Jumat, 18 April 2014

The Differences Between Classic And New Classic Books

By Essie Osborn

Both classical and neo-classical literature are terms applied to works of fiction. Literary works like "Valley of the Dolls, " "Jayne Eyre" and "White Fang" are all examples of fiction. Non-fiction books are based on actual events and facts. The Holy Bible is an example of non-fiction, as are authorized biographies and history books. To fully understand what new classic books are, it is first necessary to have a good definition of classical literature.

What, then, is vintage literature? It depends on whom you ask. Some people interpret this strictly as writings from ancient Rome and Greece, while others view it more liberally, as vocative of a particular style or time period. All of these works provoke strong emotion in some way. "Wuthering Heights, " "Pride and Prejudice" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Neo-classical works are more modern. "The Hobbit, " "Lord of the Flies, " and "The Road, " all stand out as new classics.

"Oliver Twist: The Parish Boy's Progress" was British author, Charles Dickens' second novel in 1838. This is an early example of the social novel. In this case, it highlights the horrible conditions and cruel treatment that was experienced by orphaned children in the early to mid-19th century. A social novel, or protest novel, is a work of fiction in which a persistent social problem is dramatized through the novel's characters.

"The Count of Monte Cristo " was written by Alexandre Dumas in 1845. The story takes place in Italy, France and islands in the Mediterranean. It details the wrongful imprisonment of a man who escapes from prison, earns a fortune and devotes himself to wreaking revenge on the people who helped land him in prison. A great read for people who love revenge stories.

"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" was written in 1876 by Mark Twain, nee Samuel Clemens. The book is an adventure story based on the character of a young boy, Tom, growing up alongside the Mississippi in the fictional town of St Petersburg. The story spawned five sequels, two of which were never completed. These were "Huck and Tom Among the Indians, " and "Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy."

George Orwell's "1984, " sometimes written as, "Nineteen Eighty-Four, " was written in 1949. It has been described as a dystopian novel. This genre of fictional literature portrays undesirable societies. It is the opposite of utopia. Other examples of dystopian literature include Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" and, more recently, "The Hunger Games, " written by Suzanne Collins.

Also entitled, "The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death, " "Slaughterhouse-Five" is a satire about World War II experiences. While the book is an easy read, the underlying story is anything but. It was written by Kurt Vonnegut in 1969, Slaughterhouse-Five was made into a film in 1972 starring Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche and Valerie Perrine.

"The Road, " by Cormac McCarthy, is a work of post-apocalyptic literature, a genre which deals with the aftermath of the end of civilization. In fact, in "The Road, " the cause of the cataclysm is of no importance. The story instead revolves around the survival of the destruction of human society and, ultimately, all life on Earth.

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