Bookwi.se Note: these were all free originally on July 24 and are not free again today. I am just reposting the same post. You might also be interested in free classics that are available on audible.com audiobooks through the Whispersync for Voice promotion.
One of the best features of an ebook reader are the many, many classics that you can read for free. Amazon is not the only source for books for your kindle. You can also download ebooks formatted for kindle from Christian Classics Etherial Library, Project Guttenberg and many other sources. But sometimes there are very nicely formated classics offered for free from Amazon as well. This classics are reviewed as being exceptionally well formated and illustrated.
398 pages, 556 of 792 reviews are 4 or 5-star
This edition of DRACULA by Bram Stoker features the original text, along with Stoker’s short story, “Dracula’s Guest,” beautifully designed and carefully proofed for the Kindle and including several detailed maps and historical illustrations.
Told in a series of first-person missives and reports, and set in 1890s Transylvania and England, DRACULA is the source of every vampire story told in the 20th century, the founding text of the entire genre. Count Dracula, as Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra, Mina Murray, and Dr. Von Helsing learn, is a dangerous and powerful creature who’s lived for hundreds of years and possesses powers no mortal can claim. Bent on creating legions of Un-Dead followers in populous London, Dracula must be stopped—but how?
Also includes a brief introduction and author bio.
128 pages, 370 of 486 reviews are 4 or 5-star
The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class. Wells’s transparent commentary on the capitalist society was an instant bestseller and launched the time-travel genre.
The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.
268 pages, 494 of 661 reviews are 4 or 5-star
318 pages, 46 of 50 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Could it be that Sherlock Holmes has finally met his match in the villainous Professor Moriarty? Quite possibly. The only way to know for certain is to read the climactic story “The Final Problem” from this collection of Sherlock Holmes tales.
In this second compilation of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (following The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), we learn about Holmes’ first-ever investigation in “The Gloria Scott”; meet his older, smarter (and fatter and lazier) brother, Mycroft; and are introduced to the most evil criminal mastermind in English literature, Professor Moriarty.
Including all twelve stories that originally appeared in the Strand Magazine, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes contain some of the greatest mysteries the world’s greatest detective and Dr. Watson ever encountered. This digital edition from Top Five Books also includes a short introduction, author bio, and all 98 of the original illustrations by Sidney Paget.
312 pages, 100 of 137 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Considered by many to be the first true English novel, ROBINSON CRUSOE is the original castaway story—one man shipwrecked on a desert island with little but his wits and the available resources to sustain him. Written in 1719 by Daniel Defoe and based in part on the true-life accounts of actual marooned sailors of his day, the book was an immediate success and spawned a new form of storytelling.
432 pages, 1 of 2 reviews are 5-star
The chilling novel account of a Martian invasion of London in the nineteenth century—a science fiction classic for all time.
The War of the Worlds inspired the international bestseller The Map of the Sky by FÉlix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including an excerpt of The Map of the Sky in this eBook edition.
110 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
Or as Tiny Tim put it more succinctly, “God bless us every one!”
I have not read any of these books, so they may not be any good. Some of the free kindle classics from previous Free Book posts are still available for free. If you want to see all free books as they come out you should follow Books on the Knob on their RSS or Twitter Feed. Or Ireaderreview or the many free book threads on Amazon’s Message Boards.
As always please check to make sure the books are still free before you “buy” them, especially from Amazon. Prices can change quickly. This may be a one day offer. Pick it up quick. If you do buy a book and realize later you have been charged for it, here is a guide on how to return a kindle book.