The Burton Review
From Homer's "Iliad" to Joanne K. Rowling's "Harry Potter", some books never grow old. Although they might be published twenty or two-hundred years ago, you still find people reading and discussing them. Classic books like "Pippi Longtsocking" or "Huckleberry Finn" won a great fame throughout the years and gained a high regard. Even someone who didn't read the book at all, might even recognize Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain" as a landmark of European culture. Classic books share a timeless quality and can be a source inspiration for a new generation. This is true for both classical literature from William Shakespeare, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe or Friedrich Schiller and modern classics like "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. The aberrations of love, the desire for adventures or the injuries within families - immortal themes connect classic books with a contemporary audience.
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