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Literary Classics Retold In 10 Words Or Less | Writer’s Relief

Thanks to the hectic pace of the world today and the widespread use of social media, our attention spans have definitely gotten shorter. Who has the time to crack open an 800-page book when you can read a Tweet or Facebook post in mere seconds?

So Writer’s Relief has come to the rescue of easily distracted bookworm wannabes! In honor of February being the shortest month, we’ve taken some of our favorite literary classics and edited them down to ten words or less. We thoroughly enjoyed creating these tongue-in-cheek summaries—we hope you get a chuckle reading them!

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9 Literary Classics Humorously Summarized In 10 Words Or Less


Lord Of The Flies by William Golding…Democracy conch shatters, turning island getaway into Hunger Games.


The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien…Human mole slays dragon with help from a motley crew.


The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde…Hugh Hefner type doesn’t age; takes party way too far.


To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee…You should go read this one. We’ll wait.


The Odyssey by Homer…The Trojan War ends, but the ride home gets weird.


Moby-Dick by Herman Melville…Ishmael and Starbuck (guy, not coffee) hunt whale. Whale wins.


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley…Frankenstein (guy, not monster) regrets making monster. Monster regrets monstering.


Green Eggs And Ham by Dr. Seuss…Harrowing tale of self-discovery, blind hatred, and, ultimately, redemption.


Hamlet by William Shakespeare…Game Of Thrones that you can watch with your parents.


Question: Can you tell us some of your all-time favorite books in 10 words or less?

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