Book Day is very close. On April 23, a series of celebrations are held throughout the country that revolve around something magical: books. That same day William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died , just in the year 1616, although the truth is that the most punctilious say that it was not really like that, because there was a gap between the English and Spanish calendars.
Be that as they may, on the Sant Jordi festival, celebrated with special intensity in Catalonia, we enjoy a day that is lived in the streets and in which roses and books share tradition . In the rest of Spain, readers also celebrate their particular day, in which they usually buy volumes to give to others or give them to oneself, which never hurts.
Another option, very interesting by the way, is to download great classics to enjoy, even in digital format, through your computer, tablet or your electronic book reader. On the occasion of Book Day, we want to propose a selection of 100 recommended books - wonderful and essential - to download for free . We hope you like them!
1. Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
We could not begin a literary selection of classics without mentioning the classic par excellence. It is, without a doubt, the greatest work of our literature and world literature, so if you have not read it yet, take this opportunity to enjoy the wonderful adventures of Don Quixote.
Download Don Quijote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
2. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
And now we go for another essential classic. It is about Romeo and Juliet, the famous Shakespearean tragedy in which it tells the story of two young lovers who decide to carry on with their love affair despite the legendary rivalry that exists between their families.
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3. The Metamorphosis of Franz Kafka
If you haven't read it yet, you're taking time. Because it is an essential piece in the puzzle of universal literature. Kafka's Metamorphosis narrates the transformation of Gregory Samsa into an insect. A family drama is about to unfold.
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4. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
It is probably one of the most wonderful works of universal literature that exists, with a significance that goes beyond the purely literary fact. Bored as she was, Alicia sees a White Rabbit and follows him, curious, to the burrow. After the fall into the hole a fascinating adventure begins.
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5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
It is one of the most important works of the 19th century and, logically, of universal literature. Framed in the context of romanticism, Les Miserables deals with philosophical issues such as good and evil, ethics, justice and religion.
Download Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.Julles Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth
If you prefer adventures, perhaps you should download Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, one of the author's most wonderful contributions, in which it deals with the expedition of a teacher, a nephew and a guide to the interior of the Earth.
Download Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
7. Homer's Odyssey
And speaking of adventures, if you want to read the adventure par excellence, you have to download The Odyssey, attributed to Homer. It is a Greek epic poem composed of 24 songs that narrates the return home, after the Trojan War, of Odysseus (Ulysses, in Latin).
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8. Homer's Iliad
Although if you are passionate about these stories, you should probably start with The Iliad. It explains what happened for 51 days in the last year of the Trojan War.
Download Homer's Iliad
9. Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy
Let's continue with another of the great and essential works of universal literature. Dante's Divine Comedy is the most important masterpiece of Italian literature and, obviously, one of the greatest contributions to world literature. It was fundamental in the transition from medieval to Renaissance thought.
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10. Bram Stoker's Dracula
The myth of the vampire is in countless literary proposals, but Bram Stoker's Dracula is a fundamental work, no doubt. The novel was published in 1897 and this is undoubtedly the most famous vampire in history, inspired by Vlad Draculea, a historical figure better known as Vlad the Impaler.
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11. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
If you haven't read Pride and Prejudice yet, you can now run to download it. It is the most famous novel by Jane Austen, in which she describes the life of a group of young people who came to the countryside, near the city of London, between the 18th and 19th centuries.
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12. Rhymes and Legends of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
We now go to a Spanish author. This is Bécquer's essential work, in which he returns to the historical past and in whose narratives fantastic elements are introduced. The Rhymes and Legends were actually published after the author's death and almost disappeared in a fire.
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13. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Let's continue shrouded in mystery, now with the mythical Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It's hard to understand our culture without reading Shelley, so here is a recommendation and a download of gold from what is also known as modern Prometheus. An incomparable delight.
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14. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
We suggest another work by Jules Verne, another mythical one, which is Around the World in 80 Days. A true jewel of literature in which the adventures of Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout, his assistant, are narrated.
Download Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
15. Lyric poetry by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
From the end of the Hispanic Baroque, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is the author who occupies a more prominent position. As a woman, she claimed the right to study. And it is that in reality, her vocation was more intellectual than religious. Bright and bold, it's worth reading.
