Some of the greatest living authors are given the respect of selecting the top 10 greatest books of all time. There are billions of readers who search for books to read everyday. This is a list composed to save time for the reader searching for a good read. Many people all over the world have agreed to these fine selections. If you see one that you have not read yet, then you should probably check it out because you will be in for some real entertainment.
Middlemarch is an excellent book that takes place in the Victorian Era. The author is George Eliot who wrote this great novel based on Coventry. This amazing book was first published in 1871. The time setting where the story takes place is in the 1830s. Middlemarch is a fictional town in England. You are sure to be captured by the inspiring words of the book. It is definitely a must read.
9. The Stories of Anton Chekhov
The famous of author of this great book is Anton Chekhov. He was a Russian author of short stories and playwright. This great author was once employed by Virginia Woolf. The book has a traditional story structure that is sure to capture the readers attention. Anton Chekov was born January 29, 1860 in southern Russia.
8. In Search of Lost Time
Even the title of this books is interesting. In Search of Lost Time was written by Marcel Proust. This author had great artistic merit. This is a multiple-book novel that has a very slow pace. If you have a lot of time on your hands, then you may surely be interested in reading this excellent work of art. This novel was the author’s most prominent work.
7. The Great Gatsby
This interesting book is about a tale of the Jazz age of Gatsby. The author of this extraordinary read is F. Scott Fitzgerald. It tells the story of a very wealthy man whose life is full of mystery. It is a brilliant read, an excellent choice and also one of the author’s best examples of writing. You will not go wrong in selecting this book to occupy your time.
This book is known all over the world and favored by many. The author of this top known book is William Shakespeare. The story tells about a tragedy and it was written between the time of 1599 and 1601. The story was set in Denmark and tells about the revenge of a murder. People who take literature in school or college often have to read this book as an assignment. There are still those few readers out in the world who have to learn about this famous book.
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
If you are a reader from the younger generation, then you will find that this is a first popular book of the Great American Novels. The author is Mark Twain, famous for exploring the mighty Mississippi River. This was one of the first novels ever written using color pictures. Children and adults both have come to love the stories told by the most famous author Mark Twain.
This magnificent book was published in Paris in the year 1955. It is a fine novel first written in the English language by Vladimir Nabokov. The novel became internationally famous for being so innovative. A twelve year old character in the book named Delores Haze is the main theme of the story where Humbert becomes sexually obsessed. This is a story that was also considered to be very infamous.
3. War and Peace
A popular subject in the world today is of war and peace. The story takes place in the Napoleonic Era. The author of this great book is Leo Tolstoy. It was first published in the year 1865. It is the story of Russian society. The book was one of the author’s two major masterpieces. This author has produced one of the world’s greatest novels. It is so amazing how they can capture the heart of millions all over the world. Authors have a tough job producing world famous books, especially the greatest books of all time.
2. Madame Bovary
A trial that took place in 1857 is what made this book notorious. It is a novel that tells the story about a doctor’s wife who has an affair. This novel has a basic plot. The true art of the novel is described in hidden patterns and deep details. The author of this perfect work of art is Gustave Flaubert. The book includes obscenity in which this was the case why it brought to trial. There have been many fascinated readers with this great novel and you surely will be too.
1. Anna Karenina
The novel that makes the top of the list of the greatest books of all time is Anna Karenina. Author Tolstoy considers this majestic piece as his first true novel. This is a very transitional styled novel in which some consider to be a flawless work of art. Between a realist and modernist novel, this one lies in the middle. It is a miracle how writers can create another world and turn something fiction into reality. These are the authors who have true talent and capture millions of readers that lead the book into becoming one of the top 10 greatest books of all time.
Sometimes book lists may be subjective because all people are unique and express different views. Some people may not agree with the list, but it was created and chosen by great authors who are highly experienced to choose. This list is intended for those readers who sometimes become lost while searching for the greatest books of all time. If you are a reader who is searching for information on a certain subject, then maybe you have found the right place. These books can be purchased online or in a bookstore. You may even find them in libraries as well.