Along with Vyasa’s Mahabharata, Ramayana by Valmiki is one of the most massive epics in Sanskrit—even in the history of literature for that matter. It depicts the classic romance of Rama and Sita, and the colossal war between Rama’s army against Ravana kingdom. The epic also conveys religious teachings of Hinduism in the form of narrative allegory, ancient India philosophy, and ethical matters.
The Mahabharata by Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa is a classic Sanskrit epic and one of the most important literary works of ancient India, along with Ramayana. It tells the story of the great Bharata dynasty, the feud between Kaurava and the Paṇḍava, and the massive battle between the two sides in the Kurukṣetra War. It also conveys Hinduism religious and philosophical teachings as well as devotional materials.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is brilliant adventure novel that is now considered a classic work in literature. First released as serials between 1844 and 1845, the book is set in some important historical events during the Bourbon Restoration in France. The story follows the journey of Edmond Dantès who was falsely accused and imprisoned without trial, but then turned into a commanding Count of Monte Cristo and sought for revenge.