The Top 10 Greatest Books Ever

Anna Karenina, a high-society woman unhappy with her loveless marriage, has a passionate affair with Count Vronsky, a charming officer, in 19th-century Russia. Her scandalous romance brings her down, while Levin, a landowner seeking meaning and happiness, struggles in the countryside. The book discusses love, marriage, fidelity, social conventions, and happiness.


Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Madame Bovary is a tragic tale about Emma Bovary, a young woman married to a dull but kind doctor. Unhappy with her existence, she has adulterous affairs and lives lavishly to escape the banality and emptiness of provincial life. Her enthusiasm and excitement lead to financial ruin and sorrow, finally ending tragically.


Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 

The story depicts Russian society's fall into war in the Napoleonic era. It chronicles five aristocratic families' hardships, romances, and personal adventures throughout a turbulent time. The story mixes historical events with character stories to examine love, war, and life's meaning.


War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

In the summer of 1922, the story follows a mysterious young millionaire, his luxurious Long Island lifestyle, and his obsessive love for a beautiful former debutante. The novel reveals the millionaire's dark secrets and the corrupt Jazz Age American dream. The story criticizes the era's hedonism and moral deterioration, which led to tragedy.


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

The novel portrays the complicated relationships in a close-knit society in Middlemarch, England, in the early 19th century. It follows Dorothea Brooke, an idealistic young woman, and Tertius Lydgate, an ambitious young doctor, as they struggle with social norms, personal desires, and moral difficulties. 


Middlemarch by George Eliot 

Huckleberry Finn and Jim, an escaped slave, paddle down the Mississippi River in the novel. The story addresses friendship, independence, and social hypocrisy in the pre-Civil War South. Huck struggles with his personal principles, which often conflict with conventional conventions, through adventures and encounters with many fascinating personalities.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 

This collection of short stories examines 19th-century Russian culture and human character. The stories, written by a famous Russian author, from humorous to heartbreaking and center on everyday life and problems. These tales are timeless classics that still resonate with readers due to the author's excellent observation and comprehension of human nature.


The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov 

The narrator's youth and adulthood in late 19th- and early 20th-century aristocratic France are used to explore memory, love, art, and time in this famous novel. Long and intricate involuntary memory episodes, like the "madeleine episode", characterize the story. It investigates art, literature, and the intricate links between love, sexuality, and possession as well as time, space, and memory.


In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust 

This famous play follows the young Prince of Denmark's mental anguish after his father's unexpected death and his mother's fast wedding to his uncle. The spirit of his father tells the prince that the uncle killed him, causing him to seek retribution. As the prince navigates the difficult political and emotional milieu of the Danish court, madness, retribution, and moral corruption are explored.


Hamlet by William Shakespeare 

The tale details a vengeful sea captain's compulsive search for a big white sperm whale that amputated his leg. The captain's relentless pursuit, despite his crew's warnings, leads them on a deadly sea voyage. The novel explores good and evil, obsession, and reality, with vivid depictions of whaling and the sea.


Moby Dick by Herman Melville 

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