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.

Pride and Prejudice (1813)

Pride and Prejudice (1813)

JaneAusten
61 parts / 152 pages, updated Jul 05, 2013PGCompleted
The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the lan... read more
2,249,502 reads votes 11,843 comments 2,491
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 145 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
tags / classics
961,660 reads votes 2,885 comments 926
Great Expectations (1861)

Great Expectations (1861)

CharlesDickens
60 parts / 221 pages, updated Aug 02, 2013PGCompleted
On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an orphan who is about six years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard while visiting the graves of his ... read more
743,109 reads votes 1,670 comments 219
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.
731,558 reads votes 2,691 comments 224
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
661,179 reads votes 2,480 comments 529
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
590,338 reads votes 1,977 comments 256
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
31,697 reads votes 202 comments 22
Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

gutenberg
116 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
120,277 reads votes 1,068 comments 121
Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat

gutenberg
82 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
30,039 reads votes 98 comments 23
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

gutenberg
31 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
53,302 reads votes 350 comments 69
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

gutenberg
55 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
32,591 reads votes 268 comments 35
Walden

Walden

gutenberg
141 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
"Walden, or Life in the Woods, is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of ... read more
62,676 reads votes 250 comments 17
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

gutenberg
85 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
28,757 reads votes 314 comments 20
The Iliad

The Iliad

gutenberg
187 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
19,852 reads votes 147 comments 8
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

gutenberg
72 pages, updated May 13, 2009PG
94,682 reads votes 1,053 comments 76
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