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 / 182 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
3,368,956 reads votes 23,711 comments 6,601
Little Women (1880)

Little Women (1880)

LouisaMayAlcott
47 parts / 268 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.
128,272 reads votes 1,504 comments 190
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 173 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
1,224,514 reads votes 4,682 comments 1,730
Great Expectations (1861)

Great Expectations (1861)

CharlesDickens
60 parts / 265 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
925,761 reads votes 2,681 comments 391
Dracula (1897)

Dracula (1897)

BramStoker
27 parts / 222 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013Completed
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
102,636 reads votes 1,092 comments 84
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

WilliamShakespeare
10 parts / 26 pages, updated Aug 23, 2013Completed
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures ... read more
16,640 reads votes 145 comments 35
King Lear

King Lear

WilliamShakespeare
27 parts / 41 pages, updated Aug 15, 2013Completed
"King Lear" is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The title character descends into madness after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all.
6,249 reads votes 23 comments 1
Treasure Island (1883)

Treasure Island (1883)

RobertLouisStevenson
34 parts / 96 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
21,194 reads votes 240 comments 24
Emma (1815)

Emma (1815)

JaneAusten
55 parts / 235 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
924,352 reads votes 2,528 comments 297
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

WilliamShakespeare
27 parts / 38 pages, updated Aug 15, 2013Completed
"Romeo and Juliet" is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
235,492 reads votes 1,894 comments 293
Mansfield Park (1814)

Mansfield Park (1814)

JaneAusten
48 parts / 235 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
43,220 reads votes 444 comments 9
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

CharlesDickens
45 parts / 201 pages, updated Jul 16, 2013Completed
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality... read more
114,768 reads votes 871 comments 336
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

LewisCarroll
12 parts / 38 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
893,175 reads votes 4,431 comments 1,040
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

WilliamShakespeare
18 parts / 31 pages, updated Aug 23, 2013Completed
"Twelfth Night; or, What You Will" is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the clos... read more
7,494 reads votes 75 comments 17
Othello

Othello

WilliamShakespeare
16 parts / 41 pages, updated Jan 12, 2014
"Othello" revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his new wife, Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign, Iago.
11,163 reads votes 76 comments 9
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