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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tales to Read Under the Covers... This Weeks Theme for Barnes and Noble Freebie Nook eBooks!

After Dark... Tales to Read Under the Covers is this weeks theme for the Barnes & Noble free eBooks for your Nook promotion! So where does "After Dark" take us? From Hell in Dante's Inferno to the future found in H.G. Wells Time Machine... We meet a certain headless horseman in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and travel with Captain Nemo to wondrous places in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. What better way to experience these reading adventures than with these great classic editions from Barnes & Noble and free to download for your Nook! You can find the current available downloads at Barnes & Noble, and in the meantime Here's What's Available This Week...

  • Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction by Joseph Conrad
  • Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
  • Time Machine and The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Writings by Washington Irving
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
These Barnes & Noble Classics are not just a rehashing of what you could also possibly find at Project Gutenberg. Barnes & Noble has gone the extra mile to make an affordable and well rounded book. Here are some of the features of the B & N Classics from their website:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
  • All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
And BTW, Woman in White by Wilkie Collins is thought to be the first real detective story, and one of the greatest mysteries ever written... Happy Reading!

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