Classic Literature has long been a favourite stimulus for film productions. From The Wizard of Oz in 1939 to the Great Gatsby of 2013, many reputable actors have lent their skills to preserving the plots of ageless literary creations.
But what is it that makes the Classics so timeless? Why are they able to hold their own in the ever changing world of literature?
Perhaps these Christmas holidays you could find out. Some to get started with include:
|Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald F.Scott)
Set on Long Island at a time when wealth meant lavish parties and beautiful woman, this Jazz Age classic tells the story of Jay Gatsby and his illustrious and glamorous lifestyle of frivolity and love.
|Les Miserable (Victor Hugo)
After being released from serving 17 years in a French prison for stealing a loaf of bread, Jean Valjean must contend with prejudice and harassment as he tries to live virtuously among those who will not forget his past.
|To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Often voted the best novel of the twentieth century, this is a story of Atticus and his legal struggle to defend a black man against an unfair rape charge during the time of White Supremacy in the Deep South.
|Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
A passionate, tumultuous and tempestuous love story played out against the lonely moors of northern England. Gothic realism and symbolism combine to form a psychological novel of love and revenge.
|The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum) (Electronic version)
Influenced by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, this best-known and most widely translated story of popular culture traces Dorothy's adventures through the fantasy land of Oz.