5 Must Read Classic Books

Posted by Shubhra Saxena on

5 classic books one must read and why buying Second hand books online is the way to go.

Well, nobody likes homework, and whenever we think about classics it reminds us of the days when it was a total mandatory pain to write an essay a on book that you probably didn't read.
But there are some classics you just cannot miss the nuances and the enjoyment of reading and understanding them as an adult is a whole different story in itself, so here's 5 must read classics:-

  1. Animal Farm by George Orwell

Orwell's books always makes you ponder hard over the smallest of things.
Animal farm is an allegory of Russian Politics. Its about a farm where all the animals rebelled against humans for treating them poorly and overworking them. They elected the pigs as their commander, and what seemed to be going well for them quickly turned south and the pigs began to fight for power.
Over the years the pigs began to act more and more like humans, wearing clothes, sleeping on beds, while all the other animals were treated poorly.

  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is all about self reliance, breaking the barriers of social constructs, a women's obligations and keeping her personal desires on priority too.

While the society norms pressured her into keeping herself in check with
a moral conduct, she passed with flying colours and became a woman with a straight moral compass, who chose to live on her own terms.

  1. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

Considered as one of Fitzgerald best works, its about a tragic life of a millionaire Jay Gatsby, being
narrated by his friend Nick Carraway.

Filled with the glamour of the Jazz Age, the novel focuses on manipulation, greed and elitism, where Gatsby is
living his American dream and trying to woo the love of his life, a woman named Daisy Buchanan.
It shows the rise and fall of Gatsby filled with materialism and makes us wonder" Is money enough to keep us happy?"

  1. The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”

The most famous lines of Oscar Wilde, defines the temptation of a young Dorian Grey to forever remain beautiful and young, persuaded by an aristocrat Lord Henry, who believes the only thing in life worth pursuing is beauty and pleasure, Dorian sells his soul so he can remain the same appearance as his portrait painted by an infatuated artist who met Dorian in his aunts' house.
This novel is sure to take you to another mystery thriller adventure.

  1. The strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The tale as old as time, a forever classic and one of
the first sci-fi novels of that time tells the story of a lawyer who is perplexed by the strange occurrences of his dear friend a reputed doctor Dr. Jekyll and a notorious killer Mr. Hyde.

Those were top 5 classic heads recommended by us at kitabay.com. Now as an avid reader after reading this blog I can rush to a bookstore near me and find myself all these happy reads but do any of us know an avid reader can play a very important role in saving the Environment? Yes, You read it right, whatever we use
and choose to discard in our daily lives plays a huge part in impacting our environment. This is when second hand books online comes in handy, its a terrific way to help conserve our environment and promote sustainable reading.

One of the most significant advantages to buy second hand books online is the benefit of saving an insane amount of money as used books online on kitabay is mostly quater the price of the MRP and goes through
several checking procedures to ensure we deliver the best quality second hand books to your doorstep.

Producing & printing new books comes with a huge environmental cost, the books emits harmful greenhouse gases which affects our environment.

A Habit to buy second hand book produces way less garbage and is a positive step towards our environment.

when you buy second hand books it means more than saving money, it means you are a conscious human, its a social & economic act of heroism.
Buying Second hand books is a rewarding hobby at most, one can find notes of the previous owners, maybe a love letter tucked in an old book Or a humorous comment to make your day.
The beauty of Second hand books are that even when they get old the Stories continue to form another love story of a reader.

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