Some books are read, and some just change your life once the book has been put down. There are different genres of books and whether it is based on wars, life, adventures, romances or manners, they have the power to teach us new things or perspectives. If you are a book-worm, here are the three must-have books.
Man’s searching for meaning by Viktor Frankl
Written by Viktor Frankl, ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ was published in 1946. The book was based on the experience of the writer who took part in a concentration camp during the war. Constructed on psychology, this book tells the tales of understanding and illuminates on the meaning of life. The writer puts forward that suffering cannot be avoided as the world consists of good and bad human beings. However, the way people chose to cope with suffering and move on, is what defines them. Sold in more than 10 million copies in over 24 languages, this book is among the most influential ones around the world.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Published in 1866, ‘Crime and Punishment’ has been penned down by the famous Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It tells the story of a poor study as St. Petersburg who plans to kill a pawnbroker to steal her money. He tells himself that he will achieve good deeds to make up for the crime he committed. The theme of the book is redemption through suffering. The author explores this theme through different characters to teach us one ultimate thing: we become imprisoned when we start finding logical meaning to everything we do.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Known as Oscar Wilde’s most popular novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ first appeared in 1890. Written in a realistic manner, this book fuelled a scandal during that time and people questioned the morality of the book. In fact, the book reads the tale of a young fashion icon who sells his soul for everlasting youth and exquisiteness. This book was based on an oil portrait by Basil Hallward, who was attracted to Dorian’s beauty. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton with the help of Basil, and he quickly understands that only beauty and youth are worth pursuing in life. Hence, he sells his soul and in return his portrait ages and accounts for all his sins, while he stays the same.