Best $5 Books (Classics Edition)

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Hey everyone!

This is a list of five fiction classics that cost less than $5 each. I did not take my rating into the account, only the rating from Goodreads. I know there are many more, and maybe even better than the ones on the list. If you feel like you know one like that, please leave a comment. Let’s get to it.

Hamlet

Hamlet

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US$3.98 with free shipping worldwide.

Rating: 4/5 (559,144 ratings by Goodreads)

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. ‘Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.’ Considered one of Shakespeare’s most rich and enduring plays, the depiction of its hero Hamlet as he vows to avenge the murder of his father by his brother Claudius is both powerful and complex. As Hamlet tries to find out the truth of the situation, his troubled relationship with his mother comes to the fore, as do the paradoxes in his personality. A play of carefully crafted conflict and tragedy, Shakespeare’s intricate dialogue continues to fascinate audiences to this day.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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US$3.97 with free shipping worldwide.

Rating: 4.01/5 (428,114 ratings by Goodreads)

In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ― began work on a book to help supplement his family’s meager income. That volume, A Christmas Carol, has long since become one of the most beloved stories in the English language. As much a part of the holiday season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favorite continues to delight new readers and rekindle thoughts of charity and goodwill. With its characters exhibiting many qualities ― as well as failures ― often ascribed to Dickens himself, the imaginative and entertaining tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge’s eerie encounters with a series of spectral visitors. Journeying with them through Christmases past, present, and future, he is ultimately transformed from an arrogant, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a generous, warmhearted, and caring human being. Written by one of England’s greatest and most popular novelists, A Christmas Carol has come to epitomize the true meaning of Christmas.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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US$3.93 with free shipping worldwide.

Rating: 3.86/5 (291,528 ratings by Goodreads)

When a turn-of-the-century scientist travels into the distant future in his time machine, he expects to find progress and superior people. But instead he discovers a world in decay.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Rating:  3.79/5 (250,893 ratings by Goodreads)

‘All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil.’ After taking an elixir created in his laboratory, mild mannered Dr Jekyll is transformed into the cruel and despicable Mr Hyde. Although seemingly harmless at first, things soon descend into chaos and Jekyll quickly realises there is only one way to stop Hyde. Stevenson’s quintessential novella of the Victorian era epitomizes the conflict between psychology, science and religious morality, but is fundamentally a triumphant study of the duality of human nature.

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

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US$3.43 with free shipping worldwide.

Rating: 3.82/5 (241,794 ratings by Goodreads)

The Call of the Wild, considered by many London’s greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man’s world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience.

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5 thoughts on “Best $5 Books (Classics Edition)

  1. chocobosage 5 Jul 2017 / 11:19 am

    Read all but Hamlet, although i’ve been in a school play of it haha. Definitely all good books, Call of the Wild and Time Machine are favourites of mine.
    I’d recommend An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley

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    • vikingreviewsblog 6 Jul 2017 / 3:05 pm

      I’d have to say that Call of the Wild would be my favorite too. I strongly recommend that you read Hamlet, it is great!

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  2. itsareaderslife 5 Jul 2017 / 11:50 am

    I’ve never read any of these books but I’ve heard great things about them, particularly Hamlet. Great post😊

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    • vikingreviewsblog 6 Jul 2017 / 3:06 pm

      I strongly recommend all of them. I mean it, you will not regret reading them. Especially something like A Christmas Carol.

      Liked by 1 person

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