Forgotten Classics are lesser-known short stories, essays, and longer works of both fiction and non-fiction. Some of the Forgotten Classics were either extremely popular or critically successful at the time; others had a lasting influence on the next generation of writers and thinkers. All have now faded into relative obscurity, even those written by still famous authors.
Selected chapters or episodes will be free to download as pdf documents, and the complete works will be available for purchase a reasonable time after the initial publication. In addition to the pdf copies of the Classics themselves, these pages will also include synopses, author information, and reviews.
|The Mysteries of Udolpho||by Ann Radcliffe, as advertised by Jane Austen in Northanger Abbey.||Download Chapter|
|A Journey from this World to the Next||a fantasy novel by Henry Fielding, the author of Tom Jones.||Download Chapter||Rev. Huw|
|1900 or The Last President||the election of a populist on November 3rd 1896 by Ingersoll Lockwood.|
|The Last Man||the story of a 21st century pandemic by Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.||Download Chapter||Rev. Huw|
|The History of Mr. Polly||a gentle novel of shopkeeping, accidental heroism, and seeing the world by Herbert George Wells.|
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