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View Poll Results: April 2010 Mobile Read Book Club Vote
The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald 19 25.33%
Topper by Thorne Smith 5 6.67%
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 10 13.33%
My man Jeeves by P G Wodehouse 2 2.67%
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 7 9.33%
Fool by Christopher Moore 3 4.00%
Augustus Carp, Esq. - Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man by Henry Bashford 0 0%
A Damon Runyon Omnibus 1 1.33%
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore 10 13.33%
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde 16 21.33%
Candide by Voltaire 2 2.67%
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:53 PM   #391
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That's almost as good a definition as any.
I second that, Kenny.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:56 PM   #392
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Frankly, I think we should limit it to books that are in the public domain. If they are in the PD and still popular and published today then I would say it is a classic.

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Old 04-15-2010, 06:59 PM   #393
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:00 PM   #394
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Then we have to change things. Cannot have you two agreeing.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #395
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According to dictionary.com, one of the definitions of classic is...

an author or a literary work of the first rank, esp. one of demonstrably enduring quality.

And there are lots of books that would have that as the definition that are not 50-70 years or more old.
Of course, "enduring" is not a specific time frame.

For example... I always laugh when my kids tell me when something happened "a long time ago"... and they are referring to an event that happened a few months ago.

I hear people say they've worked somewhere a long time. Come to find out it's 3 years. I guess to more software developers that's a long time. I have been at the same job since May 1995.

So, it's all relative isn't it?

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