Examples of literary texts include Cervantes' "Don Quixote," the English classic "Beowulf," John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" and Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse." Literary texts have lasting value and artistic merit. Identification of such works varies among societies and cultures.
Other examples of literary texts include "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez, "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy, Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain and "The Stranger" by Albert Camus. Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook," Yasunari Kawabata's "The Sound of the Mountain" and Toni Morrison's "Beloved" are also considered literary texts.