5. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen wrote many books dealing with the high society that she and her family lived in. She knew this sect of society very well, seeing that she lived in it from day to day. Her novels focus on the flaws and failures of the high society, and Pride and Prejudice is probably her most well-known novel. Pride and Prejudice introduces endearing characters and a complex plot. Everyone can enjoy reading about Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and other characters in Pride and Prejudice.
4. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize with this popular novel. Lee’s ability of taking a sensitive topic and portraying it in a stern but appropriate manner makes this book a classic. Harper Lee dealt with the issue of racism, and in her book Atticus Finch is the hero. To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic and will always remain one of America’s most popular novels.
3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – This classic is probably Mark Twain’s most well-known work. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn truly encapsulates all of Mark Twain’s talents into one book. Mark Twain incorporates colloquial language, wit, social issues, and realism into one cohesive novel. Some would even argue that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the greatest American novel ever written. For these reasons, Huck Finn makes our list.
2. War and Peace- Leo Tolstoy’s novel has had international success and renown. The novel focuses on five wealthy Russian families who are all affected by the Napoleonic Wars. Tolstoy deals with the harsh topic of war and how it affects everyone. Tolstoy follows several diverse characters who are all affected when Napoleon attacks Russia in 1812. War and Peace is one of the longest novels ever written and there is much to learn from Tolstoy’s brilliance.
1. Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens is arguably one of the best writers of all time and he was an incredibly prolific writer. Of all his novels, Tale of Two Cities is probably the most well-known. The Tale of Two Cities has character development, complex plot, and the realistic view of the French Revolution. It is a massive book, but it is well worth the read.
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