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Top Classic Literature Books
By El.N. | November 19, 2017

 1) Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment book implies Dostoyevsky’s talent in writing a page turner story where you never know what will happen in the next page. Yet, his talent is not limited in his creative writing but in deep understanding of human’s psychology and nature. Everything is said through story and in events and incidents. Story brings the poverty so close to the reader that reader lives with it.

2) Persuasion by Jane Austen

Although many readers and criticizers choose “Pride and Prejudice” as Jane Austen’s best novel, we believe “Persuasion” exceeds our readers expectations in many aspects. Not only a beautiful story, but a life similar to our experience of “true life” is in between this book’s pages. Characters in this significant master piece have their own identity which is revealed to reader over time and during the story.

3) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace might be categorized as a historic novel but it goes beyond history of a certain war or family. The story reflects uncontrolled forces in our lives and what we, as human’s, have control over. This story reflects the effects of character’s choices in their long-term lives and is one of the best novels wrote about war and human’s lives.

4) My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

My Cousin Rachel is the book in which Du Maurier reflects how human’s judgement, choices and thoughts reflects not only their lives buy other’s lives too. Maurier’s talent is in attracting readers to the sciences where there are small number of characters, such that reader would remember the scene, what was in the room, what was said or though years after reading the book.

5) Wuthering Heights by  Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights is a not only a love story, this masterpiece elaborately shows the sources of youth behaviors, choices and lives in their childhood and how they were grown up.

6) Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac

Despite long scene settings and explanations, this story is to be read and remembered over time. This masterpiece reflects main character’s weaknesses and how these gaps are abused by surrounding people, as in real life. The story indicates Balzac’s talent in bringing all small pieces of the story together and having a brilliant ending.

7) Le Père Goriot  by Honoré de Balzac

Le Père Goriot which was written by Honoré de Balzac in only 40 days implies this distinguished author’s talents. This masterpiece gently and elaborately reminds readers that what we see and we think we know might not be the truth or whole the truth.

8) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens used his powerful pen in Oliver Twist to change perfection of many people across the globe of childhood, child labour, forced conditions and their effect in the recruitment of children as thieves. The story happens in Dickens era and  street children of London, however since this sad situation is world wild many people across the globe felt the trigger of the story and a new movement to make changes toward better life for children started since then.

9) Hamlet by Shakespeare

Hamlet is known as one of the best plays written in world literature which have influenced many creative writers.

10) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre is the story of a life and love where criterion is not beauty or wealth but mutual understanding and human’s equality and independent will.