Want to enjoy the famous classic masterpieces of all times, but are unaware as to where to start from? If yes, Read on to find out about the most famous classic books to read.

Classic Books To Read

“When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before” said Cliff Fadiman. Classic books definitely fall in the category of books which can have a life-changing impact on readers. A good classic book is that which has a good storyline and great readers appeal, but more than this it should be able to stand the test of time i.e. it should be liked by people even years after it has been published. Classic books are universally appealing which make people of all age groups to ponder and get inspired by their exquisite storyline. Little interest, open-mindedness and some reading ethics are what a person should have in order to enjoy and get engrossed into classic masterpieces. It requires a profuse reader to enjoy and appreciate this genre of writing. The lines to follow take you through the journey of some of the must read classic books in the history of literature. Explore to know more.

Must Read Classic Books

Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)

Don Quixote is one of the greatest fictions ever published. This novel by a Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes is a story of a Moorish chronicler which was published in two editions. The first edition was published in 1605 and the second one in 1615. The novel reveals the ironic side of orthodoxy, truth, veracity and nationalism.

Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift)

This particular novel brings forth totally fascinating and extremely imaginary and exotic expeditions of Gulliver. The book was written by Jonathan Swift and was published in 1726. Gulliver was introduced as a surgeon in the first few editions after which his role was changed to that of a captain for various ships. An amended version of the book was published later in 1735. 

Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)

This literary work by Makepeace Thackeray is a sarcastic masterpiece on the pretentious and hypocritical upper classes in the British society. It is a story of the protagonist Becky Sharp who uses her bewitching charm along with manipulative thoughts and deceit to attract rich men in the society and extract as much wealth as possible to climb up the superficial class ladder existing in the society.

Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)

Oliver Twist is one of the masterpieces coming out of the creative mind of one of the most celebrated and prolific writer’s English literature has ever seen- Charles Dickens. In this classic novel Dickens brings forth the brutal realities of the existing social evils through the innocence of the character Oliver. The book revolves around the personal experiences of Oliver an orphan boy as a child labourer.

Pride And Prejudice (Jane Austen)

This book is an entertaining masterpiece and the most famous book of the author Jane Austin. The book got published first in 1813 and revolves around the life in a civilized rural society. The tale starts with misunderstandings in the society of that time. It is the lively and witty character of Elizabeth Bennet that attracted readers making the book one of the most celebrated classic work of all ages.

Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

This classic masterpiece by Emily Bronte gives you a similar picture of that of any love story. It is a tale of love, passion and tragedy which gave to the literary world the powerful protagonist figure of Heathcliff who is a passionate lover in the beginning, but turns out to be an angry man wanting for revenge as the novel progresses. 

The Confessions (St. Augustine)
This autobiographical work by Saint Augustine is one of the best and most popular in the genre of autobiographies. The book was written in AD 397 and AD 398. The book is about the sinful youth times of Saint Augustine before he got converted to Christianity.

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