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16. Crime and Punishment of Fyodor Dostoevsky
Let us now travel to Dostoevsky's Russia to read one of his most famous works: Crime and Punishment. As you know, this explains the life of Rodion Raskolnikov, a student who has to leave his studies due to lack of money, despite the efforts of his mother and sister.
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17. Stendhal Red and Black
And if we talk about great mythical works, we cannot ignore Stendhal's Red and Black. It is, without a doubt, one of the best novels in French literature, in which the story of the ambition of a young man who wants to overcome his original poverty is told.
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18. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
And without leaving France, we propose you the most famous story of Flaubert. It is, logically, Madame Bovary, a realistic novel that narrates the life of Charles Bovary and his wife Emma.
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19. Fable of Polyphemus and Galatea by Luis de Góngora
Góngora recreated in the Fable of Polyphemus and Galatea the story of Polyphemus, son of Poseidon, who already appears in The Metamorphoses of Ovid. A delight of our literature that no one should miss.
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20. Germinal by Émile Zola
If you are looking for French literature of a level, you cannot forget Zola either. Standard bearer of naturalism, Germinal is the thirteenth novel that Émile Zola published in the Les Rougon-Macquart series. It tells the story, very hard and absolutely dramatic, of the miners of northern France in 1860. If you want to complement the reading experience, you can do it with the wonderful film of the same name by Claude Berri.
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21. Papa Goriot de Honoré de Balzac
Papa Goriot is one of Balzac's most important works. Eugène Rastignac is a young man with aspirations to enter high society. He resides with other pensioners of the Vauquer House, such as Papa Goriot, a man who lives in misery after being rejected by his daughters, for whom he sacrificed everything.
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22. Herman Melville's Moby Dick
It is the novel by Herman Melville. Moby Dick describes the journey of the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab with Ishmael and the harpooner Quiqueg. His obsession? Chase the big white sperm whale.
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23. The cloudy water of Eva Canel
El agua turbia by Eva Canel is a novel that talks about the war in Cuba. It is about the love affairs of Julia de Bauzan, a young and wealthy Creole widow, and Carlos Gómez, a colonel in the Spanish army, amid a series of intrigues and discord.
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24. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island is the novel of novels. Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, who has served as a source of inspiration to create countless subsequent works, both in film, television, comics and even video games. But if you want to go to the original source, here it is.
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25. Rubén Darío's Blue
Now let's go back to Spanish letters. Azul is a book of poems by Rubén Darío and one of the most important works of modernism. You can download it in full here.
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26. The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
He influenced other great poets, such as Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud or Stéphan Mallarmé. The Flowers of Evil is one of the most important works of modern poetry and the masterpiece of Charles Baudelaire.
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27. Aesop's Fables
Within the collection of timeless classics we also have Aesop's Fables. These collect moral teachings, not doctrines, through daily experiences.
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28. Galician Songs of Rosalía de Castro
Cantares gallegos is a collection of poems of manners, love, social and intimate, in which Rosalía de Castro wanted to reflect the rural society in which she lived.
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29. El Lazarillo de Tormes by Anonymous
Precursor of the picaresque novel, La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes and his fortunes and adversities narrates the life of Lázaro de Tormes, since he was born, his childhood and adulthood.
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30. Lysistrata of Aristophanes
It is probably one of the most popular Aristophanes comedies against the war. In Lysistrata the women make the women's sexual strike.
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31. The pazos de Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bazán
If before we talked about naturalism and Zola, in Spain we have another reference that we cannot ignore, which is Los pazos de Ulloa by Emilio Pardo Bazán. We have a TV adaptation from 1985, but as you know, there is nothing like going to the original source.
Download Los pazos de Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bazán
32. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
The Prince and the Pauper is one of the most important works of Mark Twain. It tells the story of a young beggar, Tom Canty, who has a desire for a better life.
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
33. The Song of the Mio Cid by Anonymous
If we talk about legendary works of Spanish literature, we have to talk about the Cid Campeador. As you know, it is an anonymous deed song, in which the exploits of the Castilian knight Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar are recounted.
Download El Cantar del Mio Cid by Anonymous
34. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Now let's go to the classics of English literature. Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre was a very popular novel already at the time of its publication. Within the genre of the romance novel is a must.
