George Eliot: Daniel Deronda

Still controversial even in the modern age, George Eliot's victorian novel Daniel Deronda is a pleasurable read for that much awaited weekend. First published in 1876, this was the last completed novel of English novelist, journalist, and translator Mary Anne Evans who was better known for her pen name George Eliot.

Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

It’s eloquent. It’s beautiful. It’s rich. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a must-read for any book lover. Celebrated for his epigrams, plays, and other groundbreaking works, Oscar Wilde is an Irish writer and poet who became one of the most popular playwrights during the early 1890s. The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Wilde, which first appeared as a lead story in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine on June 1890. An amended version was published in April 1891 through Ward, Lock and Company. The most recent adaptation of this work was a film entitled Dorian Gray, directed by Oliver Parker and stars Ben Barnes.

L. Frank Baum: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Treat yourself to a quick read with one of the handful classics that almost everyone is familiar with, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Lyman “L.” Frank Baum is an American author of children’s book who wrote over 55 novels (plus 4 missing ones) , 82 short stories, over 200 poems, and a lot of scripts. His most famous work and the first book in his sequel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was originally published on May 17, 1900 and had been reprinted a dozen of times under the title Wizard of Oz. The story has already been re-envisioned through stage plays, musicals, and a well-known film version starring the amazing Judy Garland.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Devour on twelve mystifying detective stories with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous collection, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Set in the foggy streets of Victorian London, join Sherlock Holmes and his trusted friend Dr. Watson as they solve serial crimes and interesting curiosities. Sherlock's wit and exceptional intellect will make you crave for more. Each plot presents a perfect blend of mystery and comedy, keeping the reader entertained all throughout the book.

Kate Chopin: The Awakening

Considered a landmark work of early feminism, The Awakening by Kate Chopin is definitely a must-read. Catherine O’Flaherty or as many know her, Kate Chopin, was born on February 8, 1850. Even at school or at home, Kate grew up being surrounded with intelligent women that had a great effect on her writing. Though it received much public contempt during its release, The Awakening is one of the earliest American novels that focus on women’s issues without condescension. The story revolves around the character of Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her liberated beliefs with oppressive social structures of her time.

H.G. Wells: The War of The Worlds

of The Worlds by Herbert George "H.G." Wells will once again play with your imagination. Written between 1895 to 1897, this sci-fi novel tells the story of an unnamed protagonist while he struggles to return to his wife in a Martian-invaded Earth.

Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

Release that hidden book worm and devour on one of the Russian greats, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was a Russian novelist and short story writer whose canonicals works set the standards on realist fiction. He was also known for his moral thinking and social reform actions. Originally published in the periodical The Russian Messenger through serial installments between the years 1873 to 1877, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina as his first true novel.

Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Devour on the best Victorian horror story with The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a book originally written by Robert Louis Stevenson as a chilling shocker that was soon burned and rewritten as the complex tale it is today. The story revolves around a mid-mannered Dr. Jekyll who curiously passes all his riches to a certain Mr. Hyde, an unpleasant character that reeks of darkness and evil. As bizarre incidents unfold in the doctor's life, Hyde's true identity is revealed.