Classic books are books that hold meaning to society as a whole. The reputations of these books develop over time. This guide contains lists of common classic books that are available in the MSU Memorial Library. The books are arranged under four tabs: Classic Fiction, Classic Nonfiction, Classic Plays and Poetry, and Cult Classics.
Each book is listed with its title, author, call number, and date of original publication. The title and author are linked to the MSU Memorial Library catalog. From there, it is possible to see if the book is available or if it is currently checked out. "See reviews | Goodreads.com" will open reviews of the title in a new window.
Goodreads.com is a personal content management system to help people track what they've read and what they want to read next. It also provides descriptions along with user ratings and user-generated book reviews.
This guide is meant to give readers a starting point to find classics within the MSU Memorial Library collections. Identifying and categorizing classics can be subjective. Not every classic is mentioned. Some of the books mentioned may not be considered classics by everyone. It is strongly suggested that readers compile personal lists of books to read based on some of the sources listed below.