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.


Ernest Hemingway

New York, 1952

Fyodor Dostoevsky

St. Petersburg, 1866

John Milton

London, 1667

Cao Xueqin

China, 1791

E. M. Forster

London, 1924

Thomas More

Leuven, 1516

Albert Camus

Paris, 1947

Charlotte Brontë

London, 1847

W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago, 1903

Robert Louis Stevenson

London, 1883