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Three Classic Novels Better Read in Spring

These novels not only stand the test of time but also resonate deeply with the themes of spring.

Last Updated on April 22, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

The Reader's Couch podcast - Three Classic Novels Better Read in Spring

Three Classic Novels Better Read in Spring

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These novels not only stand the test of time but also resonate deeply with the themes of spring which include: growth, rebirth, and self-discovery.  From the landscapes of Italy and England to the enchanting confines of a garden and the intricate social fabric of a 19th-century English town, these stories also invite readers on a journey through love, freedom, and the quest for personal identity.  So whether you’re revisiting these beloved classics or discovering them for the first time, they promise to leave a mark on your heart and mind.

Three Classic Novels Better Read in Spring

Three Classic Novels Better Read in Spring

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

E. M. Forster’s “A Room with a View” is a compelling novel set in the early 20th century that explores the themes of class, societal expectations, and personal freedom.  The novel is Set in both Italy and England and it tells the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young English woman navigating the constraints of Edwardian society.

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a timeless novel that tells the story of Mary Lennox, a young, orphaned girl sent to live with her uncle in a large, seemingly lifeless mansion on the Yorkshire moors.  Within this setting, Mary discovers a locked, neglected garden. Through her persistence, she not only unlocks the garden but also awakens a deeper sense of life, friendship, and healing. We also see how the transformation of the garden parallels the emotional and physical rehabilitation of the characters, crafting a compelling narrative of rejuvenation and the healing power of nature.

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Middlemarch by George Eliot

“Middlemarch,” a novel by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans) is a sprawling narrative that intricate webs the lives, ambitions, and destinies of multiple characters in the fictional provincial town of Middlemarch, England.  Through various characters and storylines, “Middlemarch” explores themes of marriage, morality, ambition, and the complexities of human nature. Plus we see the characters in “Middlemarch” undergo significant personal growth and transformation. 

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What classic books do you think are better read in spring?

Have you read any of these books? Are any of them on your TBR? Let’s talk all about reading classic novels in spring in the comments below.

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