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35. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Let's continue with Jonathan Swift's masterpiece through Gullliver's Travels, a satire on human nature. A classic of English literature that you should not miss.
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36. Campos de Castilla by Antonio Machado
This February marked the 80th anniversary of the death of Antonio Machado. One of his masterpieces is, without a doubt, Campos de Castilla. The most beautiful poetry written in our language.
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37. Book of good love by Arcipreste de Hita
Let us now travel to the fourteenth century to enter the mester of clergy. The Book of Good Love is a composition of more than 1,700 varied stanzas, in which the autobiography - albeit fictitious - of Juan Ruiz, the Archpriest of Hita, is treated.
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38. Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
It is another of Jules Verne's key novels, a work narrated in the first person by the French biologist Pierre Aronnax, a biologist who was a prisoner of Captain Nemo, aboard the mythical Nautilus.
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39. The silly lady of Lope de Vega
Let's continue with theater and travel to the Spanish Golden Age to discover Lope de Vega's La dama boba. A sitcom about love's ability to awaken intelligence.
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40. Don Juan Tenorio from José de Zorrilla
Within the theater genre we also find Don Juan Tenorio by José de Zorrila, a romantic drama that was published in 1844 and that, along with other works, collects and embraces the myth of Don Juan.
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41. A winter in Mallorca by George Sand
George Sand was, at the end of the 19th century, the lover of Frédéric Chopin. The work is nothing more than a travel notebook, purely autobiographical, in which the experiences of the pianist on the island of Mallorca are recounted, where he went to spend time due to his illness.
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42. Genji Novel by Murasaki Shikibu
The Novel or the Tale of Genji is a classic novel of Japanese literature, which was written around the year 1000 by a woman: Murasaki Shikibu. The story is made up of different anecdotes related to royalty.
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43. Cruel Tales of Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam
He was a curious and absolutely unconventional author. The tales of Villiers de l'Isle-Adam will not leave you indifferent, because they are halfway between the absurd, the terrifying, the ironic and even the macabre.
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44. Exemplary novels by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Don Miguel de Cervantes created a legendary work, probably one of the most impressive in world literature. However, your copy Novejas are also essential. And you can download them here.
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45. The Franz Kafka Trial
The novel was published posthumously in 1925, although the manuscript of The Kafka Trial was not finished. Josef K. is arrested without knowing why and from there, he faces a real nightmare: defend himself without knowing what.
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46. New leaves of Rosalía de Castro
Originally published in the Galician language, it is considered the deepest and richest work by Rosalía de Castro, divided into five parts: Vaguedás, Do intimo, Varia, Da terra e As viuvas dos vivos e as viuvas dos mortos.
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47. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Of the adventure novels in all of our literary history, Robinson Crusoe is probably one of the most important. In this, the 28 years of life of an English castaway on a desert island are narrated.
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48. Medea of Euripides
Let's go now to the Greek tragedy, because we will recover one of the most important works: Euripides' Medea. This tells the story of Jason who, after conquering the Golden Fleece, married Medea and had a son in Yolcos.
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49. A Christmas Song by Charles Dickens
The tale of Charles Dickens is a wonderful creation that recreates the character of a grumpy miser named Ebenezer Scrooge, in which we are shown that it is never too late to change our lives and help others. A masterpiece for Christmas and for any time of the year.
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50. Sophocles' Oedipus Rex
Another classic work of Greek theater is undoubtedly Sophocles' Oedipus the King. It is a masterpiece that, like all the tragedies of the time, deals with conflicts and human values, taken to the extreme.
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51. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written by a woman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin is a play on the theme of slavery. In this two stories are told: that of the black man in the house and that of the black man in the country, willing to do anything to save his family.
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52. The life of the Buscón by Francisco de Quevedo
The Life of the Buscón is the story of the life of a rogue, involved in a series of certainly catastrophic adventures. Their attempts to achieve economic and social stability fail again and again.
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53. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Another mythical work is undoubtedly the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. The story takes place during the historical events of 1814 and 1838 and it deals with issues such as justice, revenge, mercy or forgiveness.
