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Classics of the future.

The books we regard as classics today were mostly written about a century ago. Austen, Bronte, Dickens and Shakespeare, to name but a few, are still regarded as literary greats today, and there are more authors who are regarded as classics within their own genres, 'The Lord of the Rings' may not be loved by all fantasy fans but most would probably acknowledge that it is a classic. Personally, fantasy is my favorite genre so I can't speak for all but I am certain that other genres have their own classics.

So, my question it this: Which books of the past say, 20 to 30 years, will be regarded as classics in one hundred years time? What books will be regarded as classics in their individual genres? Will Austen and Shakespeare still be as popular or will they have become books that only the most literary of people read? What books will the teenagers of the twenty second century complain about having to read in school?
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