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16 November 2008 07:00

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Free eBook

end to it. But there was one curious circumstance. I had taken a loathing to my gentleman at first sight. So had the child's family, which was only natural. But the doctor's case was what struck me. He was the usual cut and dry apothecary, of no particular age and colour, with a strong Edinburgh accent and about as emotional as a bagpipe. Well, sir, he was like the rest of us; every time he looked at my prisoner, I saw that Sawbones turn sick and white with desire to kill him. I knew what was in his mind, just as he knew what was in mine; and killing being out of the question, we did the next best. We told the man we could and would make such a scandal out of this as should make his name stink from one end of London to the other. If he had any friends or any credit, we undertook that he should lose them. And all the time, as we were pitching it in red hot, we were keeping the women off him as best we could for they were as wild as harpies. I never saw a circle of such hateful faces; and there was th

LibriVox » The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. London lawyer Utterson is driven to investigate Edward Hyde, the unlikely protégé of his friend Dr Henry Jekyll, suspecting the relationship to be founded on blackmail. The truth is worse than he could have imagined. Jekyll’s ‘full statement of the case’, the final chapter of the book, explores the idea of dual personality that led him to his experiments, and his inexorable and finally fatal descent into evil. (Summary by David Barnes)

LibriVox » Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Treasure Island is an adventure novel, a thrilling tale of “buccaneers and buried gold.” Traditionally considered a coming of age story, it is an adventure tale of superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children’s literature then and now. (Summary from wikipedia.org)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - Free eBook

A masterful tale of ''buccaneers and buried gold''. First published in the children's magazine Young Folks, and considered a coming of age story, it is an adventure tale of superb atmosphere, character, and action, as well as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels, and its influence on popular lore about pirates can not be overestimated. Approx. 68,021 words.

15 November 2008 12:00

George Orwell’s 1984: Download Free Audio Book Version | Open Culture

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George Orwell’s 1984: Download Free Audio Book Version | Category: Audio Books, Literature | | Here’s a quick one while I am away on some unexpected business… Over at the Internet Archive, you can find George Orwell’s classic, 1984, available as a free audio book. As you’ll see, the recording is professionally done. You can download the full zip file here. Or alternatively you can get the individual mp3 files, or stream them, from this page. On a more permanent basis, you can find Orwell’s 1949 work housed in our Free Audio Book Collection along with lots of other free texts. Or see it on our list of Life Changing Books.

15 November 2008 09:00

Internet Archive: Details: Wuthering Heights

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Librivox recording of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz, Geoff Cowgill, Michelle Crandall, hosmer_angel, Lee Ann Howlett, Larysa Jaworski, JemmaBlythe, Lady Maria, Lord Peter, Martina, Mellors, Alison Raouf, scrappylibrarian and Jennifer Stearns. A tale of passion set in the bleak Yorkshire moors in mid 19thC, far from the Victorian uprightness, Wuthering Heights depicts the mutual love of Catherine and Heathcliff till destruction rends the narration; yet cruelty is only to be met with forgiveness in the following generations. Romantic, impassioned and wild, it is also a dark journey in the human soul. (Summary by Lady Maria).

12 October 2008 05:00

Read Books Online - PublicLiterature.Org

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"His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people. The Times" Paulo Coelho is one of the most beloved storytelling authors of our times. His books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 67 languages. http://astore.amazon.com/wwwpaulocoelh-20