Tuesday 12 November 2019

Reading Recs: Nine Lesser-Known Classics Worth Reading

In my final infographic of 2019 I share nine lesser-known classics that I feel are worthy of attention.

The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo is an historical and fantastical tale with a compelling hero in the character of Gwynplaine.

In Barnaby Rudge Dickens offers a commentary on the Gordon Riots of 1780.

Samuel Richardson's Clarissa is the tale of a beautiful and virtuous woman who circumstances force her into the power of a rake.

Though less well known than other Brontë works, The Professor is a beautiful little tale with memorable characters.

Thomas Hardy considers the nature of love in The Well-Beloved.

A novel in verse, Eugene Onegin is a tale of unrequited love and lost second chances.

The Romance of the Forest is not one of Radcliffe's best-known works, but it is one of my favourites.

The early Dostoevsky work Poor Folk is a compelling portrait of the life, trials, and loves of everyday Russians.

Victor Hugo takes a snapshot look at the French Revolution in Quatre-Vingt-Treize.

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