One of my favorite forms of literary fiction is the novella. Starting at approximately 19,000 words (and running as long 40,000 words) it gives the literary fiction reader a little more meat than a short story but requires less commitment than a full blown novel.
Here are my suggestions for some summer reading classics. We tend to focus a lot on the writers of the 19th century. With this list I tried to include an assortment of novels from other centuries.
It’s no surprise literary fiction novels make great movies. What surprises me is the literary fiction authors themselves (or their inspiration) also make good movies. Here are three novelists and three movies depicting them