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.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

WilliamShakespeare
21 parts / 34 pages, updated Oct 03, 2013Completed
Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, "The Merchant of Venice" is perha... read more
15,472 reads votes 105 comments 21
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

WilliamShakespeare
19 parts / 31 pages, updated Sep 27, 2013Completed
"The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of the conspirators at the Battle of Philippi.
14,434 reads votes 93 comments 15
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

WilliamShakespeare
15 parts / 33 pages, updated Aug 26, 2013Completed
"The Taming of the Shrew" depicts the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially, Katherina ... read more
7,058 reads votes 59 comments 26
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

OscarWilde
21 parts / 115 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
734,686 reads votes 2,946 comments 476
Sense and Sensibility (1811)

Sense and Sensibility (1811)

JaneAusten
50 parts / 179 pages, updated Jul 08, 2013Completed
Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel... read more
250,986 reads votes 1,121 comments 75
Oliver Twist (1837)

Oliver Twist (1837)

CharlesDickens
53 parts / 230 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
103,833 reads votes 970 comments 113
Anne of Green Gables (1908)

Anne of Green Gables (1908)

LMMontgomery
38 parts / 149 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
92,742 reads votes 1,253 comments 116
A Christmas Carol (1843)

A Christmas Carol (1843)

CharlesDickens
6 parts / 43 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.
58,935 reads votes 456 comments 77
Dubliners (1914)

Dubliners (1914)

JamesJoyce
15 parts / 99 pages, updated Jul 31, 2013Completed
"Dubliners" is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.
114,676 reads votes 209 comments 23
Black Beauty (1877)

Black Beauty (1877)

AnnaSewell
49 parts / 81 pages, updated Sep 24, 2014Completed
"Black Beauty" is narrated as an autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named Black Beauty—beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English... read more
11,997 reads votes 414 comments 30
Gulliver's Travels (1726)

Gulliver's Travels (1726)

JonathanSwift
42 parts / 154 pages, updated Sep 22, 2014Completed
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, better known simply a... read more
8,648 reads votes 97 comments 7
Northanger Abbey (1818)

Northanger Abbey (1818)

JaneAusten
32 parts / 116 pages, updated Jul 08, 2013Completed
Northanger Abbey follows seventeen-year-old Gothic novel aficionado Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath. It is Catherine's fir... read more
42,019 reads votes 444 comments 17
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Tbh Report Cards

LaLa_Roc_Ya_World
1 page, updated Apr 24, 2015
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26 reads votes 3 comments 6
Frankenstein (1818)

Frankenstein (1818)

MaryShelley
28 parts / 112 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.
67,213 reads votes 691 comments 124
Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851)

Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851)

HermanMelville
138 parts / 323 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
117,366 reads votes 621 comments 81
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