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From Century To Century - The Best Novels Of Five Centuries by kellyjwilson(f): 8:03pm On Jul 08, 2020
There are novels that travel from century to century and only increase in popularity. The best of the best we have decided to put together in a single selection.


XVII century

The Cunning Hidalgo Don Quixote La ManchaThe novel "The Cunning Hidalgo Don Quixote La Mancha" by the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra consists of 2 volumes (1605 and 1615). The creation of Cervantes is the best novel in world literature, according to 100 writers from 54 countries.

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The main character is Alonso Quijano. Inspired by chivalrous novels, he himself decided to become a noble and courageous armor bearer. Not thinking for long, he renamed himself Don Quixote of La Mancha, turned a skinny nag into a war horse Rosinanta, farmer Sancho Panza - entrusted squire. Aldonsa Lorenzo, a rural girl, was lured by Dulcinea of Toboska and went on an adventurous journey.

Don Quixote's problem is the mismatch between physical data and heroic goals. However, he never fell down, sincerely believed in his plans, did not stop before difficulties.

Cervantes' book Don Quixote has a large army of readers all over the world, and the Knight of the Sad Image is one of the most sought-after characters in cinema and theatre culture.



XVIII century

Julia, or New Eloise" by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Bookmark "Julia, or New Eloise" by Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a novel in letters written in the mid-18th century. The love story of a humble noblewoman Julia D'Etange and a young brave but poor teacher of Saint-Preix. Raised in austerity and morality, the girl is accustomed to never contradict her parents. In her misfortune, she meets Saint-Preux and falls in love with him. At the beginning of the story, the heroes hide their relationship from others, but their love is too strong. What will Julia choose: to remain an obedient daughter or become a happy wife?

The main character in Rousseau's book "Eloise" appears in several forms: mistress, wife and mother. Only at the end of the book is formed a single complete image. The epistolary genre allows you to show all the experiences in detail, with the typical at that time excessive expression of feelings.

This book is an opportunity to see how loved in the XVIII century.


XIX century

Mistress Bovary by Gustav FlaubertThe novel Mistress Bovary by Gustav Flaubert is considered one of the best works of realism. The writer has been working on the novel for 5 years. It was first published in 1856.

The book was received with indignation by the public and was severely criticized. The author was accused of immorality and lack of morality. The events described took place in the 30-40s of the 19th century. When you start reading the novel "Mistress Bovary", you do not find detailed descriptions, Flaubert focuses only on the main details.


20th century

"451 degrees Fahrenheit by Ray Bradbury BookmarkRoman's 451 degrees Fahrenheit Anthropy for over 60 years. The book was first published in Playboy magazine in 1953.

451 degrees is the ignition temperature of paper. The action in the novel takes place at a time when books are ruthlessly destroyed, reading people are considered criminals, they are persecuted and isolated from society. To destroy books there are special workers - firemen, burners, so-called fighters for happiness. Books are dangerous because they make you think. The inhabitants of the Earth can no longer think critically, they forget their past, their spiritual values are lost.

The life of modern man is primitive and aimed at pleasure, entertainment and carelessness.


21st century

Juno Diaz's novel Oscar Wow's Short Fantastic Life was published in America in 2007. Russian readers saw it on the bookshelves of their stores 7 years later. The book has won several prestigious literary awards. Juno Diaz is compared with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Some call his style magical realism, others call it fantasy.

Re: From Century To Century - The Best Novels Of Five Centuries by ncpat(m): 8:22pm On Jul 08, 2020
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