Some books get bestselling tags because of their gripping plots, larger than life characters, and ideas to enlighten mankind. That’s why in this digital age, reading books is still the best way to be amused in leisure time. That’s why they are one of the largest commodities to be sold online. Here is the compilation of literature classics that must be at your bookshelf.
War and Peace:
War and Peace is the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy and was first published in 1869. Touted as the bestseller of all time, the story of War and Peace is set against the backdrop of the French occupation of Russia. The novel carries various themes ranging from romance, war, and philosophy. War and Peace is known for the portrayal of the brutal battle scene while exploring the conflicts in human relationships at the same time. The novel has been translated into many languages from its Russian version since its publication. War and Peace has also inspired significant movies and television serials.
To Kill a Mockingbird:
To Kill a Mockingbird is an award-winning novel by Harper Lee and was published in 1960. The book won over the reader’s heart with its humor serving amidst serious concerns like rape and discrimination. To Kill a Mockingbird is full of captivating plots with unforgettable characters and realistic depiction of community. In 1962, a film of the same name starring Gregory Peck was based on the novel. It’s worth to read irrespective of any age group.
Frankenstein is a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and its first edition was published in 1818. The novel tells the story of a scientist and the monster he created. Throughout the 280 pages of the novel, you will be gripped by the thrill, imaginations, and terror. The storytelling art of Shelley is the USP, which even turns ordinary things into captivating details.
Moby Dick is the 1850’s novel by Herman Melville and is dubbed as the classic of the 19th century. The story is open with the most iconic one-liner of the world’s literature, “Call me Ishmael.” Moby Dick is the conflict of Ahab with the white whale which reached destruction to his ship and leg as well. The whole story is narrated by Ishmael. The novel is built on the themes like epic, adventure and sea story. Upon releases, the novel received various accolades and reviews like “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world,” and “the greatest book of the sea ever written.”
The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn:
One of the best works in American literature, Huckleberry Finns, is the satirical take on the slavery problem, corruption, and violence. Besides, it beautifully narrates the childhood innocence, which is used to contrast all the world vices. The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is written by Mark Twain in a local dialect and made the scenes of Mississippi of 19th century alive through its compelling descriptions. The book tells the story of Huckleberry Finn and his adventure with the Jim Sail on a raft.
Bram Stoker is credited to introduce an iconic bloodsucker vampire, Dracula, in 1897. Since then, we have seen Dracula in many films, plays, and serials.
Charlotte’s Web is the classic children novel by E.B. White and was first published in 1952. The book is the commentary on the friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider. A twist is introduced in the book when Wilbur is on the verge of being slaughtered by a farmer. Charlotte’s Web serves a delight to every age of readers through its appealing yet straightforward storyline.
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