Top 8 Greatest Books

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A great book whisks readers away to a different time and place, immersing them in a fantastical landscape, and allowing them to engage with the characters. While there are countless books available, catering to every taste, there are some that stand out among the crowd, for their ground-breaking storylines, their themes and symbolism, or their way of capturing the audience. Every great book has a strong plot and some, such as " Gulliver's Travels" have stood the test of time. Whether consumers want a contemporary, real world novel, or prefer a fantasy or science fiction genre, these are great books to fill them with wonder and amazement.
1 Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies is the seminal work of William Golding, an author and recipient of a Nobel Prize. This novel is a dark piece, examining the human condition, and the depths to which humankind may sink in the absence of structure and authority. Join the boys, stranded on an island, as their society dissolves into animalistic chaos and depravity. Some boys succumb almost immediately while others struggle to hold on to themselves and their sense of normality. "Lord of the Flies" is a dark and engaging book, with a strong plot and strong symbolism.


2 Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights tells the dark and tragic tale of Cathy and Heathcliff, set amidst the bleak and barren Yorkshire Moors. The only published novel of Emily Bronte, "Wuthering Heights" is a hugely popular novel, prized for its compelling and tragic plot, engaging characters, and stunning imagery. Follow the story of Cathy and Heathcliff, desperately in love, yet unable to be together.


3 Harry Potter
Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series is a contemporary fiction great. With six books in this epic series, consumers can immerse themselves in the fantastical world of Hogwarts, following the characters through laughter, tears, joy, and mortal danger. "Harry Potter" delights children and adults alike, with clever plots and believable and lovable characters, as well as engaging twists and thoroughly despicable villains.


4 Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings

The seminal works of J.R.R Tolkien, the Lord of the Rings trilogy is a fantasy masterpiece, much-adored by fans of classic literature and fantasy alike. Readers can immerse themselves in the enchanting world of Middle Earth as they follow the hobbits, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, as well as Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli as they journey from the tranquility of the Shire to Rivendell and Moria, and eventually to the fiery chasms of Mount Doom where they must destroy the One Ring to save the world from the evil power of Sauron.


5 The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is an iconic novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, set on Long Island in 1922. The story provides a portrayal of life in the Jazz Age, or the Roaring Twenties, when an influx of people with "new money" lead to the creation of a secondary upper class, who were prone to garish displays of wealth and opulence, considered very uncouth by "old money". "The Great Gatsby" provides a look at the social history of the period.


6 Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels is a truly iconic epic work by Jonathan Swift, following Gulliver, as he experiences four entirely unique adventures. Join him as he visits the Country of the Houyhnhnms, the intelligent horses, where humans are unevolved, repugnant creatures. Consumers can immerse themselves in this engaging adventure story as Gulliver travels to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, and Laputa. This amazing piece of literature was written in 1726 and has never been out of print.


7 Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell's iconic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four was written in 1949 and, despite its age, is still much-loved as a literary classic and a cult masterpiece. This science fiction novel was ahead of its time, depicting life in 1984, in the aftermath of an atomic war. Orwell described a different and controversial society, predicting the use of Big Brother, with every single person under continuous surveillance. From the disturbed yet brilliant mind of George Orwell comes the dark and dystopian "Nineteen Eighty-Four".


8 The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye is a literary classic by J.D Salinger. This controversial novel is a coming-of-age piece, with disturbing themes encountered by the teenage protagonist. "The Catcher in the Rye" is an engaging, yet dark tale of a teenage coming of age journey that deals with death, sexuality, relationships, and religion.


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