Classic literature. What is it? According to standard definition, classic literature is:
a) Belonging to the highest rank or class.
b) Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.
c) Serving as the established model or standard.
A lot of men, both young and old these days, are lost. They are looking for direction. They are looking for ways to improve themselves. They are looking for meaning in their lives.
I am no expert, I am no “guru.” I do have experience for what has helped me and what has worked for me. Some of that literature that has helped me I’ve already mentioned in this post and on this page. Those books are books that have been critical in helping me who I have become today. Those books have helped me get through some dark times, and they have helped me understand the ways of the world that we live in.
Here I would like to present to you another list of books. This list would be considered some of the classics of the world. These books are great because they are timeless. The authors speak to us through the ages. Their wisdom and insights are just as meaningful now, if not more so, than when they were written.
Just because these were written many years ago, sometimes centuries, doesn’t lessen their impact. In fact, much of the knowledge these books contain is more powerful now than much contemporary literature.
As you’ll notice, some of the works are non-fiction, and some of them are fiction. It doesn’t make the messages any less if the literature is fiction. In some cases, it makes the message that much more powerful. Truth is stranger than fiction and all of that.
You are looking for answers? You are seeking knowledge? Start with the masters and the originals.
These recommendations are of my own opinion, do with that what you will.