11 All Time Classic Books

Classics are tales that leave their impression in your memory for years to come. Enlisted here are 11 all time classic books. Find out your best pick out of these.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

1. Pride and Prejudice

Regarded as Jane Austen’s best work, Pride and Prejudice focuses on marriage and finding the right person. The heroine of the novel Elizabeth Bennett is one of the most powerfully scripted characters.

To Kill a Mocking bird

To Kill a Mocking bird

2. To Kill a Mocking Bird

Written by Harper, Lee the novel beautifully illustrates the concept of innocence. Highlighting the issue of rape and racial inequality, the novel was a breakthrough in the paradigm of American Literature.

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

3. Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment demonstrates the mental agony of an ex-student and his dilemma to kill a pawn broker. It is a mature writing shedding light on deep issues of mankind.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

4. Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is a classic which also carved its niche in the world of literature. The plot revolves around man abandoned on a deserted island looking for a speck of humanity but when he does, there follows the long hegemonic journey.

Tristram Shandy

Tristram Shandy

5. Tristram Shandy

The humorous classic by Lawrence Sterne is about the life experiences of Tristram Shandy in 9 volumes centered on domestic upheavals and misunderstandings narrated with a comic twist.

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

6. The Count of Monte Cristo

This adventure tale written by Alexandre Dumas is set against the historical backdrop of Napoleon’s return to power, throwing light on issues of morality, humanity and justice.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

7. David Copperfield

Written by English writer Charles Dickens, this novel is a semi autobiographical work about a young boy David and his life experiences.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

8. Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights written by Emile Bronte set in the bewildering, stormy backdrop revolves around the eternal love between Heath cliff and Catherine. The character of Heath cliff represents the wild, untamed love marked with mental and physical anguish.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

9. Jane Eyre

A classic feminist literature, it explores the naïve Jane’s cruel childhood experiences to finding the love of her life Mr. Rochester and his undying love for Jane. The novel is regarded ahead of its time.

Ulysses

Ulysses

10. Ulysses

This classic written by James Joyce represents the essence of modernist literature drawing parallels between Leopold Bloom and Homer in the Odysseus.

Lolita

Lolita

11. Lolita

The novel written by Vladimir Nabokov explores the controversial theme of incestuous relationship between a 12 year old girl and her stepfather who covertly calls her Lolita.

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