10 All Time Classics

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter is a romantic novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850. The novel is set in the 17th century and is considered as one of the best works of all time. Hawthorne takes us through the themes of guilt, legalism, and sin in his masterpiece work.

The book starts with the 17th century Boston where a woman named Hester Prynne is undergoing public shame and punishment. Everyone is skeptical about Hester’s pregnancy as she was not living with her husband since past two years.


Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Authored by William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero, is a book which was published in the year 1847-48. The novel satirizes the British society of the early nineteenth century. The title of the book has been derived from the allegorical story written by John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress, which was published first in the year 1678 and had gained popularity.


David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

Published in the year 1850, “David Copperfield” is a novel written by Charles Dickens, who was famous for creating iconic characters. Known for depicting many portions of Dickens’ life, “David Copperfield” is considered to be the most autobiographical of all Charles Dickens novels. In its preface, Dickens famously wrote, “…like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favorite child. And his name is David Copperfield.”