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7 Famous Classic Novels You Can Read for Free

From Jane Austen to George Orwell, you can read tons of classic literature from your phone or Kindle—for free!


When you think of Wattpad or Amazon, you're probably not thinking of classic lit, but there's quite a lot to choose from! Read through the classics in a modern way through the power of e-reading—all without spending a dime.


Pride & Prejudice

by Jane Austen


If you're a fan of historical romance, Jane Austen's works are a must read. Start with her best-known novel, Pride and Prejudice, then feel free to read through the whole collection.






Sherlock Holmes Series

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Dive into Sherlock Holmes's world of mystery in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous series. There are dozens of novels to try, but if you like to start at the beginning, go for A Study in Scarlet.







Hamlet

by Shakespeare


The Bard's quintessential tragedy is available for free just about everywhere you can download books. If you find Olde English a bit hard to follow, Wattpad even has a "No Fear" edition in plain, modern-day English.







Wizard of Oz Series

by L. Frank Baum


L. Frank Baum's whimsical fantasy series inspired the original Wizard of Oz film, the musical Wicked, 2013's Oz the Great and Powerful. Now you can read the books that started it all.






The Tell-Tale Heart

by Edgar Allen Poe


Most of Edgar Allen Poe's horror works and poetry are available to read anywhere. We recommend starting with the haunting short story The Tell-Tale Heart.






1984

by George Orwell


Orwell's dystopian novel is a sci-fi classic that revolutionized the genre. Read the full book for free and if you're still hungry for more, you can check out all of his novels and stories.






Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley


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