Strictly speaking, all classics have relevance that resonates through the decades, that’s what makes them classics and it’s how we can often distinguish the classics of the future. That said, there are certain books that seem to speak right now, in current times and so we asked you what you thought they were.
In the age of the selfie, for me it is The Picture Of Dorian Gray, I don’t think it’s ever been more relevant than it is today, but enough about me, here are the 19 Classics that you said are just as relevant today.
We often get religious books mentioned and for many of you it was the bible that still held the most relevance today.
What an impressive top 10 that is! We cut off our list at 29 and the rest are as follows:
Lord of the Flies- William Goulding
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
The Handmaids Tale- Margaret Atwood
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Crime & Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexadre Dumas
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
Bleak House – Charles Dickens
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
Would you agree with those, dear readers? I was glad to see my choice in the list. If yours isn’t there then feel free to add it in the comments!