Top 10 classic books (10-6)

10. “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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One of the world’s greatest novels, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder and its consequences—an unparalleled tale of suspense set in the midst of nineteenth-century Russia’s troubled transition to the modern age.

In the slums of czarist St. Petersburg lives young Raskolnikov, a sensitive, intellectual student. The poverty he has always known drives him to believe that he is exempt from moral law. But when he puts this belief to the test, he suffers unbearably. Crime and punishment, the novel reminds us, grow from the same seed.

 

 

9. “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare

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The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet’s father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness—from overwhelming grief to seething rage—and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

 

 

 

 

8. “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

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The novel tells the story of a number of aristocratic families and the entanglements of their personal lives with Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. As events proceed, Tolstoy systematically denies his subjects any significant free choice: the onward roll of history determines happiness and tragedy alike.

 

 

 

 

 

7. “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Set in 19th century Russia, The Brothers Karamazov is the last novel written by the illustrious author Fyodor Dostoyevsky who died a few months before the book’s publication.

The deeply philosophical and passionate novel tells the story of Fyodor Karamazov, an immoral debauch whose sole aim in life is the acquisition of wealth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

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Austen’s timeless romantic classic, follows the lives of the five Bennett sisters, who live in a time where an advantageous marriage and social status are considered a fundamental for any woman to stand a fair chance at life. Set at the turn of the 19th century, Pride and Prejudice catches a perfect glimpse not only of a time when women were socially and economically dependent solely on their marital status, but also as an age of enlightenment and witness of the French Revolution.

 

 

 


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