- To Kill a Mockingbird-
Harper Lee believed to be the most influential authors to have ever existed in history, famously published only a single novel. The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published by Lee in the year 1960 and became an immediate classic hit of literature. The novel analyses racism in the south of American through the innocent wide eyes of a bright young girl named Jean Louise Finch. The story had iconic characters, sympathetic, a just lawyer and father Atticus Finch, who served as \unique models and changed perspectives in the United States of America at a time when tensions regarding race were high.
- Anna Karenina-
Anyone who is a fan of stories that include subjects like gambling, adultery, marriage plots and also Russian feudalism, would instantly point out towards Anna Karenina at the top of their novel list. Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote Anna Karenina, the eight-part long work of fiction describes the story of two major characters that include a tragic and disenchanted housewife, the titular Anna, who runs off with her young lover, and a love bound landowner named Konstantin Levin, who struggles in faith and philosophy. Tolstoy combines thoughtful discussions on love, pain, agony, and family in Russian society with a huge cast of characters regarded for their individuality.
- One Hundred Years of Solitude-
The late Colombian author and novelist, Gabriel García Márquez published his most famous work, One Hundred Years of Solitude, in the year 1967. The novel narrates the story of Buendia family’s seven generations and follows the milestone of their town Macondo until its devastation along with the last of the family’s descendants. In fantastical form, the novel seeks into the genre of magic realism by highlighting the amazing nature of commonplace things while magical things are shown to be universal. Márquez also highlights the fact of prevalence and power of myth and folktale in relating history and Latin American culture.
- The Great Gatsby-
Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” is described as one of the greatest literature for introducing students towards the art of reading literature critically. The novel portrays the viewpoint of a young man named Nick Carraway who has moved into New York City and is met by his rich neighbor with strange origins, Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby provides us an insider’s look into the Jazz Age of the year 1920 in U.S history while at the same time show the critiquing idea of the famous “American Dream.” One of the most famous aspect of the novel is its popular cover art that includes a piercing face projected onto a dark blue night sky and lights emitting from a cityscape which is an image that is also found, in a slightly different manner, within the text itself as a critical symbol in the novel.