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The Global Popularity Of Classic Books

Apr 4, 2008
Classic books have proven their worth for their contribution for social development, changes, and awakening. A lot of great changes can be attributed to the contributions made by classic stories which have touched the minds and hearts of lots of people up to the present time.

Below are some classic book stories which have been a great value for their contribution in society:

1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. It was originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago in 1900, and has since been republished several times, sometimes under the name The Wizard of Oz. The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy in the Land of Oz. It is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated.

2. The Art of War is one of the oldest books which feature military strategy in the world. It is the first and one of the most successful work on techniques and has had a big influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, and beyond. Sun Tzu was the first to acknowledge the significance of positioning in strategy and that position is affected both by objective conditions in the physical environment and the subjective opinions of competitive actors in that environment. He taught that techniques was not planning in the sense of working through a to-do list, but rather that it needs quickly responding exactly to changing conditions.

3. Frankenstein-- also called ' The Modern Prometheus'-- is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the this classic story when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published an put into market anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel pertains to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to develop life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In contemporary popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein" (especially in films since 1931), despite this being the name of the scientist. Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement or activities.

There are other classic written books who have made a popular impact in different places all over the world. In fact, most of these classic books have been presented to public in different art media like theater, film, radio, etc.
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