What are the best books of the 1800s?

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    #1Elective Affinities

    Elective Affinities

    Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is fiction novel that was originally published in 1809. Since its publication, it was adapted into films such as The Elective Affinities released in 1996 and Sometime in August in 2009.

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    Sara Gomez
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I really loved this. It feels like I've barely scratched the surface of it it though. Goethe himself said that you have to read this three times before you get it. I'm looking forward to spending time with this book again."
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    #2The Age Of Reason

    The Age Of Reason

    The Age Of Reason is a book by Thomas Paine who wrote in his book that Bible has no valid proof for its biographies are changing and it was written on different dates. He was sued because of this so he flew to France and lived there. 

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    Joseph Newman
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "The Age Of Reason is one of the best books i have read.I was told by my older brother to read these book because it has a great storyline so i did and i fell in love with it "
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    #3Hymns to the Night

    Hymns to the Night

    Hymns to the Night by Novalis is a poetry novel originally published in 1800. This book is the third edition in Dick Higgins' collection of translated and bilingual classic books of romantic poems.

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    Joseph Mendoza
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "The solution is not good enough because the topic is about the best books of 1800s and not only the year 1800. I doubt that this book belongs even to the list of the best works of the year 1800 but that's not the point here. There were a lot of amazing books written in the 19th century, many of which are considered classics nowadays and are objectively superior to the "Hymns to the Night"."
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    #4Heart of Darkness

    Heart of Darkness

    Heart of Darkness is a novella by Joseph Conrad that tells the story of Charles Marlow and his voyage on the Congo River. The story is inspired by Conrad's own experiences traveling in the Congo River in a Belgian trading steamer. 

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    Humberto Rendón
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Heart of Darkness is rather problematic these days. The blatant racism and toxic masculinity combine to present an example I can share with my students of what we must fight and take to the streets to protest the patriarchy that gave rise to these sort of novels."
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    #5The Crimes of Love

    The Crimes of Love

    The Crimes of Love by Marquis de Sade is an erotic fiction literature originally published in 1800. This book explores selfless love along with the cruelties it comes with. This edition of the book belongs to the Oxford's World Classics.

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    #6Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Debra Morris
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Pride and Prejudice is an absolute literary classic from Jane Austen. I like all her books and am a bit of an Anglophile, so I really like this book. A good finding yourself and your path kind of story."
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    #7Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.

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    Joyce Barnett
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Jane Eyre is a classic tale from the 1800's. I read this book when I was in school and I really enjoyed it, so I recently picked it up again and re-read it. It is every bit as good as it was back then. Highly recommended."
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    #8Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina is widely regarded as one of the best books ever written by Leo Tolstoy, which was first published in 1878. This follows the story of Countess Anna Karenina and her affair with Count Vronsky.

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    Roger Jones
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of historical reads so this book was right up my alley. I read it about two weeks ago and really enjoyed it. It was a difficult read, which I am always expecting when I read books this old. However, the meaning of the book is still very relevant to today. The details about the characters are amazing. Overall, I had a great time reading this book. "
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    #9Phenomenology of Spirit

    Phenomenology of Spirit
    Phenomenology of Spirit is a nonfiction classic philosophical book written by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and translated by A.V. Miller. With over 600 pages, this book was published in 1976 by Oxford University Press.
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    Wayne Robinson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I love this book and am a rather large fan of this particular author. The book is smartly written, has an interesting plot that will keep you guessing, and has great characters. This book was not however published in the 1800's so it doesn't have a place on this list. Still worth checking out though."

Summary

Best What are the best books of the 1800s
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Elective AffinitiesBooks 30 Paid
2The Age Of ReasonBooks 28 Paid
3Hymns to the NightBooks 26 Paid
4Heart of DarknessBooks 25 Paid
5The Crimes of LoveBooks 23 Paid
6Pride and PrejudiceBooks 21 Paid
7Jane EyreBooks 20 Paid
8Anna KareninaBooks 19 Free
9Phenomenology of SpiritBooks 1 Paid
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