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and annotations by Maria Tatar. · Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. · More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are…
Author(s): Maria Tatar

7. Moby Dick (Global Classics) (2018)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfMoby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is sailor Ishmael’s narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the ship’s previous voyage bit off Ahab’s leg at the knee. A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, the work’s genre classifications range from late Romantic to early Symbolist. Moby-Dick was published to mixed reviews, was a commercial failure, and was out of print at the time of the author’s death in 1891. Its reputation as a “Great American…
Author(s): Herman Melville

8. The Enduring Debate: Classic and Contemporary Readings in American Politics (Seventh Edition) (2013)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfA combination of classic and contemporary readings, featuring a debate-format section in each chapter. Every chapter includes a blend of readings―from scholarly and popular sources, long and short readings, and 30 percent new to this edition. About one-fourth of the readings are classics, while the remaining three-fourths are contemporary. Each begins with a headnote explaining the significance of the piece and concludes with discussion questions that help students think critically about what they’ve just read. Finally, each chapter includes one…
Author(s): David T. Canon, John J. Coleman, et al.

9. The Secret Garden (2019)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett’s most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children’s literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been produced. #116,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1986 in Mythology & Folk Tales (Books) #19480 in Fantasy (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett

10. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (2019)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFirst published in 1880, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” by Lew Wallace is considered one of the most important and influential Christian novels of the nineteenth-century. The novel follows much of the life of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince from Jerusalem living in the time of Christ. Wallace intertwines the lives of Judah and Jesus of Nazareth, beginning the novel with the events of the Nativity and later following the downfall and ensuing hardships of Judah’s life as a Roman slave, charioteer, and later, a convert to Christianity. The events depicted in the Gospels of the New Testament concerning Jesus are carefully threaded…
Author(s): Lew Wallace

11. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (2019)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax after he, his servant Conseil, and Canadian whaler Ned Land wash up on their ship. On the Nautilus, the three embark on a journey which has them going all around the world, under the sea. #623,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #38412 in Literary Fiction (Books) #17036 in Classic Literature & Fiction Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): Jules Verne

12. The Swiss Family Robinson (Bantam Classics) (1992)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf“For many days we had been tempest-tossed…the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost.” From these dire opening lines, a timeless story of adventure begins. One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinsons—a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock. Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s , this heartwarming tale portrays a family’s struggle to create a new life on a strange and fantastic tropical island. There each boy must learn to utilize his own unique nature as their adventures lead to…
Author(s): Johann David Wyss

13. The Classic Slave Narratives (2012)

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHenry Louis Gates, Jr., presents a seminal volume of four classic slave narratives, including the 1749 texts of The Life of Olaudah Equiano, the last edition corrected and published in his lifetime. The collection also includes perhaps the best known and most widely read slave narrative–Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as two narratives by women: The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, and Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl, written by Harriet Jacobs as Linda Brent. This edition also features an updated introduction by Professor Gates. #62,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #389…
Author(s): Henry Louis Gates

Best Classic Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some classic books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Frank Sinatra standards : 10 classic tunes (CD)

Author(s): Mark Taylor; Frank Sinatra
Publisher: Hal Leonard, Year: [2008], Size: 99 Mb, Download: zip
ID: 885636

Frank Sinatra standards : 10 classic tunes

Author(s): Mark Taylor; Frank Sinatra
Publisher: Hal Leonard, Year: [2008], Size: 106 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 885637

The necessity of prayer

Author(s): Edward M Bounds
Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library , Year: [199-?], Size: 134 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 877934

The possibilities of prayer

Author(s): Edward M Bounds
Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library , Year: [199-?], Size: 156 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 877935

Power through prayer

Author(s): Edward M Bounds
Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library , Year: [199-?], Size: 122 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 877936

The kneeling Christian

Author(s): Unknown Christian
Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library , Year: [199-?], Size: 98 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 878012

A treatise concerning religious affections : in three parts

Author(s): Jonathan Edwards
Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library , Year: [199-?], Size: 418 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 878195

A serious call to a devout and holy life : adapted to the state and condition of all orders of Christians

Author(s): William Law
Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library , Year: [199-?], Size: 267 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 878508

Spirit of love. / A letter to a friend

Author(s): William Law
Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library , Year: [199-?], Size: 122 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 878509

The Christian's secret of a happy life

Author(s): Hannah Whitall Smith
Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library , Year: [199-?], Size: 189 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 878810

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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