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, 2013Completed
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
3,198,365 reads votes 21,399 comments 5,526
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 145 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013Completed
Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's f... read more
1,192,885 reads votes 4,392 comments 1,554
Little Women (1880)

Little Women (1880)

LouisaMayAlcott
47 parts / 223 pages, updated Aug 07, 2013Completed
"Little Women" follows the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters.
106,255 reads votes 1,249 comments 169
Great Expectations (1861)

Great Expectations (1861)

CharlesDickens
60 parts / 221 pages, updated Aug 02, 2013Completed
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
902,872 reads votes 2,500 comments 377
Mansfield Park (1814)

Mansfield Park (1814)

JaneAusten
48 parts / 196 pages, updated Jul 08, 2013Completed
Fanny Price is a young girl from a large and relatively poor family, who is taken from them at age 10 to be raised by her rich uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas, a baronet, a... read more
38,301 reads votes 411 comments 8
Northanger Abbey (1818)

Northanger Abbey (1818)

JaneAusten
32 parts / 96 pages, updated Jul 08, 2013Completed
Northanger Abbey follows seventeen-year-old Gothic novel aficionado Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath. It is Catherine's fir... read more
36,497 reads votes 371 comments 15
Emma (1815)

Emma (1815)

JaneAusten
55 parts / 196 pages, updated Jul 08, 2013Completed
Emma Woodhouse, aged 20 at the start of the novel, is a young, beautiful, witty, and privileged woman in Regency England. She lives on the fictional estate of Hartfield in Surre... read more
910,305 reads votes 2,420 comments 287
Black Beauty (1877)

Black Beauty (1877)

AnnaSewell
49 parts / 67 pages, updated Sep 24, 2014Completed
"Black Beauty" is narrated as an autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named Black Beauty—beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English... read more
6,925 reads votes 210 comments 23
Dubliners (1914)

Dubliners (1914)

JamesJoyce
15 parts / 83 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013Completed
"Dubliners" is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.
112,870 reads votes 186 comments 18
only one girl

only one girl

gierell
1 page, updated Mar 17, 2015
446 reads votes 8 comments 2
Sense and Sensibility (1811)

Sense and Sensibility (1811)

JaneAusten
50 parts / 149 pages, updated Jul 08, 2013Completed
Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel... read more
242,447 reads votes 997 comments 30
Gulliver's Travels (1726)

Gulliver's Travels (1726)

JonathanSwift
42 parts / 128 pages, updated Sep 22, 2014Completed
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, better known simply a... read more
4,590 reads votes 68 comments 2
Treasure Island (1883)

Treasure Island (1883)

RobertLouisStevenson
34 parts / 80 pages, updated Aug 07, 2013Completed
Treasure Island follows young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried; honest Captain Smollett, hero... read more
16,096 reads votes 197 comments 19
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.
207,355 reads votes 1,637 comments 243
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
850,562 reads votes 3,987 comments 930
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