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Top 10 Greatest Literary Works of All Time




Top 10 Greatest Literary Works of All Time

Top 10 Greatest Literary Works of All Time


1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote is a novel written by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes in the early 17th century. It tells the story of a man who, hooked on a classic novel, sets out to live like a knight-errant in 17th century Spain.

2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A masterpiece of fiction written by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and published in 1967, is a novel about the multi-generational story of the Buendia family.

3. Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier

Chronicling the Haitian Revolution through the eyes of slaves, Kings of this World reshapes the history of this period and gives a uniquely powerful portrayal of the fight for freedom.

4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

This sprawling, epic novel from France’s greatest novelist tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, his quest for redemption that he secures in the life of an orphan called Cosette

5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is the tragic story of Jay Gatsby’s quest to win back the heart of Daisy Buchanan, reinventing himself along the way.

6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Set in Alabama during the 1930s,tells the story of Scout Finch, her brother Jem and their father, a well-respected lawyer, Atticus Finch as they navigate the racial divides of their community, including the trial of a black man wrongly accused.

7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This Russian novel is about the tormented Raskolnikov, who murders two women in a noble but misdirected attempt to reshape society.

8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

This novel displays the harmful effect never-ending rejection on love and self-esteem. Two families have intricately tied histories and personalities, resulting in emotional and physical heartbreak.

9. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

In this book, the Montecristo serves to illustrate the terrible effects of revenge on its seeker, the highest thematic concept of the novel.

10. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

The War & Peace combines historical fact with great human events, Russian society and the impact of the Napoleonic era but also includes interwoven private stories focusing on love and family.


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