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
2,380,380 reads votes 12,648 comments 2,792
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 145 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
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
998,215 reads votes 3,052 comments 969
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.
764,169 reads votes 2,923 comments 241
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
772,731 reads votes 1,811 comments 225
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
604,949 reads votes 2,050 comments 262
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
678,456 reads votes 2,612 comments 545
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
32,989 reads votes 203 comments 23
Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

gutenberg
116 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
122,706 reads votes 1,081 comments 125
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

gutenberg
85 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
29,498 reads votes 316 comments 20
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
64,182 reads votes 254 comments 17
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

gutenberg
55 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
33,213 reads votes 271 comments 36
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

gutenberg
31 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
54,939 reads votes 355 comments 70
The Iliad

The Iliad

gutenberg
187 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
20,426 reads votes 147 comments 8
Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

gutenberg
52 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
12,655 reads votes 132 comments 6
The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

gutenberg
59 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
13,638 reads votes 91 comments 5
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