A great personality once said: “A room without books is a body without a soul.“It is a modern world and we are amazed by technology. This sudden awakening of technology has gradually separated us from our old source of information: books. Books contain a whole unexplored universe waiting to be explored by a reader.Why are amazing works of literature that are so valuable to us discarded?Without further ado, let’s jump right into this article and check out some of the best classics ever written.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
One of the most popular classic novels in English literature. Jane Austen herself called this work “her own darling” and said the protagonist “Elizabeth Bennet” is one of the most accurate creatures ever published. The story revolves around Elizabeth Bennet and her character development during the Regency era in England. The story is driven by humor, comedy, love, passion and manner. The romantic clash between Elizabeth and her proud boyfriend, Mr. Darcy, is an astonishing performance of civilized combat.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Set in the Jazz Age of Long Island, this is the story of The Great Gatsby (Jay Gatsby) and his obsession with reuniting with his former love, Daisy Buchanan. This amazing classic is filled with love, obsession, passion, romance, mystery, and every other element you can think of. This is a beautifully crafted tale of 1920s America. The Great Gatsby is considered one of the greatest classics of 20th century literature.
Heights of Wuthering by Emile Brontë
The most gothic and tormented love story ever written in literature is the story of a troubled orphan, Heathcliff, and his doomed love for Catherine Earnshaw. This classic book is considered the most disturbing masterpiece of the 19th century. The story is both moving and beautiful. From Gothic novels to poetic allegory, this masterpiece has it all. Wuthering Heights is a mystifying and powerful tour de force.
Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
Generations have fallen in love with this pristine classic. The March family and their love for each other has inspired everyone who has read their story. A talented tomboy and future author Jo, Beth tragically frail, adoring Meg and romantic but spoiled Amy – Little Women explore how these sisters are united by their love and passion for each other. This book is a depiction of their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
A classic dedicated to freedom and its different aspects. A farm is overrun by its overworked, mistreated animals. With a few fiery ideas and idealizing slogans, these animals tend to create a paradise in the making so that everyone can live happily and enjoy the most awaited freedom. This classic has inspired every age group to be independent and see what it’s like to be free.
This classic is filled with humor, clarity and wild comedy. This book may be old, but the ideas painted in it are still fiercely fresh.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
One of the most famous and successful classics ever printed in history. The book is filled with pristine elements of drama, compassion, and heartbreak. It shows the reader the roots of human behavior – innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hate, humor and pathos. This classic will give you insight into human emotions and their effect on people’s lives.
Writer Harper Lee wanted his book to be just a simple love story, and it turned out to be one of the greatest masterpieces of American literature.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The novel by a Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, is a psychological analysis of the poor student farmer Raskolnikov, who has a theory that he is an extraordinary person capable of using evil means to help people around him, which makes him ultimately leads to murder.
This classic is considered one of the finest studies in the psychopathology of guilt written in any language. It’s a roller coaster of emotions, which will leave you in total confusion as to how, and if, you can positively influence the world.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The best historical novel ever written in history. The story takes place in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It is the story of a French doctor, Manette, his 18-year imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris, and his release to live in London with his daughter, Lucie.
The classic offers more drama; scenes of large crowd violence are vivid in historical understanding. Needless to say, this book is a must read.
Scarlett’s Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A book in the genre of historical fiction set in the Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649. The novel tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth to a daughter through an affair. This book represents his struggles to create a new life of dignity and repentance.
This classic contains several religious and historical allusions, the practice of adultery, and various themes focusing on legalism, sin, and guilt.
The Color Violet By Alice Walker
One of the most important and powerful books in modern American literature. The color purple represents the lives of African American women in rural Georgia in the early 20th century. This is the story of two sisters, Celie and Nettie, separated as daughters. This is the story of their mutual hope across time, distance and silence. The color purple broke the silence around domestic and sexual abuse by telling the story of women’s lives and their struggles. The story well portrays the pain and suffering that women have to go through while dodging all the tantrums thrown at them. Alice Walker’s epic takes readers on a spirit-affirming journey toward redemption and love.
So, these are all the best classics that you simply must read. What are you waiting for? Pick up these classics and snuggle up with a nice hot drink on your sofa, ready to be transported to a new world.