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10 most iconic books that are under 100 pages

Mar 10, 2024

Aakanksha Sharma

Short books to read

If you have reached a reading slump or are just not able to find the time for reading between your schedule, starting small might help! Here we list 10 iconic books that are under 100 pages in most of their prints and are perfect to restart your reading journey.


​‘The Art of War’ by Sun Tzu

This ancient Chinese military treatise offers timeless wisdom on strategy and tactics that can be applied and adhered to even today. Sun Tzu’s insights into warfare have been applied not only to military affairs but also to business, politics, and everyday life.


​‘Metamorphosis’ by Franz Kafka

This novel by Kafka is the story of Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Kafka’s work explores the themes of alienation, identity, and the absurdity of human existence.


​‘Heart of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad

Set in colonial Africa, Conrad’s story follows Charles Marlow as he travels up the Congo River in search of the ivory trader Kurtz. The book’s exploration of the darkness within the human soul and the bad side of imperialism continues to amaze readers even today.


​‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A children’s book in the list, ‘The Prince’ is the story of a young prince who travels from planet to planet, learning valuable lessons about love, friendship, and the importance of seeing with the heart.


‘The Time Machine’ by H.G. Wells

A classic of its time, some editions of ‘The Time Machine’ are of a mere 92 pages. In this science fiction classic, we see a Time Traveller and two races of people – the Morlocks and the Elois.


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​‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell

An absolute classic, ‘Animal Farm’ is part of not just readings but also syllabus in many courses and colleges. Orwell uses farm animals to represent various political figures and ideologies, offering a powerful critique of totalitarianism and the abuse of power.


​‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

A timeless tale, ‘Christmas Carol’ follows the character Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Dickens’ heartwarming story continues to be a holiday favorite.


‘As a Man Thinketh’ by James Allen

In this short essay, James Allen looks at and teaches people about the power of thoughts and their influence on one’s life. He argues that by controlling one’s thoughts, one can control their destiny and achieve success and happiness.


​‘The Old Man and the Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ tells the story of Santiago who goes on an epic struggle to catch a giant marlin but eventually ends up losing it.


​‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck

Set during the Great Depression, this book follows the unlikely friendship between two migrant workers, George and Lennie, as they dream of owning a piece of land of their own. The major themes in the story are loneliness, friendship, and the American Dream.


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