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
1,982,234 reads votes 9,902 comments 1,962
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 145 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
tags / classics
871,533 reads votes 2,471 comments 725
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.
651,212 reads votes 2,349 comments 187
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
667,221 reads votes 1,439 comments 199
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
552,285 reads votes 1,751 comments 229
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
608,894 reads votes 2,183 comments 465
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
28,372 reads votes 192 comments 21
Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

gutenberg
116 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
115,217 reads votes 1,038 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
61,593 reads votes 618 comments 43
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

gutenberg
31 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
49,776 reads votes 342 comments 68
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

gutenberg
55 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
31,308 reads votes 256 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
58,943 reads votes 233 comments 15
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

gutenberg
85 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
27,325 reads votes 304 comments 20
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

gutenberg
72 pages, updated May 13, 2009PG
91,447 reads votes 1,035 comments 76
The Iliad

The Iliad

gutenberg
187 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
18,616 reads votes 142 comments 8
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