Best Classic Books

Great fiction classics that everyone should read to broaden their horizons and explore the world’s best classic books.

World Classics

All universally recognized classical literature has passed through several generations and confirmed its right to be called classical. It is in such books can be found in a simple form of reflection on the most difficult questions, which are asked by people throughout their existence.

In a separate section, I have already talked about the 10 best fiction books. This will be an extension of that list. Although I read fiction much less than anything else, I have a small list of the best books I’ve read that I’d like to share on this page.

I don’t read contemporary fiction (with very few exceptions), so almost all the books on this list are classics of world literature.

Best Classic Books

Lost Illusions

Honoré de Balzac

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Walter Scott

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

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The Mysterious Island

Jules Verne

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Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

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Yama: The Pit

Alexandre Kuprin

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Colonel Chabert

Honoré de Balzac

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Herman Melville

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The Red and the Black


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Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

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The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka

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More Classic Books

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

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Dead Souls

Nikolay Gogol

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The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven

Mark Twain

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«Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all»

— Henry David Thoreau

What to Read Next

In addition to these books, you can find more of my book recommendations below, divided into separate categories.


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