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
2,170,668 reads votes 11,285 comments 2,391
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

EmilyBronte
34 parts / 145 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013PG-13Completed
tags / classics
938,492 reads votes 2,732 comments 866
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.
711,830 reads votes 2,583 comments 215
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
723,340 reads votes 1,623 comments 211
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
580,363 reads votes 1,893 comments 248
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
648,685 reads votes 2,384 comments 513
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
30,757 reads votes 199 comments 22
Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

gutenberg
116 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
118,460 reads votes 1,059 comments 119
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

gutenberg
31 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
52,203 reads votes 349 comments 68
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

gutenberg
55 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
32,247 reads votes 264 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
61,612 reads votes 248 comments 16
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

gutenberg
85 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
28,300 reads votes 314 comments 20
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

gutenberg
66 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
16,671 reads votes 173 comments 24
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

gutenberg
72 pages, updated May 13, 2009PG
93,872 reads votes 1,050 comments 75
Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

gutenberg
52 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007PG
12,003 reads votes 126 comments 5
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Historical Fiction are stories that take place in the past. They are different from time travel stories, as they do not include any Fantastical Elements and deal with the lives and plots of characters who lived many years ago as the author imagines those times to be! Historical Fiction may take place during extraordinary historical events, but it doesn't have to. Historical Fiction can cover any period of time that would be considered the past. This is a new category on Wattpad, put up bec...