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Classic books that hit the right spot

Most people do not enjoy reading classics as it can come off as boring or too tedious to read. To this, we say start with some works that are engaging, accessible, and relatively short. Here is our list of the classics of English literature that we often recommend: 


  1. Animal Farm 

Author: George Orwell 

This is a novella by George Orwell which is an allegorical tale. The story is set on a farm where the animals, led by the pigs, overthrow the human owner, Mr. Jones. They end up establishing their government based on the sole principle that all animals are equal. However, over time, the pigs become corrupted by power and gradually establish dictatorship. 

The novella explores themes of corruption, manipulation, and the dangers of totalitarianism, making it a must-read for all our politics lovers. 


  1. Of Mice and Men 

Author: John Steinbeck 

This book is also a novella which is set during the Great Depression in California. The story follows two migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, who travel together in search of job opportunities. They share a dream of owning a piece of land where they can live independently. George is intelligent and practical while Lennie is mentally disabled by physically strong. Despite their difference, they both find companionship and support each other. 

The novella explores themes of loneliness, the pursuit of the American Dream, and the fragility of human connections. 


  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray 

Author: Oscar Wilde 

This book is a novel and follows Dorian Gray, who is a young and handsome man who becomes the subject of a portrait painted by his friend Basil Hallward. Upon seeing the finished portrait, Dorian expresses a wish that he could remain youthful while the portrait ages. As Dorian indulges in a life of hedonism, he remains outwardly unchanged while the portrait begins to reflect the moral decay and corruption of his soul. Throughout the novel, Dorian grapples with the consequences of his actions and the duality of his nature, as represented by the portrait. 

The novel explores themes of vanity, aestheticism, and the conflict between morality and immorality. 


We hope you find a new start to your journey of falling in love with classics! If you have read any of these books do let us know, how did you like them? 

Thanks a lot for reading! 

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