The Top 1000: Best Classics Stories

Pride and Prejudice (1813) by JaneAusten
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Pride and Prejudice (1813) by JaneAusten
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 landed gen...
Romeo and Juliet by WilliamShakespeare
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Romeo and Juliet by WilliamShakespeare
"Romeo and Juliet" is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
Anna Karenina by LeoTolstoy
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Anna Karenina by LeoTolstoy
"Anna Karenina" is the tragedy of married aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the...
Jane Eyre (1847) by CharlotteBronte
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Jane Eyre (1847) by CharlotteBronte
"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 fic...
Wuthering Heights (1847) by EmilyBronte
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Wuthering Heights (1847) by EmilyBronte
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 father...
Sense and Sensibility (1811) by JaneAusten
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Sense and Sensibility (1811) by JaneAusten
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 follows...
Black Beauty (1877) by AnnaSewell
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Black Beauty (1877) by AnnaSewell
"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 farm with...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) by ArthurConanDoyle
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes... by ArthurConanDoyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his famous detective.
Emma (1815) by JaneAusten
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Emma (1815) by JaneAusten
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...
Northanger Abbey (1818) by JaneAusten
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Northanger Abbey (1818) by JaneAusten
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 first v...
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by OscarWilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by OscarWilde
"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 Dorian's beauty and become...
Great Expectations (1861) by CharlesDickens
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Great Expectations (1861) by CharlesDickens
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 mother...
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) by MarkTwain
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) by MarkTwain
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River.
The original little mermaid by LoveUniqueBeautiful
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The original little mermaid by LoveUniqueBeautiful
First off this is literally the original little mermaid (the story all these other little mermaids are based off of) . This story is not mine, so please refrain from tel...
The Three Musketeers (1844) by AlexandreDumas
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The Three Musketeers (1844) by AlexandreDumas
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 leaves home...
A Midsummer Night's Dream by WilliamShakespeare
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by WilliamShakespeare
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Atheni...
Little Women (1880) by LouisaMayAlcott
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Little Women (1880) by LouisaMayAlcott
"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.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) by MarkTwain