Classic Books are considered to be well-known, and exceptional and are of high literary standards. Reading classic books is not a piece of cake as they are the carriers of controversial but meaningful messages.
But classic books come with their share of problems. They can not be read by everyone as people often find them difficult to comprehend and digest.
For our lovely readers, we have compiled a list of the Best beginner-friendly classic books.
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is a Classical Gothic Fiction and revolves around the life of a monstrous creature created by the scientist Victor Frankenstein.
Frankenstein is an important impactful novel that is still read worldwide in classrooms and for comfort, despite it being written in 1818. It displays many ideas, some of which are the limits of science, activities, and aftermaths, playing God, nature versus nurture, and appreciation for diversity.
From a young age, Victor has had a strong fascination to understand the world. He is obsessed with studying the theories of alchemists, but as he gets older he realizes that such theories are regarded as outdated.
At the university, he develops a secret procedure to impart life to non-living objects. He undertakes the creation of a humanoid, but due to a complication in replicating the minute parts of the human body, Victor makes the Creature tall, and proportionally large. Despite Victor’s choosing its characteristics to be attractive, upon liveliness the Creature is instead hideous, with watery white eyes and yellow skin that barely conceals the muscles and blood vessels underneath.
The Creature is intelligent and vocal, and relates his first days of life, to living alone in the forest. He found that people were afraid of him and hated him due to his appearance, which led him to fear and hide from them.
When the creature saw his reflection in a pool, he realized his appearance was hideous, and it terrified him as much as it horrified normal humans.
The creature then set out to ask Frankenstein why he created him. The story is horror and emotional.
Listen to me, Frankenstein. You accuse me of murder; and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature. Oh, praise the eternal justice of man!
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a collection of twelve short stories, first published on 14 October 1892.
It tells the story of the famous London detective Sherlock Holmes and his associate Dr. Watson.
Sherlock Holmes is a private detective who has sharp strengths of observance. He lives at 221b Baker Street in London. He notes things that others simply don’t and then he draws proper decisions about what he sees.
In Doyle’s first Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, Holmes describes himself as someone who gets in the slums at times and does not open his mouth for days on end. He experiences strong mood changes. He also plays the violin. But above all, he is a master of deductive knowledge.
Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
Animal Farm by George Orwell is a beast fable, first published in England on 17 August 1945.
It tells the story of a group of farm animals who revolt against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy.
It is a political fable based on the events of Russia’s Bolshevik revolution and the betrayal of the cause by Joseph Stalin. The book concerns a group of barnyard animals who conquer and chase off their exploitative human masters and set up a society based on equality of their own.
The theme of the novel revolves around dictatorship. The author discusses how autarchy simply destroys everything. The other themes of the book are class conflict and the dangers of revolution.
Additionally, All characters in the book were perfectly depicted. The characters of the story were portraits of different humans in our society. How there is always working-class, struggling hard while the privileges are being utilized by the elites.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Jane Eyre is a historical fiction written by Charlotte Brontë. It tells the story of an orphaned girl named Jane Eyre.
Jane Eyre is a young orphan being raised by Mrs. Reed, her cruel, rich aunt. A servant named Bessie provides Jane with some of the few kindnesses she obtains, telling her stories and singing songs to her. One day, as punishment for fighting with her bullying cousin John Reed, Jane’s aunt imprisons Jane in the red room, the room in which Jane’s Uncle Reed died. While locked in, Jane, believing that she sees her uncle’s ghost, screams and faints. She wakes to find herself in the care of Bessie and a kind doctor Mr. Lloyd, who suggests to Mrs. Reed that Jane be sent away to school. To Jane’s delight, Mrs. Reed accepts.
But her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by an angry, egoistic, and proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to Rochester’s troubled yet kind spirit. Thus She falls in love with Rochester.
But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, restricting Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again? Read the story to find out more about the tale of Jane and Rochester.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. The story revolves around the life of Raskolnikov and his guilt of murder.
Raskolnikov, an underprivileged student, thinks of himself as being an extraordinary young man and then develops a theory stating that the extraordinary men of the world have a right to commit any crime if they have something of worth to offer humanity.
To prove his theory, he murders an old, unpleasant pawnbroker and her half-sister who happened to come upon him suddenly. Immediately after the crime, he becomes ill and lies in his room semi-conscious for several days. When he recovers, he finds that a friend, Razumihkin, had looked for him.
When he becomes healthy again, Raskolnikov goes out and reads about the crime in all the newspapers of the last few days. He meets an official from the police station and almost confesses the crime. He does go far enough in his ranting that the official becomes suspicious.
Raskolnikov is haunted by the growing voice of his actions and finds the rope of his guilt tightening around his neck.
To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.
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