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54. Book of Restlessness by Fernando Pessoa
In Portuguese literature, Fernando Pessoa's Book of Restlessness is an enormous reference. The work includes hundreds of fragments, aphorisms and philosophical ramblings and even on everyday questions drawn up between 1913 and 1935.
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55. The Horla of Guy de Maupassant
It is a short story, but absolutely fascinating. Guy de Maupassant's Horla is a horror story in which, through a kind of diary, the main character's fears are narrated when he feels that the Horla surrounds him and controls everything, even at night, while he sleeps.
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56. The Regenta of Leopoldo Alas Clarín
Oviedo is masked after the name of Vetusta, which is the main city in La Regenta by Leopoldo Alas Clarín, where Ana Ozores lives, coming from a noble family that has come down, suffering from bovarism.
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57. Aunt Tula by Miguel de Unamuno
Let's continue with a work that is the heritage of our literature and that is, without a doubt, one of Miguel de Unamuno's top creations. It is Aunt Tula, of which Gertrudis is the protagonist, a woman who throughout her life must make multiple sacrifices to satisfy her will to be a mother.
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58. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte
Wuthering Heights is the most important work of Emily Brönte, one of the Brönte sisters, whose publication had a rather lukewarm reception, but which years later was the subject of countless adaptations, both in film and in theater and other productions cultural.
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59. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Let's continue within the universe of English literature with another great work by Arthur Conan Doyle. In this case, we will talk about The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a book made up of a total of twelve stories in which Sherlock Holmes is the main character.
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60. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Influenced, without a doubt, by the picaresque novel, this famous British work by the great Charles Dickens narrates the adventures of Oliver, an orphan boy who spends the first years of his existence in Mrs. Mann's orphanage and is inevitably carried away by the cruel life in the city.
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61. Franz Kafka's Castle
We have told you about other Kafka novels, but it is evident that El Castillo could not be absent from this selection. The novel tells us about bureaucracy, frustration and alienation, in the persistent attempts of a man named K to integrate himself into the system.
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62. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
If there is a classic par excellence in English literature that is, without a doubt, Shakespeare's Macbeth. The work is inspired by Macbeth, king of the scraps between 1040 and 1050, based on the Chronicles of Holinshed to make the story.
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63. Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
Based on the own experiences of the author, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women is considered the first feminist novel. It tells the life of four girls who, after adolescence, become women while the United States Civil War takes place.
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64. La Celestina by Fernando de Rojas
It is the best example we have of humanistic comedy. La Celestina or the Tragicomedy of Calisto and Melibea by Fernando de Rojas is a composition from the late 15th century that was banned in 1792.
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65. Peter Pan by James Barrie
You will know him from the large number of adaptations that were made after the event, but the character of Peter Pan is the son of James Barrie. The original play premiered in 1904 and was called Peter Pan and Wendy.
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66. Gypsy ballads by Federico García Lorca
Let's go back to our literature with one of the most important poetic works of the 20th century. It is, without a doubt, Federico García Lorca's Gypsy Ballads, a compilation of eighteen romances inspired by gypsy culture and in which Lorca elements such as the moon, the sky, the moon, the night or death appear.
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67. The Well and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
There are probably few accounts comparable to Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum. The story was published in 1842 and describes the restlessness, bewilderment and abandonment of a person who is predestined for death.
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68. Our Lady of Paris by Victor Hugo
The fateful fire that perpetrated on April 15, 2019 in the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris made that just a day later, Our Lady of Paris by Victor Hugo was one of the most demanded books in stores like Amazon. It is a composition of eleven books that tells the story of the gypsy Esmeralda, the hunchback Quasimodo and the archdeacon Claude Frollo.
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69. Love poems by Alfonsina Storni
Alfonsina Storni was a wonderful Argentine poet who gave us the most beautiful poems related to modernism. After being detected cancer, she was operated successfully but did not want to continue with the therapy, which was very painful. She committed suicide by going into the sea.
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70. Middlemarch: A Study of Life in the Provinces of George Eliot
Let's now take a look at another novel written by a woman: George Eliot, a pseudonym for Mary Anne Evans. This takes place in a fictional city, called MiddleMarch (in the Midlands) between 1830 and 1832. It consists of a large number of characters, but it progresses in a clear way, dealing with such important issues as marriage, the situation of women, religion , hypocrisy or education.
