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Classic Books That Have Not Aged Well

Whether it's because their themes and conflicts no longer resonate with audiences today or they contain and promote incredibly bigoted language and characterization, these books' reputations are definitely worth reassessing.
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Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew
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Pippi in the South Seas (Astrid Lindgren)
Pippi in the South Seas (Astrid Lindgren)
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Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
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The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
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5
Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
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Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
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If I Ran the Zoo (Dr. Suess)
If I Ran the Zoo (Dr. Suess)
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The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Hugh Lofting)
The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Hugh Lofting)
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13
Peter Pan (J. M. Barrie)
Peter Pan (J. M. Barrie)
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Franny and Zooey (J.D. Salinger)
Franny and Zooey (J.D. Salinger)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
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The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
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Babar the King (Jean De Brunhoff)
Babar the King (Jean De Brunhoff)
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The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
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The Swiss Family Robinson (Johann Wyss)
The Swiss Family Robinson (Johann Wyss)
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21
The Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan)
The Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan)
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Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
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Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
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Lonesome Dove (Larry Mcmurty)
Lonesome Dove (Larry Mcmurty)
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Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
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The Indian in the Cupboard (Lynne Reid Banks/Piers Sanford(Illus))
The Indian in the Cupboard (Lynne Reid Banks/Piers Sanford(Illus))
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Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
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The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury)
The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Roald Dahl)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Roald Dahl)
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Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert a Heinlein)
Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert a Heinlein)
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Goodbye to All That (Robert Graves)
Goodbye to All That (Robert Graves)
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Pamela (Samuel Richardson)
Pamela (Samuel Richardson)
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The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein)
The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein)
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Naked Lunch (William S. Burroughs)
Naked Lunch (William S. Burroughs)
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The Merchant of Venice (William Shakespeare)
The Merchant of Venice (William Shakespeare)
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The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare)
The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare)
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