They say classics never fade from grace and most of the time that refers to pearl necklaces and crisp white shirts. But dare we suggest the addition of a few novels to that list? After all, they are classics in a different sense. Most of them have been written decades ago; yet continue to stay popular and rise through bestseller lists. So what better time to enjoy them than on World Book Day! To celebrate the occasion, we've handpicked 10 classic books that will remain timeless through the years.
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The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is a riveting tale with the themes of suspense and revenge set in post-revolutionary France.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a children's tale about a young girl who discovers a wondrous place filled with magic and awe.
The Godfather by Mario Puzo needs no introduction. The literature, which the iconic Godfather movie trilogy is based on, speaks about Don Corleone and his ambitious journey to become one of the most powerful mafiosos.
Malgudi Days by R. K. Narayan is an Indian favourite that has been passed down from generations. The book of thirty stories tells us about exciting travels in a train, the famous Swami and much more.
Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. Jerome continues to be a comedic delight, even today. It's a story of three men and their adventurous trip, all written with glints of British humour.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is a story of ambition and disappointment behind shattered expectations. It is thought to be one of Dickens' greatest works.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott follows the life of four sisters with very different personalities and is one which most women will see themselves in.
Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie is one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time which follows famed detective Hercule Poirot and his search to find a murderer on a running train.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen is a story of two sisters and how they navigate society in the wake of heartbreak and illness.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is one you won't be able to put down. It follows Heathcliff and Catherine on their legendary journey of love, betrayal and revenge.
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