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71. The Thousand and One Nights of Anonymous
An essential classic of universal literature. The Thousand and One Nights is a compilation of traditional Middle Eastern tales in the Arabic language, whose origin is an ancient Persian book called Hazâr afsâna or that of the thousand legends.
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72. Fog by Miguel de Unamuno
Let's continue with another novel or nivola , rather, by Don Miguel de Unamuno. This is Niebla, an essential part of our literature, in which the author narrates the existential problems of Augusto Pérez. He questions his own daily life and visits Unamuno, who puts him in front of the mirror to tell him that he is nothing more than a fictional character.
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73. Electra of Sophocles
There is always room for a great classic and Sophocles' Electra could not be absent from this compilation. Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War and his wife, Clytemnestra, assassinates him. The tragedy is served.
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74. Life is a dream of Calderón de la Barca
Calderón de la Barca is one of our most famous authors, so we wanted to add here one of his most famous plays. Life is a dream was released in 1635 and this is about human freedom and their ability to direct their own destiny.
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75. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexander Dumas
He was a famous character that Alexander Dumas framed in one of his masterpieces. The man in the iron mask was imprisoned in the Bastille prison between the 17th and 18th centuries. During the time he was in prison he wore a mask. His real name remains unknown.
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76. Saturnian Poems by Paul Verlaine
In his time, Paul Verlaine was not especially recognized, but today we know him for being part of that special group of cursed writers. If you want to delve into his particular world, you can start with his first collection of poems, published in 1866.
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77. The house of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca
If we were to recommend Lorca's books, we would recommend them all. But here we have to make a selection. Now for an essential play: The House of Bernarda Alba. It is a play written in three acts, although it could not be released until 1945.
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78. The Brothers Karamazov by Fiodr Dostoevsky
The Brothers Karamazov is a philosophical novel by Dostoevsky that is set in 19th century Russia and in which issues such as ethics, God, freedom and morality are dealt with in depth.
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79. Coplas for the death of his father by Jorge Manrique
It is one of the most important works of our literature. It is about the elegy that Jorge Manrique wrote on the death of his father, Santiago Rodrigo Manrique's master. It was written from November 1476, which is the date on which the man is known to have died.
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80. The sentimental education of Gustave Flaubert
A capital work of realism is, without a doubt, The Sentimental Education of Gustave Flaubert. The author of the legendary Madame Bovary gives us here one of the most important novels of the 19th century. In this, Frédéric Moreau, falls in love with a woman older than him, Madame Arnoux.
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81. Along the Swann Path by Marcel Proust
You already know that Marcel Proust's most famous work is In Search of Lost Time. The first volume is Just On the Path of Swann, in which the author describes the childhood and the love and jealousy story lived by Swann and Odette. If you have read it, you will remember that this includes the fragment in which the narrator tastes a cupcake dipped in tea that takes him back to the past.
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82. The works of the indefatigable creator Pío Cid by Ángel Ganivet
The works of the indefatigable creator Pío Cid is a very special work, by Ángel Ganivet, which narrates the costumbrista life of Madrid during the author's student years. We can say that it is a psychological and autobiographical novel. A beautiful and melancholic story that is worth reading.
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83. Poet in New York by Federico García Lorca
Let's continue with another very special work by our beloved Federico García Lorca. It is a work created between 1929 and 1930, which the Granada-born writer wrote during his stay at Columbia University in New York. It was published in 1940, four years after he was assassinated.
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84. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
While The Pit and the Pendulum is one of Poe's most important stories, we cannot in any way overlook what The Fall of the House of Usher represents for the author's bibliographic set. It is a horror story published for the first time in 1939, in which, after the death of Lady Madeline, terrible events and a most tragic ending continue to occur.
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85. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
We have already made some recommendations about Charles Dickens, but we could not forget (it would be a crime), his David Copperfield. The novel narrates the life, from birth to death, of David and of all those who in one way or another were part of his life.
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86. The crisis of the humanism of Ramiro de Maeztu
Maeztu is, along with other authors of the generation of 98, a very valuable writer, from whom we can enjoy many works, but in this case, we have decided to recover The crisis of humanism. If you are interested in the philosophical question, you should download it now.
