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I am a huge fan of books! I studied the English language and literature and I have read a lot of books that were on my obligatory reading list. Most of them were classic novels, but even outside of college I enjoyed (and still do) reading classics. That is why I have taken a few minutes and created this short list of five classic novels everyone must read.
George Orwell - 1984
This is by far my favorite book of all time! Although dystopia is not so popular a genre nowadays, I adore this piece of art. It blends science fiction with politics and it makes you wonder and think about the world.
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad based this story on his own journey to the heart of Africa. It is a hard-to-read novel, but Conrad deliberately wrote it that way because he wanted to make his readers feel as if they were passing through the jungle! The opinions of this novel are divided, but I loved it nonetheless!
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
How can you not love this novel? Lord Henry Wotton and his hedonistic views really drew my attention and I enjoyed reading the entire novel. However, I didn't like the ending - it seemed as if Wilde didn't know what to do with his titular character.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
The complexity of this novel and its vastness will definitely leave you speechless. Think about symbolism as you read through the pages. I will not reveal anything.
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
As I have mentioned, I am a huge fan of dystopian novels, which means that this title must not be avoided. I recommend you read Brave New World, but for this you will have to take my word.
It has been difficult for me to separate just five titles, since there are many more classics I would like to mention. However, I would like to hear your opinion. What are your favorite classic novels?