Despite the fact that there have been so many literary works written since ancient times, there are always those that standout. History has witnessed amazing works from gifted authors. When you want to choose a perfect book to read, it will be very beneficial to first read top ranked books of different historical times. Here is a brief look at some of the 19th century books that have dominated readership for a long time.
- Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
When you read through this 1886 book, it first sets you up for tense and sad emotions. The book has seen millions of sales and downloads especially in the UK, USA and Asia. Written at a time when the author had lost nearly everything to war including wife and children, the book catapulted Fyodor to the top of Russian Literary charts finally making its way to global rankings. It talks about a student mired in poverty trying to make ends meet only to end up in more trouble. It is a moral-packed book that will please anyone.
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Mark Twain is no stranger when it comes to novel authorship. Having written numerous pieces of work, this stand out during the 19th century as moving narration packed with action and excellent story telling skills. It takes the reader through a time in history when adventure was a key part in establishing new territories. It really is worth anybody’s time.
- War and Piece by Leo Tolstoy
Finally, if you haven’t read this amazing 19th century piece of work, then this is your time to venture into the ancient. So many things happen in wars while people seek for ways to make peace. Leo Tolstoy narrates the circumstances that make mankind resort to war as others try to seek peace. Considering the setting of the book, this will actually be worth your time.