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
2,367,209 reads votes 12,564 comments 2,774
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 145 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
tags / classics
994,729 reads votes 3,029 comments 961
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.
760,731 reads votes 2,912 comments 241
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
603,588 reads votes 2,037 comments 260
Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

gutenberg
116 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
122,375 reads votes 1,080 comments 124
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
676,862 reads votes 2,598 comments 544
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
769,623 reads votes 1,802 comments 225
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
32,852 reads votes 202 comments 23
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

gutenberg
72 pages, updated May 13, 2009PG
95,800 reads votes 1,062 comments 76
The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

gutenberg
138 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
88,123 reads votes 507 comments 18
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

gutenberg
31 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
54,679 reads votes 354 comments 70
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

gutenberg
55 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
33,116 reads votes 270 comments 36
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
64,054 reads votes 254 comments 17
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

gutenberg
85 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
29,375 reads votes 316 comments 20
The Marvelous Land of Oz

The Marvelous Land of Oz

gutenberg
54 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
17,178 reads votes 132 comments 22
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