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"Short" is subjective, so for the purpose of my answers I'm going to assume that you agree with me that it is any classical literature that is under two hundred pages in length.

1 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - Hemingway is well known in the classical literature circles, but did you know that one of his best books is also one of his shortest. Just read The Old Man and the Sea, it is something like 120 pages (although it felt like even less to me the last time that I read it), which means it can easily be completed in one evening. The book is basically about the epic struggle between an aging fisherman and the massive marlin that he reels in after months of bad luck. Determined not to lose his prize catch, the old man spends days trying to get the fish back to shore, battling hungry sharks in the process. It's a riveting book and well deserved of its classic status.

2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - Steinbeck is another famous name in classic literature and Of Mice and Men is one of my favorite works by him. The story takes place during the Great Depression era of the United States and deals with two migrant ranch workers who attempt to make a living during this difficult period. The book has less than 200 pages (180 if I remember correctly), but makes the most of them. It is quite a tragic story and some of the controversial themes in this book has resulted in it being the frequent target of censors. However, you shouldn't let any of this stand in the way of enjoying this great book.

3. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - Everyone knows Oscar Wilde as a playwright and for his poetry, which makes The Picture of Dorian Gray a real classic. It is the only novel that Wilde ever wrote and while I can't remember the exact page count, it is short enough to complete in a day with ease. The book is about Dorian Gray, a man who is so handsome that an artist begs him to allow him to paint his picture. This event catapults the young man into a lifestyle of hedonism, but he begins to fear what will happen if his beauty fades with ages. After taking the drastic measure of selling his soul in return for eternal youth, it is the painting that begins to age instead of Dorian, but this takes a toll on the conscious of the young man.

4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - This one gets mentioned a lot, but it is not only a classic, it is also very underrated despite all the acclaim. It was the only novel Emily Bronte ever wrote before her untimely death and one can't help but wonder what other tales she would have come up with if her life turned out a little differently. The story is spread out across a number of years and it is not quite the love story that I see many people think it is. The protagonist, Heathcliff, who is adopted, but runs away when the love of his life decides to wed another man. It isn't until he is rich and successful that he returns for his revenge.

5. Between The Acts by Virginia Woolf - For my final choice, I selected something a little different. There is no doubt in my mind that Virginia Woolf is a classic author, but I wonder how many people have really read her final book, Between The Acts. It is less than 200 pages and it is about a play. Woolf herself considered the story to be too silly and planned on revising it, but never got around to it before she committed suicide. In the end, the novel was published after her death and while it is not her best work, it deserves its spot on this list.
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FEATURED AUTHOR - Kathleen Ball writes Historical, Contemporary, and Christian Western Romance with great emotion and memorable characters. Kathleen started writing in 2009 and by 2011 she, not just one publisher. She had two. Working with these publishers gave her great insight into the business of writing as a whole. Now self-published, Kathleen loves that each decision from writing to publishing to marketing is her own. Kathleen usually has a genre she's going to write and just sits at the computer and the… Read more