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Top 14 Classic Books Written In The 1800’s-1900’s

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Top 14 Classic Books Written In The 1800’s-1900’s

It’s a fact. The oldest books are the best books. The covers, the scent, the feeling of the yellowed papers between your fingers… This list gives you all of that and more. These titles range from 1826 all the way to 1976. I hope you enjoy this throw-back into time.

The Last of the Mohicans- James Cooper, 1826

The Last of the Mohicans

“History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.”

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen, 1831

Pride and Prejudice

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”

Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte, 1847

Wuthering Heights

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

Les Miserables- Victor Hugo, 1862

Les Miserables

“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.”

Little Women- Louisa Alcott, 1868

LIttle Women

“I like good strong words that mean something…”

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy – 1869

War and Peace

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”

The Secret Garden – Frances Burnett, 1911

Secret Garden

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

Brave New World- Aldous Huxley, 1931

Brave New World

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

1984- George Orwell, 1949


“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

The Catcher in The Rye- J.D Salinger, 1951

Catcher In The Rye

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”

Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury, 1953

Fahrenheit 451

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.”

Lord Of The Flies- 1954

Lord of the Flies

“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”

To Kill A Mockingbird- 1960

To Kill A Mockingbird

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

Interview With The Vampire- Anne Rice, 1976

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“Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”

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