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A series of spots with o backgrounds… Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by John Tenniel.
So: what is a classic? There are many duelling definitions. TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, Italo Calvino and Sainte-Beuve have all written at length on the classic. Calvino's definition – "a classic is a book that has never finished what it wants to say" – is probably the sweetest, followed by Pound's identification of "a certain eternal and irresponsible freshness".