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Very recently, we gave away a Kindle Fire, but did you know that you can start reading on Kindle right away without spending any more money? Fortunately, Amazon has provided quite a few classic books totally free of charge for the general public. The best part of all is that none the Kindle free classics are abridged!
Below, we have six classics that you may or may have not been able to read on the Kindle, so don’t hesitate. Also, for those of you who don’t have a Kindle, you really shouldn’t feel left out. With the Kindle app and the Cloud Reader, you can join right in and read all of these on whatever device you happen to have.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuth classic is available on the Kindle for only $0.00. The e-book includes all twelve of the original stories about the master detective, and the easy to read format will make it a breeze to fly through. Yes, I will include an obligatory “Elementary, my dear Watson” in this paragraph. Happy?
* At the time of this article, Amazon has made a note that the description of this book is under review on their site. Based on my own personal copy, it seems fairly accurate.
Before there was Fight Club, there was The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Right now, you can dive into the symbolic struggle of good versus evil for free. However, it does not include the destruction of the establishment or anything remotely similar to “space-monkeys”. So go ahead and pick up the classic story on the Kindle Store.
Sadly, my first introduction to Alan Quartermain was through The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. As much as I loved that movie, I am rather embarrassed to say this was my only encounter with the character. When I saw that King Solomon’s Mines was available for free on the Kindle, I knew it was going on my reading list ASAP.
Alice’s tale has always been very interesting to me (and that is not due to copious amounts of opium). There’s just something about the whole surreal feeling of it all. Fortunately, her adventures in Wonderland have been made available for free on the Kindle. Granted, I haven’t found Through the Looking Glass on the store, but the fact that this is even readily available is nice.
Honestly, I have always had a special place in my heart for the Dickens classic. Upon finding it on Kindle, I was a little too excited to re-read the story of Pip (despite how sad it is in some parts). What’s always intrigued me is how this story was brought to the public via serials. This has made me wonder if the Amazon Kindle would be a good medium for a modern day serial in which a new chapter is brought to your reader every week.
Also, I haven’t checked the ending of this Great Expectations, so I do not know if it includes the original ending, the revised ending, or both.
Oz is a pretty trippy place when you think about it, and I rank the world somewhere up there with Wonderland. Follow Dorothy in another Oz-related quest (this isn’t the original) when she is sucked back into the magical world against her will.
No word on whether or not the other Oz books are available for free, but this should serve as a nice introduction to the series.
Before you get too troubled about not seeing your favorite classic book on here, I want you to know that I am aware that there are quite a few Kindle free classics . It’s just a matter of finding them all! Also, once again, remember that you do not need a Kindle to read these books. Just use the app or the Cloud Reader.
For more e-book recommendations, don’t forget to follow Christian’s monthly MUO Book Club.
What free Kindle classics have you found? Which books do you recommend?