Genre - Philosophical Fiction Con ’24 Exclusive
Dante Alighieri wrote “The Divine Comedy,” crafting it as an epic poem that stands as one of the pinnacles of world literature and Italian literary tradition. Divided into three parts – Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso – the poem narrates Dante’s journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, respectively.
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Hermann Hesse’s “Siddhartha,” published in 1922, remains a timeless testament to humanity’s universal quest for self-discovery and spiritual fulfillment.
In ancient India, Siddhartha, a young Brahmin, sets out on a journey for enlightenment and fulfillment. Along the way, he encounters diverse teachings, experiences, and mentors, shaping his evolving comprehension of existence and reality.
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Apuleius wrote “The Golden Ass,” also known as “Metamorphoses,” an ancient Roman novel in the second century AD. The story follows Lucius, a young man who, after experimenting with magic, transforms into a donkey. This transformation leads Lucius on whimsical adventures where he encounters diverse characters and experiences both humor and profundity.
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“The Brothers Karamazov” is a novel written by the renowned Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was first published in 1880 and is considered one of Dostoevsky’s masterpieces and a classic of world literature.
The novel is a complex and sprawling work that explores profound philosophical, ethical, and psychological themes. It revolves around the relationships and conflicts within the Karamazov family, consisting of the father, Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, and his three sons: Dmitri, Ivan, … Read More

“The Picture of Dorian Gray” is a novel written by the Irish author Oscar Wilde. It was first published in 1890 and is considered one of Wilde’s most famous and enduring works. The novel is known for its exploration of themes related to aestheticism, moral corruption, the nature of beauty, and the consequences of indulgence.
The story revolves around the character of Dorian Gray, a young and handsome man living in Victorian-era London. Dorian becomes the subject of a portrait painted by hi… Read More

“War and Peace” is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, published in 1869. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction ever written and is considered Tolstoy’s masterpiece.
The novel is known for its complex characters and intricate plot, as well as its philosophical and historical commentary. Tolstoy’s style is often characterized by its realism and attention to detail, and he employs a wide range of narrative techniques, including multiple perspectives, historic… Read More