There are so many classics that we all love, and even more than the ones we all know about, so it’s time I share some of my favorite underrated classics. These four are the ones I also recommend, so add them to the list (let me know which ones you actually want to read after I’ve recommended them to you).
Emma by Jane Austen
The most read/favorite by Jane Austen is Pride and Prejudice, but I didn’t like it that much. Emma definitely is my favorite. (Haven’t read them all yet though). I love the message in this one (you don’t need a man to make you happy) and it’s really modern for its time being. I also love how funny Emma is. It’s not the most underrated classic on the list, but definitely one that doesn’t get that much attention as her other novels.
Burmese Days by George Orwell
Everyone reads Animal Farm/1984 first, because those two are his most well known novels, but I recommend Burmese Days. Most classics are set in the first world, but I love it that this one isn’t. It’s set in India and it’s about colonialism, but indeed from India’s perspective instead from our world. That’s why it makes this novel so unique.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodson Burnett
I’ve also read The Secret Garden by her, but I love this even more. I love the writing style, but most of all I love the message (be happy with what you have, even if that means “nothing”) and the main character. She’s so sweet and loving with the imaginative mind that a child has. Definitely a must read.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lover
I really feel like this is a novel that many people don’t even know about, while it’s so so good. It made me feel (also because of the personal things the main character goes through) and it’s more than “just a novel about sex”. Because of that reason it has been banned many times and I also think that’s why many people don’t read it, but just do. It’s so sad and it deals with many moral decisions.
What is your favorite underrated classic?