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
2,076,001 reads votes 10,441 comments 2,083
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 145 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
tags / classics
905,371 reads votes 2,590 comments 786
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.
681,297 reads votes 2,428 comments 203
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
696,852 reads votes 1,531 comments 205
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
566,901 reads votes 1,797 comments 238
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
630,150 reads votes 2,275 comments 489
Dracula (1897)

Dracula (1897)

BramStoker
27 parts / 185 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, "Dracula" tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England, and the batt... read more
65,714 reads votes 686 comments 44
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
29,661 reads votes 197 comments 22
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

mtextbox
36 pages, updated Oct 25, 2006PG
142,275 reads votes 366 comments 52
Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat

gutenberg
82 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
28,176 reads votes 87 comments 23
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

gutenberg
31 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
50,986 reads votes 348 comments 68
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

gutenberg
55 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
31,784 reads votes 261 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
60,359 reads votes 240 comments 15
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

gutenberg
85 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
27,816 reads votes 306 comments 20
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

gutenberg
72 pages, updated May 13, 2009PG
92,461 reads votes 1,041 comments 75
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