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87. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Let's go for another mythical novel: it is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, a novel in which Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer, investigates what relationship exists between a friend of his, Dr. Henry Jekyll and the misanthrope Edward Hyde.
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88. Miracles of Our Lady of Gonzalo de Berceo
It is the most important work of Gonzalo de Berceo. It was written between 1246 and 1252 (approximately) and compiles, by the hand of this secular clergyman from the San Millán monastery, twenty-five miracles of the Virgin Mary. The work is written in Riojan.
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89. The awakening of Kate Chopin
Let's take a look at this work first published in 1899 and written by a woman, Kate Chopin, called The Awakening, set in New Orleans. It tells the story of Edna Pontellier and her point of view on femininity and motherhood.
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90. War and Peace of Leo Tolstoy
We have recommended a few Russian works, but we did not want to leave War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, an essential work of world literature. The narrative takes place in the context of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia and follows the story, intertwined, of four families: the Bezújov family, the Bolkonsky family, the Rostova family and the Kuragin family.
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91. The yes of the girls of Leandro Fernández Moratín
A little more Spanish theater. The Yes of the Girls by Leandro Fernández Moratín, a comedy in which Doña Francisca, a girl of only 16 years old, is betrothed to Don Diego, 59 years old, at the desire and demand of Doña Irene. However, Francisca is in love with the soldier Don Carlos. It will be Rita who helps them to be together.
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92. Faust of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We cannot understand world literature or European literature without having read Goethe's Faust. Published in two parts, between 1808 and 1832, we can say that the work was conceived more to be read than to be represented. Something like La Celestina.Download Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
93. Luces de Bohemia by Ramón María del Valle-Inclán
It is probably one of the most important plays of our recent literature. Luces de Bohemia represents a new theatrical genre invented by Valle-Inclán, the grotesque, in which the last hours of Max Estrella's life are narrated, an old, miserable and blind bohemian who wanders through a marginal Madrid. On his pilgrimage he is led by Don Latino de Hispalis. Pure decadence and the most beautiful literature.
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94. Sab by Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
Another play written by a woman. In this case Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, in 1841. The book deals with the situation of slaves and women in 19th century Cuba. The protagonist is named after the title of the work, or vice versa. It is the slave Sab.
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95. A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud
Arthur Rimbaud is another of the cursed writers that we told you about a little above, so we could not dismiss this selection of books without one of his works. We will do it with A Season in Hell, which is a long and complicated prose poem, which is especially difficult to understand. He published it himself, even after deciding to quit writing.
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96. Ana Karenina de León Tolstoi
It seems that to write Ana Karenina, Leon Tolstoy was inspired by the daughter of the Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin, Maria Hartung, who lived between 1832 and 1919. The novel is considered one of the most important works of Russian realism and a true jewel for our universal literature.
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97. The Seagull by Cecilia Böhl de Faber (Fernán Caballero)
It was written by Cecilia Böhl de Faber, but she did so under the pseudonym Fernán Caballero. La gaviota, published in 1849, narrates the triumph and fall of Gaviota, a young woman with a beautiful voice, who had enormous successes in Madrid and Seville. She fell in love, however, with a bullfighter who died at the foot of the plaza.
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98. Juan de Mairena (sentences, gifts, notes and memories of an apocryphal professor) by Antonio Machado
A fundamental part of Machado's thought is collected, without a doubt, in Juan de Mairena (sentences, grace, notes and memories of an apocryphal professor). A work in which our poet does an extensive philosophical exercise that is worth (and a lot) worth reading.
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99. A Study in Scarlet for Arthur Conan Doyle
Let's continue with a bit of mystery. In this case with the Scarlet Study by Arthur Conan Doyle, a novel written and published for the first time in 1887. If you are interested in the stories of detective Sherlock Holmes, you will like to know that this was published as the first novel in the series. It featured illustrations by the author's father, Charles Altamont Doyle.
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100. Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
We finish this selection with a hundred great and recommended works to download with Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. If you read Alice in Wonderland, you don't want to miss the second part, in which some of the characters from the first are recovered. Enjoy it (this and all).
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