Did you know that 17% of the United States’ total population is Hispanic? Did you know that Spanish is the second most talked language in the United States of America?
In Biblioteca Ayacucho website (one of the most important and huge publishing house of Latin American Literature) you can download entirely free classical Latin American books.
If you want a good cry, the classic novel A Little Princess might do the trick.
Written by playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett, her work is one of children’s literature’s most enduring pieces, and never fails to captivate audiences (both kids and adults) up to this day.
William Shakespeare isn’t only known for his scathing romances, but also for his unapologetic tragedies, which resonate to this day.
One of them is the Roman play Coriolanus, whose overt political theme continues to inspire students of fascism, as well as numerous adaptations.
Before all of your favorite chic lit authors even existed, there was Jane Austen.
Austen, who penned eternal romances such as “Pride & Prejudice” and “Persuasion”, has hit another home run during her lifetime with the publication of Emma back in 1815.
One of the most celebrated romances of the yesteryears, Cyrano de Bergerac, deserves another re-read.
Written in 1897 by French dramatist Edmond Rostand, this story of mistaken love and identity-switching still has us at the edge of our seats as it did more than a century back.
Love, according to one of the most remarkable writers the world has seen, is not just about a sparkle in the eye, or roses, and other pretty things. In his comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare takes on love and its complexities in a world of royalty and magic.
The most acute character studies are always in the classic texts, especially when you try reading (or revisiting) Mansfield Park.
Though dame Jane Austen has found her fans in novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, Austenites always had a divided opinion in this particular text, most notably due to its lead’s lack of instant appeal.
If you’re in the mood for some medieval swashbuckler, then The Three Musketeers is your best bet.
Written by French novelist Alexandre Dumas, the tale continues to inspire newbie readers, and spans countless adaptations that increase yearly – okay, that might be an exaggeration, but you all get the point.