Sunday, 14 July 2013

10 All-Time Greatest Books

10. E.B. White, Charlotte's Web (1952)

images Author :  E. B. White
Illustrator : Garth Williams
Country : United States
Language : English
Genre    Children's
Publisher    Harper & Brothers
Publication date    1952
Pages    192 pp
Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published in 1952 by Harper & Brothers. The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (Some Pig) in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.

9. Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987)

6a00d8341c627153ef0162ffaebbab970d-800wi Beloved is a novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War, it is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner, who temporarily escaped slavery

Beloved is a novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War(1861–1865), it is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner, who temporarily escaped slavery during 1856 in Kentucky by fleeing to Ohio, a free state. A posse arrived to retrieve her and her children under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which gave slave owners the right to pursue slaves across state borders. Margaret killed her two-year-old daughter rather than allow her to be recaptured.





8. John Updike, The Rabbit Quartet (1960-1990)

images (1)  ''Rabbit'' Angstrom runs from marriage and responsibility and runs smack into them again in Updike's masterful chronicle of a man's four-decade race against the American zeitgeist








7. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter: The Complete Series (1997-2007)

images (2)  Surprised to see Harry so high on our list? Well, his is the richest coming-of-age tale ever. Thanks to Rowling's luminous storytelling and dazzling imagination, people will still be tearing through it in a hundred years.





6. Willa Cather, My Ántonia (1918)

images (3)  My Ántonia, first published 1918, is considered one of the greatest novels by American writer Willa Cather. It is the final book of her "prairie trilogy" of novels, the companion volumes being O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark.









5. Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude(1967)

tumblr_ldugiw8H3Z1qagmifo1_500  One Hundred Years of Solitude, is a novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, the metaphoric Colombia









4. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (1861)

images (4)  Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel. It is the second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person.










3. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)

pride-and-penzance Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.
Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books" such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide



2. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925)

images (6)  The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.











1. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1878)

anna-karenina Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger.

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