Breaking barriers and moving cultural barricades have always been the pattern of epic books. The pen that has written novels has also stirred up wars, torn down stigmas, and whatnot. Some of the immortals have been listed below—a must-read for all the book worms.
Pride and prejudice
The thought of Jane Austen stirs up the hearts of readers in thinking of enticing, humour-filled stories of love, families, and the crafty skill of finding a striking husband with wholesome fortune.
To kill a mockingbird
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel goes way ahead of its timeframe. The story deals with how people treat each other. In doing so, the story deals with racial discrimination, schisms, and inequalities with a blend of compassion. The story told through the eager eyes of two country rogues Scout and Jem, has created literature’s most loved heroes- Atticus Finch, a guy who’s determined to right the wrongs of racism in the South.
One hundred years of solitude
The novel displays magic realism at its peak. The booklets the readers fall into the inexorable expanse of time. The multi-generational spanning art piece has made a mark in the Spanish literature.
In cold blood
The ground breaking novel, perfected after six whole years of research and study, created a new genre in literature- the ‘Non-fiction novel.’ Spawning the school of New Journalism, the novel has led to the invention of the true-crime genre as we have today. The ‘true genre’ shows/series you’re obsessed with owes a great deal to this masterpiece.
The Wide Sargasso Sea
Taking a character from a classic and rewiring the same, with a new breath of life to the ‘madwoman in the attic,’ shows the readers how different the stories are the moment you change perspectives. This novel is totally dedicated to her thoughts of the world around. The book is a feminist and anti-colonial prequel to the story, ‘Jane Eyre.’
I capture the castle
A ‘children’s book’ that would turn out to speak volumes on unreciprocated love and dysfunctional families. Cassandra’s upbringing in a crumbling castle with an odd family might not be conventional. But her growing up struggles would ring in the hearts of most readers. Hilarious in all its senses of humour.
The secret history
The story tells the tale of a cadre of smart students at an elite university and an outsider who’s forced to conceal a grave secret—the storyline us gripping to the end, well-articulated and written.
The last finished work of Austen was one mingled with heartache and remorse. Anne’s feelings for the stunning captain Wentworth are on fire as he returns from the sea. The breath taking query remains; Will they get the next chance at good cheer.