Hey guys,

So today I thought I would share with you the classics that I have read and enjoyed and would happily recommend to others. Especially those who are wanting to get into reading more classics as I feel that these books aren't heavy in terms of how they are written. Im not claiming to be a classic expert but i've read a fair few to know what are the easier of reads compared to others.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
"Dorian Gray is a beautiful yet corrupt man. When he wishes that a perfect portrait of himself would bear the signs of ageing in his place, the picture becomes his hideous secret, as it follows Dorian's own downward spiral into cruelty and depravity."

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
"We follow Esther Greenwood's personal life from her summer job in New York with Ladies' Day magazine, back through her days at New England's largest school for women, and forward through her attempted suicide, her bad treatment at one asylum and her good treatment at another, to her final re-entry into the world like a used tyre: "patched, retreaded and approved for the road"."

The Catcher In The Rye - J. D. Salinger
"Holden Caulfield narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen - year - old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school."

I have to say this book is not for everyone and I know a few people do not like it and find it boring but I really enjoy it and think you should at least try and give it a go.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
"Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in Oregon State Mental Hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy. But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy - the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates. His struggle is see through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half indian patient who understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned."

The film of this is also incredible and a must watch.

Animal Farm - George Orwell
"Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, the forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges."

This is my all time favourite classic book and Im sure I've read it more than five times.

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
"Guy Montag is a firearm. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house?
The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books."

Do you have any classics you love?

Emma x

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