Imagine reading a 20-page introduction about an author and their
times before we even start reading a story. Wait… do not imagine… just
pick up any classic available, and the imagination will transform into
reality. In all possibility, we 'reject' these classics outright but our
grandparents still swear by their narrations and their plots. They say a
good story can never be put down… what happened to these? Younger
generation, wrong choices—is it?
A good story lives and
touches our hearts but only in the form the author wrote it, and not
with editorial notes. What is an enjoyable tale today is a classic
tomorrow. Over generations, each piece of literary classic has received
newer interpretations, perceptions and proportions. The 21st century
world too needs a dollop of the classics of the yesteryears, which still
stand relevant to our present conditions, even though the times have
changed, be it only historically.
Keeping this thought in
mind, each classic in this collection comes to the reader just as the
original piece; meaning, neither the publisher nor the editor have
tampered with the authors' original writings. Each classic stands
untouched and unabridged—just like it was years back, fresh from the
author, fresh from the press!