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Classic book

A classic is a book accepted as being exemplary or noteworthy, for example through an imprimatur such as being listed in a list of great books, or through a reader's personal opinion. Although the term is often associated with the Western canon, it can be applied to works of literature from all traditions, such as the Chinese classics or the Indian Vedas.

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One common ingredient in classic book authors? Alcohol. Here's a list of the top 15 alcoholic writers, who also happen to be authors of many classic books.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

Another article by QWIKLIT discusses 20 classic novels no one's likely to have heard of. And kudos to you if you've read any.

Contributed by Sammo Lea has created a compilation of some rare photographs of authors considered to have written classic books. I love the picture of Vladimir Nobokov chasing butterflies. I mean, he seriously had time to chase butterflies? Pretty admirable. The whole "making time for the little things" thing--not the butterfly imprisonment. Anyone want to take a guess at what Truman Capote is drinking? You say water, but might it be white wine?

Contributed by Sammo Lea

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