Most read book in the world
Top of books that do not lose their relevance for decades and are the most popular in the world.
Mikhail Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita"
Diverse and amazing creativity of Mikhail Bulgakov has long received world-wide recognition. It is read and re-read in all corners of the globe, to join the whimsical fantasy of the Russian genius.
His most famous novel "The Master and Margarita" writer created over eleven years of tinkering and adding text almost until his death. However, it would take almost thirty years before the work was published and became one of the greatest masterpieces of Russian prose of the XX century.
Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"
The literary heritage of the Brontë sisters became a national treasure of the English culture, won recognition far beyond the borders of England. Particular success fell to the lot of the novel by Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre", later made into a movie several times. Written with passion and sincerity, the novel does not age and does not lose its charm.
"Jane Eyre" is still one of the most popular classical works of the XIX century. The strength of its impact - the truth of the senses, in their truth, in conjunction with a real romantic, endearing in his fascinating stories simple little governess, capable of great and loyal love, managed to overcome all the vicissitudes of life, to find their own happiness.
Oscar Wilde "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
One of the most famous novels of the world literature, the publication of which in 1891 caused a scandal in English society. Criticism has condemned it as immoral work, but ordinary readers novel was received enthusiastically. It put the eternal questions of humanity - the meaning of life, the responsibility for their actions, about the greatness of the beauty and the meaning of love and ruining the power of sin. This immortal work of Oscar Wilde picturized more than 25 times.
, Antoine de Saint-Exupery "The Little Prince"
The most famous work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with the author's drawings. Wise and "humanity" Tale-parable, which simply and earnestly said about the most important: the friendship and love, duty and loyalty, beauty and tolerance for evil.
"We all come from childhood" - reminiscent of the great Frenchman and introduces us to the most mysterious and touching character of world literature.
Jerome D. Salinger "The Catcher in the Rye"
Writer-classic writer of mystery, at the peak of his career, announced his departure from the literature and settled away from worldly temptations in the depths of the American province. Salinger's only novel "The Catcher in the Rye" became a turning point in the history of world literature. And the novel's title, and the name of his protagonist Holden Caulfield became code for generations of young rebels - from the beatniks and hippies to modern radical youth movements.
Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"
Books of world famous British writer Jane Austen, among the admirers of which were B. Scott W. Wolfe, S. Maugham, JB Priestley, R. Aldington, has long earned a reputation and readership love. Peru Austin belong such graceful and effervescent novels as "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park," "Emma," "Northanger Abbey" and others. In them, as noted by S. Maugham, "it was interested in ordinary, not what is called extraordinary. However, due to visual acuity, irony and wit all that she wrote, it was extraordinary. " Yet the most perfect of all that has been created by Jane Austen, is considered the novel "Pride and Prejudice", still has not lost a drop of his inimitable charm and brilliance.
Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind"
The great saga of the Civil War in the United States and the fate capricious and ready to go over the heads of Scarlett O'Hara was first published 70 years ago and is not obsolete today. "Gone with the Wind" - the only novel by Margaret Mitchell, for which she - writer, emansipe and advocate for women's rights - won the Pulitzer Prize.
This book is about the love of life is more important than love; Then, when the push for survival has been successfully completed, love is preferable, but it dies and without zest for life.
Ray Bradbury "451 ° F"
"451 ° Fahrenheit" - a novel, which brought world fame to the writer. 451 ° Fahrenheit - the temperature at which paper ignites and burns. Philosophical dystopia Ray Bradbury draws a hopeless picture of the development of post-industrial society; this is the future of the world in which all written publications ruthlessly destroyed by a special detachment of firemen and storage of books prohibited by law, interactive TV is successfully duping general, punitive psychiatry resolutely dealt with rare dissidents, and on the hunt for incorrigible dissidents goes electric dog.
Erich Maria Remarque "Three Comrades"
"Three Comrades" by Erich Maria Remarque - the most beautiful in our century novel about love ... The most exciting in this century novel about friendship ... The most tragic and penetrating novel about human relationships in the history of the XX century.
Daniel Keyes, "Flowers for Algernon"
Forty years ago, it reads like fiction. Explore and expand the boundaries of the genre, eagerly absorbed all kinds of latest trends, trying on universal face, bravely ignoring mark of Cain "genre ghetto."
Now it is perceived as one of the most humane works of modern times, as a novel piercing psychological forces like filigree development of the theme of love and responsibility.