Books are evergreen. Some books are even more so. Several generations have come and gone but the appeal of these books endures forever. Here's a list of five of the most cherished books of all times.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a perfect successor to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain certainly advances his literary skills with Huckleberry Finn and captivates the readers with this tale of two companions Huck and Jim and their journey down the Mississippi River. Whereas the children are fascinated by Huck’s escapades, the adult readers always find a new layer of allegory or a new meaning in this social commentary.

The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana

Written in 2 nd century BC, this classic treatise on sexual education by Maharishi Vatsyayana highlights different aspects of physical love. Kamasutra may be dedicated to erotic love, but it is much more than a sex manual. It explores the entire gamut of man-woman relationship and the sexual customs prevailing in the East in those times.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a collection of twelve stories presented by Dr. Watson in form of a narrative. All of these twelve mysteries put to test Holmes’ intelligence, astute observation, instincts, and research skills. But as always, Sherlock Holmes is able to solve these mysteries with his unmatched detective skills.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s delightful and engaging love story-Pride and Prejudice is about money and marriage. The story is set amidst the class-conscious England of the late 18th century. Rich but arrogant Mr. Darcy meets intelligent and strong-willed Elizabeth and is drawn toward her. But Elizabeth’s prejudice doesn’t allow the two to come close. Lydia’s elopement gives Darcy an opportunity to prove his worth to Elizabeth and by then she too realizes that she loves him.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer brings to mind the images of a cheeky boy Tom who is always up to some mischief, a new trick, or a new adventure. He often exasperates his Aunt Polly because of his escapades and mischievousness. The reasons for the novel's enduring popularity are that it represents the carefree world of boyhood and it introduces Huck Finn who with the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was to become a folk hero of America.

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