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Three classic books that are better than any of the movies:

  1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (download)
  2. Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley (download)
  3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (download)

These three are all far more subtle than any movie interpretation I’ve seen.  The first two are much more than just “Oh no!  There’s a monster running loose!”  The Dicken’s story gives the back-story of why Ebeneezer Scrooge became such a bitter, lonely old man;  it paints him as a tragic figure, a man to be pitied.

Project Gutenberg is a repository for books in the public domain, and makes them available in multiple formats, including Epub and Kindle for today’s e-readers.  All of their downloads are free.  Always check there first– I’ve seen public domain books selling in the Apple store for $6 or $7, and that’s just ripping people off.

2 Comments

  1. thank You!

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  2. markonit

    …you have mentioned PG several times and I always find something that I have wanted to ready but hadn’t because of the cost… thanks..!

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