Pride, Prejudice, and Kindles: Amazon offers classics for free

You've seen the film, probably with Helena Bonham Carter and Emma Thompson; now read the original book, on your Kindle, for nowt.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies cover
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You've seen the film, probably with Helena Bonham Carter and Emma Thompson; now read the original book, on your Kindle , for nowt. The works of Dickens and Austen are among 65,000 classics of English literature digitized by the British Library and coming soon, for free, to Amazon's e-book reader.

The titles were scanned on Microsoft's dime as part of its now-defunct Live Search book search project . They're all from the 19th century and are out of copyright. Amazon will offer the e-books to Kindle owners through its Kindle store in late spring or early summer, leaving you with no excuse not to dive into the seminal classics of English literature, such as "Oliver Twist," "Tess of the d'Urbervilles," or that one with Gwyneth Paltrow. Fingers crossed for "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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