Classics

Classics are stories written over 100 years ago that stand the test of time as works of high literary merit and artistic qualities. Classics are universally appealing to readers and their themes endure and resonate in contemporary society. Classics are also traditionally accepted as influential in shaping culture.

A Christmas Carol (1843)

A Christmas Carol (1843)

CharlesDickens
6 parts / 36 pages, updated Dec 06, 2013PG-13Completed
A Christmas Carol tells the story of bitter and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits by Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
16,202 reads votes 168 comments 21
Frankenstein (1818)

Frankenstein (1818)

MaryShelley
28 parts / 93 pages, updated Aug 20, 2013PG-13Completed
"Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is about an eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
21,491 reads votes 205 comments 51
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

LewisCarroll
12 parts / 32 pages, updated Aug 06, 2013PGCompleted
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, a... read more
729,015 reads votes 2,922 comments 620
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

OscarWilde
21 parts / 96 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Do... read more
639,884 reads votes 2,308 comments 310
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

CharlesDickens
45 parts / 168 pages, updated Jul 16, 2013PG-13Completed
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality... read more
73,251 reads votes 481 comments 46
Anne of Green Gables (1908)

Anne of Green Gables (1908)

LMMontgomery
38 parts / 124 pages, updated Aug 13, 2014GCompleted
Anne of Green Gables recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sis... read more
16,785 reads votes 362 comments 26
The Three Musketeers (1844)

The Three Musketeers (1844)

AlexandreDumas
69 parts / 287 pages, updated Aug 15, 2013PG-13Completed
The Three Musketeers (French: Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, which recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leav... read more
14,014 reads votes 45 comments 5
Oliver Twist (1837)

Oliver Twist (1837)

CharlesDickens
53 parts / 191 pages, updated Aug 09, 2013PGCompleted
The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London wher... read more
37,702 reads votes 364 comments 28
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

WilliamShakespeare
27 parts / 32 pages, updated Aug 15, 2013PG-13Completed
"Romeo and Juliet" is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
115,399 reads votes 779 comments 93
Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851)

Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851)

HermanMelville
138 parts / 269 pages, updated Aug 26, 2013PG-13Completed
"Moby-Dick" tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns ... read more
47,998 reads votes 316 comments 15
Jane Eyre (1847)

Jane Eyre (1847)

CharlotteBronte
41 parts / 228 pages, updated Jun 28, 2013PG-13Completed
"Jane Eyre" follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall.
836,802 reads votes 3,450 comments 299
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

RobertLouisStevenson
10 parts / 31 pages, updated Aug 07, 2013PG-13Completed
tags / classics
5,944 reads votes 92 comments 10
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
35,494 reads votes 217 comments 24
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

gutenberg
31 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
62,920 reads votes 380 comments 80
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

gutenberg
55 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
36,438 reads votes 285 comments 42
1 2 3 4 ... 18 >

Featured Story

Featured Club

Industry Insider Industry Insider
This club is for writers who want to discuss the ins and outs of the publishing industry, marketing ideas and share their tips for success.