10 Classics You Can Read In One Sitting

These books pack a punch in 200 pages or less.

Many people think of “Classics” as long, overwhelmingly tedious texts, but that is certainly not always the case! In fact, there are quite a few famous classics that are quite short. This is a list of short classics that you can reasonably read in one sitting. These books pack a punch in 200 pages or less. Which of these have you read? Which ones will you add to your reading list? Let us know in the comments below!

The Metamorphosis

From the back of the book: The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Samsa’s transformation is never revealed, and Kafka himself never gave an explanation. The rest of Kafka’s novella deals with Gregor’s attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repulsed by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become. Get your copy here!