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Top five classic novels

Updated on March 15, 2012

Hello everyone,

I love reading books. I love the smell of paper and ink, I feel happy to actually hold the book in my hands and move the pages with my fingers. I know that the new technologies are taking over, but nothing can replace the book for me. My biggest dream since i was child is to have big old-fashioned library in my home. That is why today I decided to share with you guys my top five clasic novels. I think that this books are a must have and must read they are treasure.

5. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

This novel, originally written in Russian and published in 1867, is a psychological novel that explores the impact of isolation and guilt over reason and conscience and necessity of sacrifice and redemption. In the center of the narrative is Raskolnikov, a young student who from few months is getting more and more closed an isolated. The idea is that some people would not have to obey certain moral rules because of their superior intellect and potential contribution to mankind .Obsessed by this idea Raskolnikov is becoming convinced that he is in this category of people. To prove himself, he decided to kill the old pawnbroker. The justification for this act is that this woman, Alyona Ivanovna, is a parasite, and hi will kill her in service of humanity. In almost insane condition that is far from calm and logic state of mind which he imagined one superman should possesss in this kind of situations, he managed to kill the pawnbroker with an ax. He killed her sister too, simple and sweet woman named Lizaveta. Raskolnikov steals some belongings from the apartment, including a necklace with a cross . Like the TV detective Columbo, Petrovic used specific psychological techniques to force him to confess. Other important characters are Raskolnikov's sister, Dunya and his mother. Dunja gives the reader an idea of ​​what could Raskolnikov be if he had not ended his ties with people: She is strong and proud, but also profoundly moral. This is one brilliant novel . I know that this is almost 150 years old book, but it's up to date. You can find the characters in every corner of our everyday life

4.One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey

Once upon a time there a madhouse. In this madhouse one strict sister is trying to impose her rules on group of volunteers with relatively tolerable deviations. But alas the new patient with feisty and rebellious spirit gives no signs of preparing to be mislead by the set schedule.This book about a man's fight against the evils of the system and hierarchy. The novel is really impressive. I even think it is not too heavy, although it is strange. And of course - I recommend it warmly. The movie is great too.

3. Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell

What would "War and Peace"look like in American literature? "Gone With the Wind." An exciting story of love and courage in one society during the Civil War. Social system, habits, lifestyle, these are things that simply can be Gone with the Wind when the disaster strikes. Forever sealed in our hearts Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler are among the most popular characters in literature and movies today.

2. Wuthering heights by Emily Brontë

More than 160 years after its publishing the novel "Wuthering Heights" (1847) continues to excite us with volcanic passions, almost titanic heroes and with his incredible poetry. Emily Bronte's only novel "Wuthering Heights" earned her a place alongside Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot. Young readers rediscover "Wuthering Heights" and bacaouse of the mysteries in the hot vampire series "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer some of them are hidden in the novel.

1.Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a
good fortune must be in want of a wife."

With these words Jane Austen begins her story to immerse us in a world made of meetings, goodbyes, intrigues and shiny balls, in which all the characters, the lovely Elizabeth and her gentle sister Jane, to the proud Darcy and Mr. Collins vacuous reveal the most cherished traits of character.If you read the book and it sounds too familiar, it is no accident. Despite all the ridicule and satire of society this novel is the founder of most contemporary love stories. Although written two centuries ago, the work of Jane Austen reveals the eternal hope that love still conquers all and all ...

I hope you enjoyed ...


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    • dahoglund profile image

      Don A. Hoglund 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I really liked crime and Punishment when I read it. I think it was the suspense of the cat and mouse game between the detective and the criminal.It has been many years since I read any of these, however.

    • scarletohara profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you! I just picked books which I really love!

    • Natashalh profile image


      6 years ago from Hawaii

      I have read all of these, but particularly enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights. I'm glad to see you picked books that are well-written, not just books that were published a long time ago or had a cultural impact (like Dracula. Culturally important? Yes. Also, I think, sort of a tedious read.) Sometimes I feel like people get a real emperor's new clothes attitude when it comes to books and think just because a name they've heard of wrote it a long time ago, it must be great.


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