Cool Classics

June 20, 2016

So while the world "cool" isn't often associated with the Classics, the following have received a lot of attention right here. Most with download counts of over 50,000. So they're certainly "hang" in the popular group.  If you've been looking to enjoy a timeless tale, here are the Classics our readers gravitate to. Enjoy! 

1 Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy | Romance Classics


Anna is unhappy with her marriage to a powerful politician, and when she falls in love with a dashing young officer, she must endure the criticism of others.

2 A Strange Disappearance

A Strange Disappearance

Anna Katharine Green | Mystery Classics


A young woman working as a domestic servant disappears from a wealthy household in New York City, and the police begin their search to find her.

3 Dracula


Bram Stoker | Horror Classics


Count Dracula is a vampire who terrifies the countryside in his quest for human blood, but the residents soon learn his real identity and vow to destroy him.

4 A Poor Wise Man

A Poor Wise Man

Mary Roberts Rinehart | Mystery Classics


Lily Cardew develops a romantic relationship with Willy Cameron despite her family's disapproval of his lack of money or success.

5 Camille


Alexandre Dumas, Fils | Romance Classics


Armond Duval falls hopelessly in love with an expensive prostitute, and he must decide whether to uphold his reputation or live a scorned life with his love.

6 The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

Charles Dickens | Horror Classics


After a spirit offers to rid Redlaw of his guilt over his past transgressions, he loses all memory of the painful events but continues to feel an unexplainable anger.

7 Agatha Webb

Agatha Webb

Anna Katharine Green | Mystery Classics


When Agatha Webb and her servant are found murdered, the task of solving the mystery begins at once, and suspicion points to multiple people.

8 Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte | Romance Classics


A poor, abused orphan named Jane uses her cleverness and perseverance to win the love of the man she loves.

9 Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen | Romance Classics


The beautiful, young Elizabeth falls in love with Mr. Darcy, but he must control his pride while she tries to overcome her prejudice.

10 A Prisoner in Fairyland

A Prisoner in Fairyland

Algernon Blackwood | Short Stories Classics


A London financier spends long years amassing wealth, but he reverts to his early life dream of becoming a great philanthropist.

11 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Mystery Classics


Twelve fascinating stories recount the investigations of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they try to solve crimes in Victorian London.

12 Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte | Fiction Classics


A servant in the house at Wuthering Heights reveals the historic story of the love affair between Catherine and Heathcliff to a visitor who is currently staying there.

13 Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo | Fiction Classics


Ex-convict Jean-Valjean struggles to find redemption after his release for a 19 year prison sentence for stealing food for his starving family.

14 Bonus Pick: A Tale of Two Cities (Easy English)

Bonus Pick: A Tale of Two Cities (Easy English)

Dave Mckay | Youth


If the older writing style isn't your thing, but you still want to try one of these timeless tales, this Classic has been re-written by journalist/author Dave McKay.