The greatest stories ever told came from the brilliant minds of people who dedicated their time to put into words all their great ideas. It is through their excellence that the great stories inspired by the past are passed down. They have made it possible for us to have a glimpse into their brilliant minds and peek through the wonders of the past, present, and future.
There are many novels and books which have brought color to the minds of people, especially of those who find happiness in reading stories of some of the most significant authors in history.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a controversial book by one of the most influential authors of all time. It is inspired by a very much controversial time in America and was published in 1960 when there was high tension regarding racism.
Harper Lee wrote about how racism as seen in the eyes of a smart young girl named Jean Louis Finch popularly known as “Scout.” Atticus Finch is her father, a very compassionate lawyer, and they both became role models and somewhat influenced the perception of people when the issue of racism was great. “To Kill a Mocking Bird” had been a classic literature ever since it was published and was also adopted as an award-winning film in 1962.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“The Great Gatsby” has been a part of classic literature. This may be one of the greatest novels used academically. It is the third novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and first published in 1925. It was not successful until its revival in World War II. He, unfortunately, died in 1940 thinking his novel was a failure.
The novel, “The Great Gatsby,” depicts the Jazz Age in America. It also shares its views about the “American Dream” and everything that surrounds the idea. It is narrated in the perspective of a man who recently moved to New York and is befriended by a young and mysterious rich man Jay Gatsby.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
“Anna Karenina” was written by a Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. It was published in 1878 and ever since then has been one of the best novels. It depicts Russian culture and society on love and pain.
“Anna Karenina” is a story about prejudices of women involving issues of marriage and adultery, gambling and adultery. The story is mainly about two women: Anna, an unhappy housewife who decided to run away with her young lover, and Konstantin, a woman who is in love with love but somehow having a hard time with her faith and philosophy in life.
These are just 3 of the most significant novels ever written by the most influential authors who ever lived. Reading books like these will make us realize how far the human mind could grasp and how colorful the world could be perceived from the eyes of people who were blessed with the gift of transforming their great ideas into words.