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Classic literature touches on the deep inner workings of humans, from Ebenezer Scrooge's greedy/lonely ways in A Christmas Carol, to The Count of Monte Cristo's drive for vengeance, to Jo March's struggle to have her writing recognized in Little Women (art imitates life for some of us, eh?).
As I ponder, weak and weary...I mean...as I ponder what makes classics memorable to me, I keep landing on several characteristics I strive to include in my own writing:
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That perfect concoction of prose, voice, storyline, and characters...I wish I knew which modern books will stand the test of time and become classics. I may never write one, but I have to try. The standard is set, and I want to shoot for it.
****Let's talk classics, because it's so fun! What would you add to my list of classic characteristics? What's your FAVORITE classic? Mine is Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, with The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot pulling a close second. ALSO, what would you deem a modern classic--say 1980s onward?****