4 Quick Classics

Ever thought about reading the classics but didn’t fancy committing to the twelve hundred pages of War and Peace or the 1,000 pages of Don Quixote? Fear not! There are many great classics that can be read in a day or days, rather than a month or months. Here are four of my favorite short-read classics.

The Gambler
A tragic tale of addiction, love, and self-destruction told through Dostoevsky’s trademark dry wit and masterful character studies.

The Pearl
John Steinbeck’s heartbreaking parable about wealth and its ability to corrupt even the most generous of hearts.

Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up to find himself transformed into a large insect. A haunting tale of existential crises.

Hermann Hesse’s classic journey of self discovery. ’Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.’

I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment, and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

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