Everybody has their own idea of which novels are “classic literature” and which are not. We all have our favourites - and we also know which ones we don’t like! But “classic” and “popular” aren’t necessarily the same thing. My own definition of what makes a book a classic is this:
A classic novel is one which is relevant to different generations. It is a book which is still read and enjoyed long after the society in which it was written has faded into history. With the rate that the world is changing today, a book can become a classic in a mere decade or two.
This is the second of our two quizzes on classic literature. Try to pull from the depths of your memory the title of Virginia Woolf's novel set on the Isle of Skye, the name of Tom Brown's closest friend in Tom Brown's Schooldays and the name of the author who wrote the novels Adam Bede and Silas Marner.