Until you’ve consumed all of the best Classic Literature books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- The Alchemist (2014)
- To Kill a Mockingbird (2005)
- Fahrenheit 451 (2012)
- Lord of the Flies (2003)
- The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) (2006)
- Of Mice and Men (1993)
- The Old Man and The Sea (1995)
- It Can’t Happen Here (Signet Classics) (2014)
- The Monte Cristo (Bantam Classics) (1984)
- Little Black Classics Box Set (Penguin Little Black Classics) (2015)
- The Great Gatsby (2004)
- War and Peace (Vintage Classics) (2008)
- 1984 (Signet Classics) (1950)
The Alchemist (2014)
Note: 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.
To Kill a Mockingbird (2005)
Voted 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 novel…
Fahrenheit 451 (2012)
Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out.
Lord of the Flies (2003)
This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything.
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) (2006)
First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House.
Of Mice and Men (1993)
They are an unlikely pair: George is “small and quick and dark of face”; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a “family,” clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California’s dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence.
The Old Man and The Sea (1995)
The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal — a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.
It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.
The Monte Cristo (Bantam Classics) (1984)
A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantès, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason.
Little Black Classics Box Set (Penguin Little Black Classics) (2015)
This spectacular box set of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics series showcases the many wonderful and varied writers in Penguin Black Classics. From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, the United States to Britain, this assortment of books will transport readers back in time to the furthest corners of the globe.
The Great Gatsby (2004)
A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career.
broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men.A s Napoleon’s army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows char…
1984 (Signet Classics) (1950)
“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.
Best Classic Literature Books Worth Your Attention
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Landscapes of War in Greek and Roman Literature
Author(s): Bettina Reitz-Joosse; Marian W. Makins; C. J. Mackie
ID: 2909739, Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Suspense in Ancient Greek Literature
Author(s): Ioannis Konstantakos; Vasileios Liotsakis
ID: 2933815, Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Alexander the Great in the Early Christian Tradition: Classical Reception and Patristic Literature
Author(s): Christian Thrue Djurslev
ID: 2499218, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
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