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Coop
January 13th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Hello
I want free ebooks of classical type like Arabian Nights,Dracula etc that are not the original complicated versions that are hard to read but are simplified.
You know,like how Oxford and other publishers offer simplified versions of classical books for children.
I want free classical ebooks that are simplified.
Please give me a good site that has free simplified classical ebooks.
Regards Coop

ciaran.mooney
January 13th, 2007, 11:34 PM
Hi,

The best source of original classics that I can think of is Project Gutenberg. They have a huge archive of public domain literature.

www.gutenberg.org

It won't be *simplified* but it will be the original text. I would assume that any simplified versions of public domain books would incur their own new copyright and that would be all sorts of issues.

Another possible source for some is Librivox, http://librivox.org/, they are using the Project Gutenberg archive and recording the books. They are Free audio books. And I think they do have arabian nights.

I'd reccomend reading the books from Gutenberg and writing your own simplified versions, or even just give the original texts to children, depending on their age you could be pleasantly surprised at how well they could understand the texts.

Good luck!

Ciarán

Coop
January 14th, 2007, 12:04 AM
Thank you Ciaran for your reply.

vk_rams
May 13th, 2009, 04:14 PM
For good computer e-books, please visit this site

http://freecomputerbooks.co.cc

No need to pay single penny on this site

drawkcab
May 14th, 2009, 12:34 AM
I'd reccomend [..] just give the original texts to children, depending on their age you could be pleasantly surprised at how well they could understand the texts.

Agreed. I read the Odyssey in 3rd grade and Thucidides in 6th grade. They were on the bookshelf at home and I didn't know any better. Obviously I didn't catch everything that was going on, but I thought they were interesting enough.

TBOL3
September 23rd, 2009, 01:15 PM
I would also recoemend

http://www.gutenberg.org
http://www.librivox.org

but there is also the internet archive, with their book collection (librivox is part of the internet archive)

http://www.archive.org

and another source is manybooks:

http://manybooks.net/

forrestcupp
September 23rd, 2009, 02:57 PM
Ha, ha. This thread was resurrected from the dead by someone who gave an answer that didn't even apply to the original question.

:lol: