Words crafted into stories are a world of their own. You can take a book and melt into its folds, carried away into an entirely different realm of happenings. Such is the power of books.
As more and more novels and writings are added to the growing list of books, the classics remain a personal favourite for almost everyone.
There are always certain classics that all of us have read at some point in our lives. Whether it is Moby Dick or the adventures of Oliver Twist, there is sure to be certain old names that have proven their worth over decades.
Therefore, here are some of the best classics that are a must read before you die!
“Dead Souls” (1842) by Nikolai Gogol
Written by Nikolai Gogol, this book tells an intriguing tale about a young man who is out to buy dead souls.
The story revolves around him buying these souls from owners to show the government that he owns many workers to extract fraud loans.
It is a brilliant, original, ever-relevant reflection of some of the problems of the society. And it’s a definitely a must-read!
“Pride and Prejudice” (1813) by Jane Austen
You simply cannot miss this one classic. The enchanting tale written by our all-time favourite author, Jane Austen, is filled with feelings, love, romance, and comedy.
It shows how love can fool even the cleverest of us all. From the Lady Catherine to the charming Elizabeth Bennet, this tale is certainly one to read over and over again.
The classic portrays a girl’s love and accomplishments and the complicated bond of each with perfection.
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1884) by Mark Twain
This book is really a masterpiece. Almost every other book written in the genre stem from this incredible book by Mark Twain (pictured above).
It portrays a teenager and his journey with a slave called Jim as they sail on a raft across Mississippi.
It is a beautiful tale written to showcase the innocence of childhood with the hardships of unfortunate events. It has a strong stance against slavery.
You will certainly enjoy their travels as they share one adventure after another.
“Little Women” (1868) by Louisa May Alcott
Yet another classic. “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott consist of two volumes, published in 1868 and 1869.
The romantic tale features four sisters who spend their time waiting for their father who’s away at war. It’s an extremely beautiful depiction. As you read the tale, you simply get lost in the many words along with the girls and their hopes and dreams.
The story is a very common story, but the manner in which the author portrays it with such amusement makes this classic a true must-read!
“Wuthering Heights” (1847) by Emily Brontë
We cannot leave Emily Brontë’s famous stormy heights out of our list!
The story is a portrayal of true passion and tragedy. The story will pull the strings of your heart as a man strung for love ends up in the crisis of his life because his woman chooses another man. The lover’s desire for vengeance and the twist and turns of the tale are both equally horrifying and tragic.
Truly, a classic that left its mark on world literature.