A beauty neither of fine colour nor long eyelash, nor penciled brow, but of meaning, of movement, of radiance.An excerpt from ~ JANE EYRE [Written by Charlotte Bronté]
‘Classics’! A word that immediately brings an image of books having a vintage touch..
When I walk into the Central Library, I could see a whole bookshelf dedicated just to these Classics. The thing that made me wonder the most was not the fact that there were thousands of books classified and categorised as classics in that long shelf but the fact that I could barely see anyone near those amazing books as I would call them.
I could see a lot of people surrounding those shelves that had these thrilling books written by the brilliant authors of the 21st century like Harlan Coben, Ian Ranklin etc and many novelists like Jojo Moyes, Sophie Kinsella… But I could also see the reason why they don’t prefer Classics! Because they’re not ‘user-friendly’ ? They are a bit hard to digest, especially for the new generation.
But we can’t deny the fact that they’re treasures! Golden treasures of the history of English Literature. Have you ever gone through an original copy of a Shakespeare’s novel? I have. And believe me, it took me over a month to finish just one chapter! But that was one amazing experience I had. When we leaf through the pages of these classics, it offers a whole new experience for the readers. It demonstrates a whole new lifestyle, that would sometimes ignite an admiration for those times or sometimes make us feel happy of being born at this century!
Here I am going to list out some famous CLaSsiCS which should be read by every book lover!
Wuthering Heights is a novel by Emily Brontë published in 1847 under her pseudonym “Ellis Bell”. This was her only novel. There is an amazing story behind the author too, [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Brontë ]
Wuthering Heights is a multigenerational story of love and revenge that revolves around the inhabitants of a desolate farmhouse called Wuthering Heights and its owner Heathcliff.
Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë,published under the pen name “Currer Bell“. Another fact about Charlotte is that she is the sister of Emily Brontë.
Jane Eyrefollows the experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the brooding master of Thornfield Hall.
Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen in 1813.Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.
Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike.
The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. Its humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the Regency era in Great Britain.
Pride and Prejudice has consistently appeared near the top of lists of “most-loved books” among literary scholars and the reading public. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, with over 20 million copies sold, and has inspired many derivatives in modern literature.
These are some of the starters that I prefer the most. I will soon publish next 3 classics which are as important as these. But my next post will be about the most sought-after books of the new millennium! LoAdiNg!!!!!