On Fridays, Classic Remarks always has a fun question to answer. The old classics, at times tend to get a bit underrated at times, and that is part of why I love this question. What classic works do you always recommend?
When it comes to Dickens, the classic book I always recommend is A Christmas Carol. Of all his books, I believe this is his most famous. A Christmas Carol is actually my favorite Dickens work. If you truly want to see the spirit of Christmas, then you must read this book. If you want an easy read in the classics, then A Christmas Carol is the right book to read.
Yes, Les Misérables is a LONG book, but it still is a book I would recommend. I wouldn’t recommend reading the abridged version, but the unabridged. Despite being a tragedy, it still is a beautiful read. If you want a book with an incredible spirituality, then this book is a must. It is about Valjean’s journey to redemption- which truly begins after an act of mercy was shown by the kindly bishop- that is why he decided to show compassion to Fantine by promising to adopt Cosette.
If you love Greek Mythology, I would recommend reading the entire Iliad and Odyssey.
Actually, if you want a pretty easy read, I would recommend reading The Secret Garden. Think of it as a fairy tale. That is what I saw it as when I read the book last year.
Little Women is worth the read. The March Sisters is one of the best sisterhoods I saw in a novel- especially considering the fact that I have a sister myself.