#7 William Shakespeare
No surprises here! The most famous author of all time has to be the great William Shakespeare. The author of some of the timeless titles like “Romeo and Juliet”, “Othello”, “Lady Macbeth” is still a favorite read to many people even after 5 centuries after his death. His words are still very much alive and still true in most segments of life. Some people lately are spreading odd theories like those that he never actually existed, or that a member of the royal family wrote everything under the pseudonym of Shakespeare. However, his plays are as good as new.
#6 George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)
The real name of George Orwell was Eric Arthur Blair. This author isn’t everyone’s favorite, especially to those who do not share his views on totalitarianism. But “Animal Farm” and “1984” are novels that truly get the reader to think more about politics, society and culture. Political Science students should definitely read these two books, and not only them, since the two books contain some great allegory of the way the “democratic” world functions.
#5 Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf was very passionate about every single word she wrote. She enjoyed literary success and accolades for her many works, including “To the Lighthouse”, “Mrs. Dalloway” and “A Room of One’s Own.” People like to say that Ms. Woolf as a “feminist” before the invention of the word; certainly, her popularity among women and academicians seemed to grow in direct correlation to the feminist movement of the late 1960s. If you haven’t read anything from this writer, you really must.