Tuesday, December 23, 2014

23 amazing--and short--classic books

One title on the Huffington Post's list of classic works that are all under 200 pages:
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

This book is about two opposing personalities (one good, one evil) battling inside one man (but it's really about man's dual nature--something that was particularly intriguing during the Victorian period).
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde also appears on Koren Zailckas's top 11 list of favorite evil characters, Stuart Evers's list of the top ten homes in literature, H.M. Castor's top ten list of dark and haunted heroes and heroines and John Mullan's list of ten of the best butlers in literature, and among Yann Martel's six favorite books. It is one of Ali Shaw's top ten transformation stories and Nicholas Frankel's five best pieces of decadent writing from the nineteenth century.

--Marshal Zeringue