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.

Frankenstein (1818)

Frankenstein (1818)

MaryShelley
28 parts / 93 pages, updated Aug 20, 2013Completed
"Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is about an eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
59,443 reads votes 601 comments 119
Anne of Green Gables (1908)

Anne of Green Gables (1908)

LMMontgomery
38 parts / 124 pages, updated Aug 13, 2014Completed
Anne of Green Gables recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sis... read more
76,412 reads votes 1,033 comments 97
Oliver Twist (1837)

Oliver Twist (1837)

CharlesDickens
53 parts / 191 pages, updated Aug 09, 2013Completed
The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London wher... read more
90,581 reads votes 832 comments 100
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

CharlesDickens
45 parts / 168 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
103,790 reads votes 730 comments 134
A Christmas Carol (1843)

A Christmas Carol (1843)

CharlesDickens
6 parts / 36 pages, updated Dec 06, 2013Completed
A Christmas Carol tells the story of bitter and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits by Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
54,699 reads votes 418 comments 71
The Three Musketeers (1844)

The Three Musketeers (1844)

AlexandreDumas
69 parts / 287 pages, updated Aug 15, 2013Completed
The Three Musketeers (French: Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, which recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leav... read more
45,549 reads votes 405 comments 19
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

OscarWilde
21 parts / 96 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013Completed
"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
717,456 reads votes 2,755 comments 438
Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851)

Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851)

HermanMelville
138 parts / 269 pages, updated Aug 26, 2013Completed
"Moby-Dick" tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns ... read more
100,386 reads votes 541 comments 59
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871)

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871)

LewisCarroll
12 parts / 36 pages, updated Aug 06, 2013Completed
"Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The themes and settings... read more
11,969 reads votes 215 comments 5
The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

OscarWilde
6 parts / 27 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013Completed
"The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations.
18,412 reads votes 218 comments 29
Jane Eyre (1847)

Jane Eyre (1847)

CharlotteBronte
41 parts / 228 pages, updated Jun 28, 2013Completed
"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.
953,018 reads votes 4,576 comments 371
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

RobertLouisStevenson
10 parts / 31 pages, updated Aug 07, 2013Completed
tags / classics
20,683 reads votes 242 comments 43
Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

gutenberg
116 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
169,216 reads votes 1,360 comments 220
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

gutenberg
66 pages, updated Jan 06, 2007
33,339 reads votes 266 comments 44
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

gutenberg
433 pages, updated Jul 22, 2010
43,580 reads votes 251 comments 41
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