7 Great Literary Classics Everyone Should Read at Least Once ...


Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to major in English; the prospect of studying literary classics for a living was entrancing. I was inspired to read as many books as I could get my hands on as I loved deciphering the amount of metaphors and literary elements littered throughout them. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" are two novels that will always stay with me for these same reasons. Here are a few other literary classics that I feel deserve equal mention.

1. "Catcher in the Rye"

"Catcher in the Rye"

"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger is certainly one of the greatest literary classics that everyone should read. Dealing with themes of isolation and rebellion, this book is often hailed as a coming-of-age tale (which takes place over a span of a few days). My favorite aspect of this book is the well-develeped character Holden Caulfield.

"the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
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