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Best Classic Fiction Books That You Need

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Classic Fiction books.

1. A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) (2007)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedThis is Book 1 of the Time Quintet Series It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. “Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.” A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more…
Author(s): Madeleine L’Engle

2. 1984 (Signet Classics) (1950)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You Need“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching…A startling and haunting vision of the world, 1984 is so powerful that it is…
Author(s): George Orwell, Erich Fromm

3. The Grapes of Wrath (2006)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedFirst published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful…
Author(s): John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott

4. The Alchemist (2014)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedNote: Item has rough Cut edges(Edges are cut improperly intentionally by the manufacturer) A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches…
Author(s): Paulo Coelho

5. To Kill a Mockingbird (2005)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedVoted America’s Best-Loved Novel in PBS’s The Great American ReadHarper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatredOne of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South…
Author(s): Harper Lee

6. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1: 1929-1964 (2005)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedThe definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929-1964.This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for The Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new…
Author(s): Robert Silverberg

7. The Masterpiece (Oxford World’s Classics) (2008)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedThe Masterpiece is the tragic story of Claude Lantier, an ambitious and talented young artist who has come from the provinces to conquer Paris but is conquered instead by the flaws of his own genius. Set in the 1860s and 1870s, it is the most autobiographical of the twenty novels in Zola’s Rougon-Macquart series. It provides a unique insight into Zola’s career as a writer and his relationship with Cezanne, a friend since their schooldays in Aix-en-Provence. It also presents a well-documented account of the turbulent Bohemian world in which the…
Author(s): Émile Zola, Roger Pearson, et al.

8. The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedQuite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time—past, present, and future! What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you’ll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the…
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer, Ann Vandermeer

9. MoonShadow Murder (Manny Rivera Mysteries) (2014)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedA nineteen-year-old girl named Sunshine disappears one evening from the backcountry commune where she lives. She’s found the next day about a mile away, dead by strangulation.         The other residents of the commune, an unusual collection of dropouts from society, are all potential suspects as Deputy Sheriff Manny Rivera tries to make sense of an odd collection of clues. In the end, the deputy’s own life is endangered as he gets closer to understanding the motive for Sunshine’s murder.       #375,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #14057 in Cozy Mysteries (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for…
Author(s): Rich Curtin

10. Cry, the Beloved Country (2003)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedAn Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, was an immediate worldwide bestseller when it was published in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty. Cry, the Beloved Country, is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of…
Author(s): Alan Paton

11. Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) (1976)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You Need Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity—and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an…
Author(s): Arthur Miller

12. Don Quijote de la Mancha (Spanish Edition) (2010)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedUn éxito desde el mismo momento de su publicación en 1604, Don Quijote es una obra maestra no ya de la literatura española sino de la literatura universal. Cuenta la historia de este hidalgo quien, enloquecido por la lectura de libros de caballerías, recorre España espada en mano en busca de aventura, justicia y gloria. Las múltiples interpretaciones de esta historia son, simplemente, el reflejo de su riqueza de significados y contenidos: una crítica de las novelas de caballerías, la contraposición entre el realismo y…
Author(s): Miguel Cervantes

13. The Handmaid’s Tale (1998)

 Best Classic Fiction Books That You NeedIn Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. At once a scathing satire, an ominous warning, and a tour de force of narrative suspense, The…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

Best Classic Fiction Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some classic fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales

Author(s): Stephen Webb
ID: 2354247, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Once And Future Antiquities In Science Fiction And Fantasy

Author(s): Brett M. Rogers, Benjamin Eldon Stevens
ID: 2454306, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic/Bloomsbury Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Topologies of the Classical World in Children's Fiction: Palimpsests, Maps, and Fractals

Author(s): Claudia Nelson; Anne Morey
ID: 2538728, Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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