40+ Classic Novels Free! [PDF]

“Dusting off” the classics is always a good idea. Reading them is, paradoxically, to be updated in what has been throughout the time of the history of literature. 

Given their importance, this time we bring you a special collection of classic novels in PDF format, with which you can cross off your pending readings.

But, after all, what are classic novels? A definition widely accepted by common literary scholars is the following: 

“They are works of great relevance that have been able to transcend the barriers of time and are still popular today.” That’s why a classic novel feels relatable when we read it.

Another reason why classic novels never go out of fashion is that they deal with universal themes that will always interest the reading public, such as love, war conflicts, the triumph of good over evil, and social or moral issues, among others. 

We hope you enjoy to the fullest this super collection of more than 40 classic novels in PDF format that we have compiled for you to catch up with your pending readings.

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Featured Classic Novels

1) Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes

Full title of part 1 “Don Quixote” and part 2 “Second Part of Don Quixote”, novel published in: part one in 1605 and part two in 1615.

Don Quixote is one of the most widely-read classics of Western literature. Originally conceived as a parody of the chivalric romances that had long been in literary vogue, it realistically describes what happens to an elderly knight who, confused by the reading of such romances, embarks on his old horse Rocinante, with his pragmatic squire, Sancho Panza, to seek adventure.

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2) The Metamorphosis

Author: Franz Kafka

One of Kafka’s best-known works, The Metamorphosis tells the story of the salesman Gregor Samsa who wakes up one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect (ungezures from the German Ungeziefer, literally “monstrous vermin”). Samsa, upon finding himself in this new condition, subsequently decides to struggle to adapt to this new way of life.

The novel has become one of the world’s literary classics, and as such has been widely discussed among literary critics, with different interpretations offered.

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3) Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is one of the most famous titles of the great English author. Originally published in 1860, it tells the story of Pip, an orphaned and fearful young man, whose humble destiny is graced by an unexpected benefactor who will change the fate of his life and make him a gentleman.

A wonderful novel of apprenticeship and a masterful gallery of protagonists who draw a finished portrait of the period, at the same time as a deep reflection on the constants of the human condition.

The reality of everyday life in England and fantasy go hand in hand, showing us an extraordinarily human and detailed world and the peculiar psychology of the characters.

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Classic Novels

1) Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

2) The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka

3) Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

4) The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

5) Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

6) Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

7) Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

8) Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

9) Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

10) Moby-Dick

Herman Melville

11) Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

12) Pride And Prejudice

Jane Austen

13) The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

14) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

15) A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

16) Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky

17) The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky

18) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

19) Middlemarch

George Eliot

20) Dracula

Bram Stoker

21) The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

22) War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

23) Ulysses

James Joyce

24) Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

25) The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

26) The Call of the Wild

Jack London

27) Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

28) Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

29) Animal Farm

George Orwell

30) Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

31) To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf

32) Emma

Jane Austen

33) Persuasion

Jane Austen

34) A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

35) The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

36) The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux

37) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

38) The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

39) The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

40) White Fang

Jack London

41) The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

42) Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery

43) Turn of the Screw

Henry James

44) A room of one’s own

Virginia Woolf

45) Siddhartha

Herman Hesse

Here ends our selection of free Classic Novels in PDF format. We hope you liked it and already have your next book!

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