Classic Gems in Bite-Sized Packages: 10 Must-Read Books Under 100 Pages

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In a world where time is a precious commodity, it’s often a challenge to dive into lengthy tomes. That’s why we’ve curated a list of classic literary treasures that won’t demand an eternity of your attention. These captivating books, all under 100 pages, are perfect for readers on the go. Join us as we explore these concise classics tailor-made for Gen Z and millennial women between 15 and 40.

1. “Animal Farm” by George Orwell (90 pages)

Orwell’s allegorical masterpiece takes you on a thought-provoking journey into a farmyard where the animals rise against their human oppressors.

2. “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka (50 pages)

Experience the surreal transformation of Gregor Samsa into a giant insect in this existential classic that will leave
you pondering the human condition.

3. “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (32 pages)

Delve into the unsettling tale of a woman’s descent into madness, a chilling exploration of gender roles and mental health.

4. “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson (64 pages)

Uncover the duality of human nature as you follow Dr. Jekyll’s dangerous experiment with a potion that unleashes his inner demon.

5. “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (83 pages)

A whimsical and philosophical journey with the Little Prince, offering profound insights in a deceptively simple story.

6. “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck (107 pages)

Just slightly over 100 pages, but a timeless classic nonetheless. Explore the deep friendship of George and Lennie during the Great Depression.

7. “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” by Leo Tolstoy (77 pages)

Tolstoy’s exploration of mortality and the human condition through the life and death of Ivan Ilyich is a masterclass in storytelling.

8. “Bartleby, the Scrivener” by Herman Melville (64 pages)

A tale of passive resistance and the human condition, Melville’s story will leave you pondering the enigmatic Bartleby.

9. “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin (99 pages)

Delve into the inner world of Edna Pontellier as she rebels against societal norms in this feminist classic.

10. “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway (99 pages)

Hemingway’s tale of Santiago’s epic battle with a marlin offers profound reflections on life, struggle, and determination.

These classic novellas offer a world of literary richness in compact form. Whether you’re commuting, taking a break, or just looking for a quick literary fix, these under-100-page classics have you covered. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and dive into these timeless tales that prove great things come in small packages.