Find a list of nine easy classics for beginners
I have always loved reading classics and there is a reason why they are considered so revered and cherished. But many refrain from reading classics because when you have the option of picking up some quick-reads, why struggle with the 700 odd pages!
However, if you are a newbie looking forward to reading something more than your average fiction book, here is a list of my favorite classics, perfect for beginner readers.
9 Must-Read Classics for Beginner Readers
1.Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dracula is one of the first classics I’ve ever read. Unlike today, vampires back then were not heroes. Yes, not like Edward in Twilight or Stephan Salvatore in Vampire Diaries. Our Count Dracula is a pure blood-sucking vampire.
Jonathan Harker visits Count Dracula for business in Transylvania. Nobody knows anything about Dracula and people are afraid of him. Jonathan is warned to take care of himself and he becomes skeptical. Though he shows the courage to enter into the Count’s mansion, he is scared. The count forbids him to enter a few rooms.
This book gets exciting when Jonathan disobeys the Count and finds himself with three women about to suck his blood. Needless to say, he is convinced that he is trapped in Dracula ‘s lonely castle with three other bloodthirsty women for company and oh, a coffin where he finds the Count himself.
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2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein.
Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness.
This one, is still on my TBR.
3. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Who doesn’t know about The Jungle Book? And doesn’t love the evergreen characters – Mowgli the man-cub raised by wolves, Sherkhan the tiger, Baaloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python.
Dive straight into Rudyard Kipling’s marvelous world of animals and their kingdom to learn some important moral lessons.
4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is the first children’s novel written in the United States to have become an enduring classic. In simple words, this is the story of the March Sisters – Meg, Jo, Amy united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.
It’s known that Louisa May Alcott, the author based Little Women on her own early life.
5. Animal Farm by George Orwell
I wouldn’t be lying when I say, this tiny little book sucked the life out of me. After DNF-ing for close to ten times, I finally finished it and it is amazing if you understand political satire- of Soviet totalitarianism, Moscow-directed Stalinism and Spanish Civil War.
6. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Next on my list of Classics for Beginners is this short read of just about 100 pages- The Call of the Wild.
It a gripping and beautifully written story. Yes, it is about a dog. And yes, it is great for all ages. Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He becomes progressively wild in the harsh environment and is forced to fight for his survival.
7. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Griffin is a scientist who has devoted himself to research into making his body to a state where it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it. What follows is his his descent into madness. An iconic character in horror fiction!
8. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Holden is a teen who struggles with the idea of growing up and losing his Innocence of childhood. Catcher in the Rye is one of the banned books in history due to its profanity and portrayal of sex.
9. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Again, nobody needs an introduction to Sherlock Holmes- the fictional detective. I remember utilizing my pocket-money to visit a book fair back when I was in school and had come back with the humongous volume of Sherlock Holmes and there was no looking back. I was locked up in reading!
Sherlock is renowned for his intellectual prowess and deductive reasoning. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created.
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