Top 10 classic reads for any age!

greatexpectationsDickens’s best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman. In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.

CATEGORY: FICTION

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Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.

CATEGORY: ACTION/ADVENTURE

 

Catch-22 talks about Yossarian, endlessly inventive to save his skin from the horrible chances of war. His problem is Colonel Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions, he’s trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade, the bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title

CATEGORY: COMEDY

 

 

London Edwardian private detective Sherlock Holmes. Four novels, 5 books of 56 short stories.

1 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
3 The Return of Sherlock Holmes
4 His Last Bow
5 The CaseBook of Sherlock Holmes
CATEGORY: CRIME/MYSTERY

 

 

Set in the fictional realm of Narnia, the series narrates the adventures of various children who play central roles in the unfolding history of that world. The protagonists are all children from the real world, magically transported to Narnia, where they are called upon by the lion Aslan to protect Narnia from evil and restore the throne to its rightful line.

CATEGORY: FANTASY

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, Prince Andrei Bolkonsky and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men.

CATEGORY: HISTORICAL

 

Mary Shelley’s timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

CATEGORY: HORROR/GOTHIC

 

The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers

CATEGORY: PSYCHOLOGICAL/PHILOSOPHICAL

 

 

 

Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners, one of the most popular novels of all time that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.

CATEGORY: ROMANCE

My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell’s family’s experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, bats, and butterflies into their home

CATEGORY: NON – FICTION

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