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.
George Orwell’s masterpiece single-handedly trumped every edition of the reality show ‘Big Brother’.
Giving rise to the adjective “Orwellian”, 1984 was a timely release during its publication in 1949, yet still as timely as ever.
The ‘cloak’ of invisibility is the thing you wouldn't want to possess, says H. G. Wells in this spine-chilling tale. After tackling alien invasions, animal vivisection, and time travelling, the “Father of Science Fiction” resorted to the, well, The Invisible Man.