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
2,198,700 reads votes 11,511 comments 2,450
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.
719,183 reads votes 2,622 comments 218
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 145 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
tags / classics
947,007 reads votes 2,765 comments 896
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
583,999 reads votes 1,912 comments 248
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
652,902 reads votes 2,402 comments 514
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
730,092 reads votes 1,637 comments 213
Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

gutenberg
116 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
118,950 reads votes 1,062 comments 119
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
31,042 reads votes 200 comments 22
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

gutenberg
85 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
28,432 reads votes 314 comments 20
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

gutenberg
31 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
52,560 reads votes 349 comments 69
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
61,979 reads votes 250 comments 16
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

gutenberg
55 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
32,369 reads votes 266 comments 35
The Iliad

The Iliad

gutenberg
187 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
19,618 reads votes 147 comments 8
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

gutenberg
66 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
16,833 reads votes 173 comments 25
Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

gutenberg
52 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
12,090 reads votes 126 comments 5
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