> The Things You Can Read: Classic Writers-Which Ones Have Staying Power?

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Classic Writers-Which Ones Have Staying Power?

Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851) 
Image Credit: Flavorwire
We, here at The Things You Can Read, have made a serious committment to read the Classics.  On September 14, we posted the following, with regard to the close of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, "The thing that I will take into the future is the Classics Club, which I've recently joined. The blogs goal is to, 'unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.' I love this idea. Bravo to the founders! I know this new find will enrich my life in the coming months, and I look forward to adding my voice to the Classics Club."  Please check out our Classics Challenge Page, which lists all the classics we plan to read between September 14, 2012 and September 14, 2017.  With this previous post in mind, here is an interesting article from Flavorwire with regard to the authors of some of the most well known classics.

Some writers speak to generations after generations, according to Flavorwireone of the most relevant writers of the 19th century is Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. Flavorwire reports that, "she has some serious staying power...her work is more relevant now than ever."  Others who made their list include:  Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, John Keats, and The Brothers Grimm.  For more details check out Flavorwire for the full low down as to why each of these authors has staying power.  As always, let us know, here at The Things You Can Read,  what you think!  Hey, maybe even consider joining the Classics Challenge.

Edgar Allan Poe
One of our favorites, here at The Things You Can Read.

Image Credit: Flavorwire
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