In fact, there are hundreds and thousands of books to pick and choose from, in each subject. It is evident therefore that a young beginner needs proper guidance to make a judicious choice of books.
Dear boys and girls, you ought to be aware that teenage is indeed a crucial phase of your life. This is the ideal time to garner knowledge about life and things as well as laying the foundation of ideals that you will honour and cherish throughout your life.
It is therefore imperative that young people select and read books, which serve both these purposes. To facilitate our young readers we provide here a brief list of books, which are universally acknowledged.
- Lamb Tales From Shakespeare
The brother and sister duo Charles and Mary Lamb, English writers, brought forth simplified renderings of some of the best plays written by the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon. Ideal reading for children, teenagers and even adults. A marvellous piece of English literature. Undoubtedly, a good work to begin with.
- Legends of Greece and Rome
- Discovery of India
- Mill on The Floss
Set in the English countryside of the 19th century, the novel by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) celebrates the essence of joys and sorrows of a miller' family, which indirectly reflects the social life of that era. Maggie Tulliver the protagonist is a vivacious creature, at once intelligent, passionate and sentimental. Her tumultuous relationship with her brother Tom and a few other youth forms the warp and woof of the novel. All the evils, misdeeds, sorrows and misery are ultimately washed away as the brother and sister meet with a tragic end.
- Wordsworth's Poems
- Short stories by Oscar Wilde
- Lord of the Rings
After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the
One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday, Bilbo dissapeared bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring, and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the wizard, the hobbits Merry, Pippin and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.
- Stories by Ruskin Bond
The British Sahib who lives in Mussoorie is a prolific writer who has devoted himself to the children and the younger lot. Bond writes on simple elementary topics, which are bound to capture the interest of the readers. Utterly devoid of frill and fuss, the style is racy and the language lucid. Most of the biographical details about Bond have been gleaned by his readers from his works, many of which are autobiographical. In his works Rain in the mountains: Notes from the Himalayas (1993), Scenes from a Writer's Life and The Lamp is Lit: Leaves from a Journal, the popular author has given his admirers awonderful glimpse into the deepest recesses of his heart.
- Works of Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton was probably the most successful British children's writer of the twentieth century.She was born in London on 11th August 1897 and she died in 1968. Enid Blyton's books have received much literary criticism on the grounds that the attitudes displayed in many of the books can be considered as sexist.At the end of the fifties many librarians refused to stock books by Enid Blyton apprehensive that children would not read the great works of literature. This proved to be a boon for the author because it enhanced the sale of her books.ssssssss more.Blyton's most famous series was The Famous Five. Its central characters were Julian, Dick, Anne, George, and the dog Timmy. Blyton's works painted an idyllic vision of rural England, which celebrated good food, spirit of comradeship, and honesty. Her books have been translated into nearly seventy languages and sold up to the 1980s some 60 million volumes.
- The Harry Potter series