Today more people can communicate their thoughts into words and those words can easily end up in books. It is a liberating time, a cycle of change and freedom. In many ways it is times like this, with so much change, that we need our classic reads.
The past few years have been dynamic for authors. There are more writers being published via eBooks and print on demand (POD). Exposure of existing authors is heightened with the rampant growth of social media and marketing via author platforms.
The classics help our society remember what we are gauging our future against.
Classics are a reference to excellence that we can use as a measure of our own success today and in the future.
The classics prevail over time and language, with truth exposed in the characters and story. Some basic human truths make a story appeal over centuries. No matter the date written, the human spirit is visible in a classic, and is readily identified.
There are obvious classics which we have probably all read from Homer’s Iliad to Stephen King’s The Stand. Some classic writers that quickly come to mind are listed below, trying to find at least one author per letter. There are many more:
Arthur Conan Doyle
Henry David Thoreau
Edgar Allan Poe
Percy Bysshe Shelley
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Robert Louis Stevenson
H. G. Wells
I had difficulty finding a classic author for the letter Z. I humbly hope someday my name may be used to fill in this gap, not presuming classic status on my part.
Please in the coming year look for my book debut…
BREAKING CURSED BONDS by Elisabeth Zguta
Happy reading and writing to us all!
Best of luck in your 2013 endeavors.
Enjoy the clip from the 2009 Wuthering Heights - one of the best versions on screen. The rest of the clips that follow can be found on YouTube - find listed in my channel.