Literary Classics

Step on board the ill-fated Pequod to hunt down an elusive white whale, fall down a rabbit hole and explore a world of wonder, or spend your afternoon as a giant among Lilliputians. Let our literary classics summaries transport you to other worlds. Go beyond the book to learn about the historical settings in which authors were writing, understand why their texts are important and see how their narratives became permanent cultural touchstones for subsequent generations.


Cao Xueqin

China, 1791

E. M. Forster

London, 1924

Albert Camus

Paris, 1947

Robert Louis Stevenson

London, 1883

Thomas More

Leuven, 1516

Bram Stoker

London, 1897



Greece, 8th century BC

Charlotte Brontë

London, 1847

F. Scott Fitzgerald

New York, 1925

Herman Melville

London, 1851