Reading books is very necessary for everyone. But today there are good books and bad books, from reading them you get no benefit.
Time magazine has released the top 10 books that everyone should read.
1. “Anna Karenina“, written during the years 1873 – 1877 by the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. The work opens with a great quote: “Happy families are all the same, while unhappy families are unhappy differently from others.” This novella is a masterpiece of the tragic love of Anna Karenina with Count Vronsky, both of them victims of a love that will never be approved by the Russian society of the time. Adulteress Anna Karenina follows an inevitable path of social and spiritual destruction. What makes the book so popular with the public is Tolstoy’s ability to balance the passionate story of Anna Karenina with the family life of Levin, the character who performs a simple marriage, who is faithful to God and who loves to farm. First the author offers the readers the sweet sin of Anna and then educates them with the virtues of Levin.
2. “Madame Bovary”, is Gustav Flaubert’s first novel, which he published in 1857 and which is considered by many critics as his masterpiece. Of the many novels of the 19th century, which deal with the violation of the crown, only Madame Bovary is a character much hated by her own author. It took Flaubert 5 years to complete the extramarital portrait of characters set in the provinces of France. In the letters he wrote to his girlfriend, he endlessly complained about the fatigue that the novel’s characters were causing him and that he couldn’t find the right peace with what he was writing. When he finished the novel, his famous expression is known: “Madame Bovary is mine”. Written in a wonderful style and with deeply touching characters, this Flaubert novel proves how the desire to climb as high as possible can honor or destroy us.
3. “War and Peace“, is a four-volume novel, published in 1869 by Leo Tolstoy. It is the third most famous and most read book, according to the classification of the prestigious “Time” magazine. Mark Tuein has said of this book: “Tolstoy forgot to include just one boat race, because everything else related to Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 is here.” Tolstoy is an expert at drawing battle scenes just right, as he depicts the personal feelings of hundreds of characters from all walks of life. What makes the book so lovable is that among the great crowd of characters there are also three fantastic descriptions of Prince Andrei, Natasha and Pier who struggle with love and try to find a proper way to live.
4. “The Great Gatsby” is the jewel novel of the Jazz Age, which paints an unforgettable portrait of days gone by among jazz music, gin, carelessness and easy wealth. This novel is perhaps the greatest legend of the quest for the “American Dream” ever written. Jay Gatsby is a millionaire determined to win back the heart of the girl he loved and lost. In this way it becomes an icon of romantic nostalgia, as narrator Nick Carroway brilliantly illuminates the end of World War I and the end of American innocence.
5. “Lolita“, a novel by Vladimir Nabokov. “Lolita, the light of my life, the fire of my body, my sin and my soul”, this is how this outstanding Russian masterpiece begins. It tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged man who falls madly in love with a 12-year-old girl, Dolores Haze. The man marries the girl’s mother and when she dies, he becomes Lolita’s father. As Humbert recounts their car ride, Nabokov describes love, power, and obsession in mocking, bold, and shocking language. Since the publication of the novel, the character of Lolita has become the symbol of little girls who fall in love with middle-aged men.
6. “Middlemarch“, by George Eliot. Dorothea Brooke is an idealistic young woman whose desire to improve the world leads her to marry the resentful pedant Kasaubon. This mistake leads him to painful circumstances in search of happiness. The novel tells about the restrictions that society places on women and about the miserable life in the village. The narrative comes as a chronicle of the town of Middlemarch in England and a portrait of a woman. Eliot excels at analyzing moments of crisis and making readers feel deeply the state of anxiety and the sense of resolution of the character’s problem. Dorothea Brooks’s sympathy for the unlikable directs her morality more from charity than from contempt and enmity.
7. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn“, written by Mark Tuein, is the novel of a happy childhood for all those who have read it as a child. Hemingway says: “Every modern American novel comes from “Hakëlberri Fin”. For some, this is the novel of the adventures of two chaps, one abused by his parents and the other a runaway slave, who try to escape the laws of society by traveling to the Mississippi. For others, this is a harsh satirical novel, which Tuein wrote to show the evil of racial discrimination, religious fanaticism, hypocrisy, greed and society’s disregard for collective needs. The simplicity of the characters contrasts with the collared and capitalistic life that the society of the time was trying to lead.
8. “Hamlet” is the most famous play of all time written by the inimitable playwright William Shakespeare. Hamlet tells the story of a prince burdened with the heavy burden of avenging his father’s murder at the hands of his uncle, who then marries Hamlet’s mother and becomes king of Denmark, usurping the character’s throne. main. Forced by the circumstances of the murder and driven by the ghost of his father, we see Hamlet involved in serious problems of existence, which Shakespeare has so beautifully reflected in the famous expression: “To live or not to live, that is the issue!”
9. “Chekhov’s Novels” were written between 1860 and 1904. The son of a freed Russian slave, Anton Chekhov, became a doctor who often treated patients for free and who would later be known as the inventor of Russian novel. Until now, Russian literature had been known for various styles of writing, generally embellished and exaggerated. Chekhov, through his novels, reflected the events and crises of everyday life. All this through his original style, imagination mixed with mercy and through unattainable description. He remains a great teacher and a wise man, notes Alan Gurganus of Chekhov’s Novels, which still today inspire and cloud human minds.
10. “In Search of Lost Time” is a seven-volume novel by Marcel Proust. It is his most remarkable work known both for its length and for its involuntary memory. It gained fame when in 1992 it was translated from French to English by D. J. Enright under the title “In Search of Lost Time”. Proust, with his extraordinary, hypnotic and inimitable style, manages to describe in a unique way the events of his most famous novel.