Classic Novels everyone should Read.

Classic Novels all time Favourite.

Les Miserables Volume 1:-

Les Miserables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. However several alternatives have been used, including The Miserable, The Wretched, The Miserable Ones, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims and The Dispossessed. Les Miserables Volume I, the story begins in 1815 in Digne, as the peasant Jean Valjean, just released from 19 years’ imprisonment in the galleys five for stealing bread for his starving sister and her family and fourteen more for numerous escape attempts is turned away by inn-keepers because his yellow passport marks him as a former convict. He sleeps on the street, angry and bitter.


Les Miserables Volume 2

Valjean escapes, is recaptured, and is sentenced to death. The king commutes his sentence to penal servitude for life. While imprisoned at the military port of Toulon, Valjean, at great personal risk, rescues a sailor caught in the ship’s rigging. Spectators call for his release. Valjean fakes his own death by allowing himself to fall into the ocean. Authorities report him dead and his body lost.


1984 :-

In a nightmarish future, the society in the super state Oceania is controlled by Big Brother. Every aspect of life is closely monitored, every trace of privacy is rubbed off and the slightest hint of personal freedom or rebellion is ruthlessly quashed by the thought police. Oceania is ruled by the party under the aegis of Big Brother, whose image is present everywhere. A minor party official Winston commits thought crimes by keeping a secret diary and loving a girl and seduced to self betrayal by his superior O’Brien. His interrogation finally leads him to Room 101, where resides every man’s ultimate horror. Orwell describes a world of terror where the price of freedom is betrayal.


Animal Farm :-

The animals on Mr. Jones farm revolt against their human masters and violently expel them. Led by the pigs they decide to run the farm themselves on egalitarian principles. In course of time the pigs themselves become corrupted by power and a new tyranny is established under their leader Napoleon. Cast in the form of a satirical fable directed primarily against Stalin’s Russia, Animal Farm by GEORGE ORWELL tells us how power game can become the quintessential story of greed, corruption, betrayal and ruination. Hailed as a modern classic, this book has remained very popular, especially with young readers.


Jane Eyre :-

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet, Asteroid B-612, who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life. The premise is simple and the story simply told, and yet Saint-Exupery creates a tale that is full of poignancy and hope. The Little Prince is full of parables about childhood, mortality, friendship, love, hope and the magic in our lives that we are at risk of losing as we grow older. In its glorification of childlike innocence, The Little Prince is also an indictment of the spiritual decay Saint- Exupery perceived in humanity. In 1943, just before he died in the World War, Saint-Exupery wrote, For centuries, humanity has been descending an immense staircase whose top is hidden in the clouds and whose lowest steps are lost in a dark abyss. We could have ascended the staircase; instead we chose to descend it. Spiritual decay is terrible. There is one problem and only one in the world:to revive in people some sense of spiritual meaning. By celebrating a world view unsullied by the drab restrictions of adulthood, the tale attempts to revive a sense of spirituality in the world.


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