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.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

WilliamShakespeare
27 parts / 32 pages, updated Aug 15, 2013Completed
"Romeo and Juliet" is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
178,240 reads votes 1,301 comments 186
Anne of Green Gables (1908)

Anne of Green Gables (1908)

LMMontgomery
38 parts / 124 pages, updated Aug 13, 2014Completed
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
58,530 reads votes 857 comments 80
The Three Musketeers (1844)

The Three Musketeers (1844)

AlexandreDumas
69 parts / 287 pages, updated Aug 15, 2013Completed
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
36,373 reads votes 265 comments 7
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

LewisCarroll
12 parts / 32 pages, updated Aug 06, 2013Completed
"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
809,612 reads votes 3,582 comments 803
Frankenstein (1818)

Frankenstein (1818)

MaryShelley
28 parts / 93 pages, updated Aug 20, 2013Completed
"Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is about an eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
49,202 reads votes 497 comments 109
Oliver Twist (1837)

Oliver Twist (1837)

CharlesDickens
53 parts / 191 pages, updated Aug 09, 2013Completed
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
73,870 reads votes 676 comments 83
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

OscarWilde
21 parts / 96 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013Completed
"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
697,098 reads votes 2,636 comments 394
Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851)

Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851)

HermanMelville
138 parts / 269 pages, updated Aug 26, 2013Completed
"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
83,566 reads votes 455 comments 38
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

CharlesDickens
45 parts / 168 pages, updated Jul 16, 2013Completed
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
95,602 reads votes 653 comments 83
Jane Eyre (1847)

Jane Eyre (1847)

CharlotteBronte
41 parts / 228 pages, updated Jun 28, 2013Completed
"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.
921,983 reads votes 4,215 comments 347
A Christmas Carol (1843)

A Christmas Carol (1843)

CharlesDickens
6 parts / 36 pages, updated Dec 06, 2013Completed
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.
49,096 reads votes 369 comments 65
Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

gutenberg
116 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
160,597 reads votes 1,313 comments 202
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

gutenberg
66 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
30,878 reads votes 253 comments 43
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

gutenberg
72 pages, updated May 13, 2009
tags / sun tzu
116,419 reads votes 1,175 comments 93
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
41,423 reads votes 242 comments 40
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