September — Considered a Classic

The September theme for our "Read with The Snail" Reading Challenge is a book that's considered a classic. We'll let you decide what "classic" means, but we hope this is a chance for you to try an author you've always wanted to read. Here are a few of The Snail's personal favorites.

We love when you order your Reading Challenge books from us! 

We can't wait to see what you share this month; make sure to share on social media and use the hashtag #ReadwithTheSnail.

Midnight's Children: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812976533
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 4th, 2006

To The Lighthouse By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156907392
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Published: Mariner Books - December 27th, 1989

Now in November: A Novel By Josephine Johnson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781668004227
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Published: Scribner - July 19th, 2022

Address Unknown: A Novel By Kathrine Kressmann Taylor, Margot Livesey (Introduction by) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063068490
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Published: Ecco - June 29th, 2021

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The Odyssey By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356250
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 6th, 2018

Madeline Miller, author of Circe, personally recommended this translation when she spoke at the Vive le Livre event in Huntsville in 2021.


The Awakening and Selected Stories By Kate Chopin, Claire Vaye Watkins (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Kate Chopin, Claire Vaye Watkins (Introduction by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780142437322
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

A Room with a View By E. M. Forster, Wendy Moffat (Introduction by), Malcolm Bradbury (Notes by) Cover Image
By E. M. Forster, Wendy Moffat (Introduction by), Malcolm Bradbury (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141183299
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 1st, 2000

Beloved (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Middlemarch: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By George Eliot, Rebecca Mead (Foreword by) Cover Image
By George Eliot, Rebecca Mead (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143107729
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 17th, 2015

Bleak House (Penguin Clothbound Classics) By Charles Dickens, Nicola Bradbury (Introduction by), Terry Eagleton (Preface by), Hablot K. Brown (Illustrator), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Nicola Bradbury (Introduction by), Terry Eagleton (Preface by), Hablot K. Brown (Illustrator), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780141198354
Published: Penguin Classics - November 16th, 2011

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life By George Saunders Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984856036
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 12th, 2022

Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915801
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Published: Amistad - January 5th, 2021

The Collected Stories Of Eudora Welty By Eudora Welty Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328625649
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Published: Mariner Books - March 12th, 2019

Frankenstein By Mary Shelley Cover Image
$6.00
ISBN: 9780486282114
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Published: Dover Publications - October 21st, 1994

The Lottery and Other Stories (FSG Classics) By Shirley Jackson, A. M. Homes (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, A. M. Homes (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374529536
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 16th, 2005

The Great Gatsby: The Only Authorized Edition By F. Scott Fitzgerald Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

One Hundred Years of Solitude By Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780060883287
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 21st, 2006

Anna Karenina: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143035008
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 31st, 2004

Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte, Stevie Davies (Editor), Stevie Davies (Introduction by), Stevie Davies (Notes by) Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Stevie Davies (Editor), Stevie Davies (Introduction by), Stevie Davies (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141441146
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 15th, 2006

To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060935467
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

Heart of Darkness and The Congo Diary By Joseph Conrad, Owen Knowles (Editor), Owen Knowles (Introduction by), Owen Knowles (Notes by), Robert Hampson (Editor), Robert Hampson (Notes by), J. H. Stape (Series edited by) Cover Image
By Joseph Conrad, Owen Knowles (Editor), Owen Knowles (Introduction by), Owen Knowles (Notes by), Robert Hampson (Editor), Robert Hampson (Notes by), J. H. Stape (Series edited by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780141441672
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 25th, 2007

The Portrait of a Lady By Henry James, Philip Horne (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Henry James, Philip Horne (Introduction by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780141441269
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2011

Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780380730407
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

The Catcher in the Rye By J. D. Salinger Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316769174
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 30th, 2001

Northanger Abbey By Jane Austen, Marilyn Butler (Editor), Marilyn Butler (Introduction by), Marilyn Butler (Notes by) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Marilyn Butler (Editor), Marilyn Butler (Introduction by), Marilyn Butler (Notes by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780141439792
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

The Screwtape Letters By C. S. Lewis Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060652937
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Published: HarperOne - April 21st, 2015

The Color Purple: A Novel By Alice Walker Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Leather-bound Classics) By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by), Margaret Hunt (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by), Margaret Hunt (Translated by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781607103134
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Published: Canterbury Classics - November 1st, 2011

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

The Remains of the Day (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679731726
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 1990

A Room Of One's Own By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156787338
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Published: Mariner Books - December 27th, 1989

Mrs. Dalloway By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156628709
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Published: Mariner Books - September 24th, 1990

The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde, Robert Mighall (Editor), Robert Mighall (Introduction by), Robert Mighall (Notes by) Cover Image
By Oscar Wilde, Robert Mighall (Editor), Robert Mighall (Introduction by), Robert Mighall (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439570
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

Wide Sargasso Sea By Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393352566
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2016

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel By John Irving Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: Mariner Books - April 3rd, 2012

Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen, Ros Ballaster (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Ros Ballaster (Introduction by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780141439662
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003