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Top Ten Books Of All Time: Timeless Literary Treasures

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The earliest evidence of writing dates back to 5500 years ago. The Mesopotamians substituted the pictorial language for a series of complex characters (books).

That serves as the ultimate ancestor for all writings to come. And they’ve all served essential purposes.

After all, not all books are only for entertainment purposes; some sparked revolutions like the Communist Manifesto.

Some were manuscripts that were important for us to understand the past. Such a list would consist of books on slavery or the holocaust.

Others are there to understand the development of human societies and thoughts through time, like “Wealth of Nations” or “On the Origin Of Species.”

Nonetheless, our top 10 picks (in no specific order) are a joy to read and leave a valuable message or meaning behind.

1- The Great Gatsby Novel

It is a novel based on Long Island written by the American transcriber F.Scott Fitzgerald. Nick Carraway, a close acquaintance of Gatsby, narrated the book. Its story failed to gain popularity upon initial release but gained fame during the Second World War.

This has opened a gate to many screenplays and film adaptations—the most famous one starring Leanardo Di Caprio. 

The book itself lures around the world Nick creates for the readers. Nick is amused and appalled by his mysterious millionaire neighbor, Gatsby, and his luxurious and extravagant weekend parties.

Upon stumbling on one of these parties, Nick realizes that Gatsby is unsatisfied with his life.

The dissatisfaction lies in his love, Daisy, being married while Gatsby leaves for the war. This triggers a struggle between Gatsby and Daisy’s husband, Tom.

This is not a typical romance drama novel. It hints at some major themes as it lingers around the Jazz Age of the 1920s in America.

It trots around wealth, class performance, the American Dream, and serious environmental issues.

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Recent interpretations of the novel have also talked about identity and sexuality.

This discussion stems from the homoeroticism and deeply veiled emotional attachment between Nick and Gatsby throughout the thriller.

Overall, it is a novel worthy of making a list and one that can be a good travel buddy or an evening picnic companion.

2- To Kill A Mocking Bird

The book is a painful yet objective perspective of America and what the world looks like from the viewpoint of a 6-year-old.

It tackles complex and heavy concepts like rape and racial inequality while still keeping it light-hearted and humorous at times.

The book was published in 1960 and has become a landmark piece of literature that tells a powerful and influential story about the history of America.

The book has won the Pulitzer Prize, amongst many other accolades. 

About Story

The protagonist of the story, Scout Finch, lives in Depression-era Alabama. The youth and innocence of the children contrast the violence, cruelty, and injustice around them.

The story narrates the trial of a black man, Tom, who is alleged to rape a young white woman named Ewell.

Despite much public adversary, Scout’s father(Atticus) agrees to fight the case for Tom. In the trial, Atticus successfully defends Tom, proving that Ewell made sexual advances towards him & then was beaten by her father for it.

But due to an explained reason, which they hint to be the racial prejudice of the time, Tom is still convicted. 

While Ewell wins the case, her dignity is lost as it has become clear to the public that she lied. Tom dies in prison after being shot 17 times trying to escape.

Ewell tries to regain her respect by attacking Scout & Jem(Scout’s brother) but is saved by their neighbor, & Ewell dies from the same knife she tried to attack Scout and Jem with.

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