Examples of Classics

As many know, I love the classics. However, it is hard to define what a classic is. Usually, they tend to be stand the test of time and are extremely popular. I thought of this for classics- old and new. Old refers to the ones from 19th century and older and new is more of 20th and younger- if that makes sense. Now, I decide to sort the classics- will be including those I don’t like.


  1. Les Misérables
  2. Hunchback of Notre Dame
  3. A Christmas Carol
  4. Nicholas Nickleby
  5. Bleak House
  6. Oliver Twist
  7. Great Expectations
  8. Tale of Two Cities
  9. David Copperfield
  10. Hard Times (still haven’t read)
  11. Mayor of Casterbridge
  12. Little Women- was surprised it was written in the 19th century
  13. Pride and Prejudice
  14. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  15. Romeo and Juliet
  16. Macbeth
  17. Hamlet
  18. Julius Caesar
  19. Etc- as in other Shakespeare
  20. War and Peace
  21. Anna Karenina
  22. Don Quixote
  23. Iliad
  24. Odyssey


  1. Chronicles of Narnia
  2. Lord of the Rings
  3. Charlotte’s Web
  4. Secret Garden
  5. Harry Potter- I think they already proved to be classics
  6. Stuart Little
  7. Great Gatsby
  8. To Kill a Mockingbird

Yes- I left some off, but it does show.

Do you agree with what I said?

2 thoughts on “Examples of Classics

  1. Yeah, I think I’d agree! I definitely understand what you’re saying about Harry Potter having proved itself to be a classic already. I definitely think it’ll stand the test of time and that people will love it many, many years from now.


    • There is a reason why I have two categories for classics- due to when some became a classic. So basically old classics and new classics


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