There are only a few books in the world which are common for every reader when it comes to the books that one must read – the world classics, as people say it! The world classics are the books which are not only liked by the readers but also appreciated by the readers for their literary merits and timeless features! I am also listing some of the books which I consider to be the world classics – my exclusive list and it might not be the same as of other’s.
War and Peace: War and Peace is a novel by one of the greatest novelist of the world, Leo Tolstoy. It was published in a book form in 1869 and was first translated into English in 1899 by an American author Nathan Haskell Dole. The book is still considered as the masterclass of the world literature and people seldom dispute that it is the central point in the world literature when it comes to novel writing. It tells the story of five families and it has more than 1,000 major and minor characters in total. If you haven’t read this voluminous novel yet, please don’t boast about your readership!
Crime and Punishment: Crime and Punishment is an 1866 novel by one of the greatest masters of novel writing, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It is also considered one of the arch-creations in English fiction history and the novel details the anguish and pains of the central character named Rodion Raskolnikov. This novel is also believed to be the one which should be read by the readers to understand the real art of writing and also reading.
Wuthering Heights: The only full-length novel written by Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights is considered the masterpiece of Victorian literature which has something of everything. It is an example of macabre, gothic novel, romance, philosophical and classic as well. Published under a pseudonym Ellis Bell, the novel is still read and admired by the readers even after the publication which was in 1847, more and two and a half centuries ago! If you didn’t read this, you have missed a lot!
So, this was my short collection and I will write about other novels I believe to be the world classics very soon. Meanwhile, just keep reading!