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Here are a few things that are new or updated on Project Gutenberg this week and might be fun to read.  They’re available for free in a variety of file formats, including something that’s compatible with your reader.

  • Emma, by Jane Austen.  One of the best novels ever.
  • Asgard Stories, by Mabel H. Cummings.  A collection of children’s retellings of Norse tales.
  • Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes, by Harry Graham.  From a contemporary of Gilbert and Sullivan, a collection of poetry and black humor.
  • Strictly Business, by O. Henry.  A collection of short fiction from the master of the twist ending.
  • The Jewel of Seven Stars, by Bram Stoker.  The tale of an Egyptian mummy – Stoker was forced to change from the gruesome ending to a happy ending.  Which ending is in the Project Gutenberg edition?
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.  If you were forced to read this book in high school, you should consider reading it again.  It is brilliant on many levels from base humor to great wisdom.

Written by Contented Reader

September 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Posted in Project Gutenberg


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