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The most popular books classics

Classics divide minds: some read the mostly thick books only when they are at school and are happy when they finally no longer come across this type of reading. Others, on the other hand, cannot get enough of the classics of this world and let themselves be carried away to other worlds by the greatest authors of our history. Not always linguistically easy, but these novels provide a lot of food for thought and are definitely worth reading! For the lovers of the classic novels, here we have the perfect list collecting the best books. Vote for your favorites and add more great classics. But first we will tell you which novels the Lovelybooks editors particularly like.

The five recommendations of the LovelyBooks editorial team

  1. Friedrich Dürrenmatt

    The visit of the old lady

    First publication: 01/01/1956
    Current edition: 08/01/2003
    "A billion for slurry if someone kills Alfred Ill"! Claire Zachanassian returns to her old hometown, where Ill broke her heart back then. After being impregnated and slandered by him, Claire swears revenge and offers a billion for Alfred's head. Since Güllen is on the verge of financial ruin, this offer sounds very tempting to some ... A brilliant novel that portrays human greed for wealth and power with terrifying clarity!