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Classic Fiction deserves a place on any book lover’s bookshelf. Whether you’re a fan of crime fiction, sci-fi, horror or social commentary, there are some novels that have endured the test of time and become classic literature. Explore the classics like never before with our collection of awesome classic fiction books. From Charles Dickens to Jane Austen, our classic fiction section has it all. These timeless stories have captured readers for generations and have become a part of literary history. Immerse yourself in the captivating worlds of the past, from 19th-century England to ancient Greece and beyond.

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Our classic fiction collection is perfect for both avid readers and those just starting their literary journey. With thought-provoking plots and unforgettable characters, these books have withstood the test of time and continue to inspire readers today. Whether you’re a fan of epic romances, adventurous quests, or social commentary, our selection of classic fiction has something for everyone.

With so many incredible works to choose from, there's no better time to dive into the world of classic fiction. Rediscover these timeless tales and experience the magic of classic literature with our awesome selection of books.

Jane Austen and Charles Dickens are just two of the most well-known authors of classic fiction. Pride And Prejudice explores the manners, etiquette and social expectations of the Georgian era and remains a perennial favourite more than 200 years after it was published, while works such as Oliver Twist, David Copperfield and Great Expectations offer an important commentary on the social problems of the Victorian era.  

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women continues to delight as it describes the domestic adventures of a family whilst exploring issues such as gender stereotyping and the importance of hard work to better yourself, while Mark Twain’s Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn is a novel full of adventure that also reflects the beliefs of a bygone era. The likes of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go showcase the best of contemporary fiction, writing modern classics that are destined to join the pantheon of classic fiction for future generations.

Agatha Christie, Patricia Highsmith and Arthur Conan Doyle are all synonymous with classic crime fiction. Agatha Christie is the queen of suspense, keeping you guessing until the very last page, Patrica Highsmith delves into the darkest recesses of the mind with her psychological thrillers, while Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes remains one of the world’s best known-detectives. 

Sci-fi fans can go Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea with Jules Verne, enter The Time Machine with H.G. Wells, travel through space with Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and visit Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Classic works of horror such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Stephen King’s The Shining still have the power to chill, shock and scare as they bring to life our darkest fears and open the door to the unknown. Authors such as Susan Hill, Thomas Harris, Dean Koontz and Michelle Paver continue to frighten, writing terrifying tales that have become modern horror classics.

The best classic novels appeal to readers through the decades and centuries and across generations. To own classic literature is to own a piece of history, whether you choose to buy new books, pre-loved books or collectible editions that will beautify your bookshelf. With our awesome selection of cheap new and used classic novels, free delivery and our promise to donate a book to someone in need for every one you buy, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in some classic stories from the past and discover some of the greatest stories ever written.