10 Timeless Literary Classics for Every Bibliophile
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Set in the racially charged American South during the 1930s, the novel follows the young Scout Finch as she navigates issues of race, morality, and injustice, with her father, Atticus Finch, defending a wrongly accused black man in court.
by George Orwell
A dystopian classic that explores a totalitarian society where the government exercises complete control over its citizens, shaping their thoughts, actions, and even language. Protagonist Winston Smith dares to rebel against the oppressive regime.
Pride and Prejudice
This timeless romance novel features the headstrong Elizabeth Bennet and the proud Mr. Darcy as they navigate societal expectations and misunderstandings on their journey to love.
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Set during the Roaring Twenties, the novel follows the enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby as he pines for the elusive Daisy Buchanan, exploring themes of wealth, excess, and the American Dream.
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
Narrated by the rebellious teenager Holden Caulfield, the novel explores themes of alienation, innocence, and the search for authenticity as Holden navigates the complexities of the adult world.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel García Márquez
A magical realist epic spanning generations of the Buendía family in the fictional town of Macondo. Márquez weaves a mesmerizing tale of love, passion, and the inexorable forces of fate.
by Herman Melville
The novel chronicles Captain Ahab's relentless pursuit of the elusive white whale, Moby-Dick, exploring themes of obsession, vengeance, and the human spirit.
The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
A fantasy masterpiece following the quest to destroy the One Ring, featuring hobbits, elves, dwarves, and a richly detailed world filled with magic, mythology, and epic battles.
An ancient Greek epic poem that tells the adventures of Odysseus as he strives to return home after the Trojan War, encountering mythical creatures and challenges along the way.
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The novel delves into the tormented mind of Raskolnikov, a poverty-stricken student who commits a brutal murder and grapples with guilt, morality, and the consequences of his actions in 19th-century Russia.