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
1,997,473 reads votes 9,984 comments 1,973
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.
655,768 reads votes 2,366 comments 190
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
672,351 reads votes 1,453 comments 200
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 145 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
tags / classics
876,650 reads votes 2,492 comments 742
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
554,533 reads votes 1,757 comments 231
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
612,558 reads votes 2,206 comments 469
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
28,578 reads votes 195 comments 21
Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

gutenberg
116 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
115,480 reads votes 1,039 comments 119
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
62,377 reads votes 622 comments 43
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
59,162 reads votes 236 comments 15
Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

gutenberg
141 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
13,662 reads votes 122 comments 17
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

gutenberg
31 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
49,955 reads votes 344 comments 68
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

gutenberg
55 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
31,363 reads votes 256 comments 35
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

gutenberg
85 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
27,390 reads votes 304 comments 20
The Iliad

The Iliad

gutenberg
187 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
18,685 reads votes 142 comments 8
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