Originally Posted by edbro
I didn't see the "(in the public domain)" as a definition of a classic; only a further qualification for this month's pick. I agree with you though. Gone With the Wind is certainly a classic, but not yet PD.
You got it right.
A Classic in the public domain (in the US or Canada is fine). Basically, if it could be in the MR library.
This is because many club members don't have the budgets to buy a new book every month, so they wanted at least a month were the selection would [most likely] be free.