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
3,194,608 reads votes 21,346 comments 5,517
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
1,192,284 reads votes 4,388 comments 1,547
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.
105,943 reads votes 1,241 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
902,484 reads votes 2,498 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
38,188 reads votes 409 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
36,391 reads votes 366 comments 14
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
6,880 reads votes 210 comments 23
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
909,968 reads votes 2,419 comments 287
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
242,100 reads votes 997 comments 30
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
15,996 reads votes 197 comments 19
only one girl

only one girl

gierell
1 page, updated Mar 17, 2015
410 reads votes 8 comments 1
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.
112,835 reads votes 185 comments 18
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
4,532 reads votes 68 comments 2
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.
206,749 reads votes 1,629 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
849,466 reads votes 3,978 comments 929
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