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Definitely classics worth reading, but the best? Experts? List articles don’t add much to the world. They easy to write and don’t take much thought
To Kill a Mockingbird is sentimental young adult book. How about:
Moby Dick. War and Peace. Tristam Shandy.
The two great American Southern Novels are
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner and
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
The greatest novel of the twentieth century is Ulysses by James Joyce.
I would like to see someone treat Middlemarch by George Eliot as a literary masterpiece. Surely this book encompasses an incredible time in history, from the political scene to the industrial revolution. This book is a masterpiece.
What about Gibran Kahlil Gibran book : The Prophet, the most read book worldwide and translated into 22 languages.
What about the book, The Prophet, by the author Gibran Khalil Gibran, the most read book worldwide and translated into 22 languages.
Why was Crime n Punishment by Dosteoyvesky not in the list n Jane Eyre is not that much of a novel to be placed among top five, Wuthering Height is far better !!
To have To Kill a Mockingbird in with the others is a joke! It’s a fine book for junior high school, but hardly a literary masterpiece. Honestly ! And no Melville, Dostoevsky, Conrad, Proust, Chekov, or Joyce. I’d love to see the names of the “experts” who compiled this list.
We, in Soviet Union, read all the five masterpieces well before we reached 25 years of age.
I also love Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin. Most of the GREAT books are outstanding movies. I’m making my granddaughter read some of these books, then show them the movie. I’m amazed at how much they prefer the book.
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