Everyone who likes to read or wishes to start reading gets the suggestion to start with a classic novel. The question is always about where to start. From Jane Austen to Morrison, the world of classics is filled with literature legends along with their finest works. There are some books which are old yet always tops the charts of books to buy and read. They are always found in the library of every avid reader. These books are literary treasures which will stay for a thousand years and more.
Here are some books which inspires readers to imagine their own tale.
- To Kill a Mockingbird: This book was written by Harper Lee in 1960. The book is about Lee’s family, friends, her neighbors and events that occurred in her hometown when she was ten. The novel is about serious issues on racial discrimination, inequality and rape, but with witty humor. It earned a Pulitzer Award. The book gave birth to one of the most beloved literature’s heroes, Atticus Finch. The book is really a heart-rending book which one should read at least once.
- Pride and Prejudice: A romantic novel by Jane Austen that was written in 1813. When the name of classic books is raised Jane Austen always has the front row seat in the show. It’s a love story of Elizabeth where the latter understands the differences between real and faked honesty as well as character. A classic story about manners which hides the truth in plain sight, and difficult to find. The differences due to class and money is the prominent concept throughout the story. The book is available in paperback book format.
- The Great Gatsby: This book was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. The story is about a millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and his obsession with a pretty beautiful girl called Daisy Buchanan. The story revolves around Jay Gatsby and his idealistic passions including idealism, social upheaval and resistance to change. The book follows the American dream and finds a lot more hidden in the national ethos of United States.
- One hundred years of solitude: The book is written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1967 and considered as his magnum opus. The book describes seven distinct and unique generations of the Buendia family. The story is about the family patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, who founded the town they live in and invented the world in his own unique way. The book shows the misfortunes faced by the family and decisions made to fight the same. The book left its mark in the literature world because of its uniqueness and remarkable plot.
- Jane Eyre: This book was written by Charlotte Bronte and published in 1847. The novel is about women lives, religion, sexuality and classism. Jane Eyre discusses her childhood to her adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester. It became the revolution in the world of prose fiction where it discusses the spiritual and moral development of its protagonist. The book is filled with psychological intensity while focusing on topics like social criticism and Christian morality.
- Things Fall Apart: The book is written by Chinua Achebe in 1958. It was first published in 1962 in the UK, marking its first global recognition at the time. The novel is about pre- and post-colonial life in Nigeria during the nineteenth century. The book is split into three main parts where, in first part, the writer discusses the main character’s personal as well as family history along with the customs they follow. In the second and third part, the writer discusses the influence of the European colonisation along with the work of Christian missionaries on the lgbo community. The book also shows Igbo customs and Nigerian of society.