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Frankenstein app includes original handwritten manuscript, plus 1,300 other things

The New York Public Library just released Frankenstein, its second free Biblion installment, and like last year’s World Fair app this one comes loaded with enough primary source material and new content to keep you occupied for a month. Mary … Continue reading

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Today’s bargain book: “The Master And Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov

“The Master And Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov Price: $0.99 expired Summary: The devil shows up in 1930s Moscow and causes havoc, and one woman decides to strike a deal with him in order to find missing lover. This darkly satirical … Continue reading

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90-second “A Wrinkle in Time” is like a Spark Notes video made by tiny, insane actors

The problem with old age, or Internet overdoses, or vitamin B12 deficiency (that’s today’s health story), is that you forget the classics. For example, I know Charlotte was a spider, but did she save her pig-baby from a bejeweled Hobbit? … Continue reading

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Free Kindle screensaver: “Watership Down” word clouds

Tim wrote in with a request: “I would love to have a screen from the book ‘Watership Down.’” Done! I’m not a great rabbit artist, so I included several different versions sans rabbit in case anyone else wants to take … Continue reading

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Is a Kindle bullet proof? There’s one quick way to find out.

“Can a book save your life?” That’s what Tom Shillue of the literary journal Electric Literature asks in the clip above, and you can tell he should be taken very seriously because he does that TV news journalist walk toward … Continue reading

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Huge list of free classics on the Amazon Kindle store

Want to read Austen or Dostoyevsky on your Kindle without paying a cent? Morris Rosenthal of Foner Books has put together a mega list of free classics available on the Amazon Kindle store: http://www.fonerbooks.com/free.htm It’s a great starting point if … Continue reading

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The Paris Review posts over 300 author interviews online

If you enjoy learning how your favorite authors think, write, and argue, then you’ll love this amazing new resource now available for free online. The Paris Review has been interviewing the world’s most famous authors for over five decades, and … Continue reading

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Updike, Nabokov, Borges and other literary giants finally hit the Kindle Store

Update, 24 Aug 2010:Wylie’s agency has made-up with Random House and is canceling this deal with Amazon, so never mind. Original post below: Up until now, some of the biggest names in Western literature–Philip Roth, V. S. Naipaul, Hunter S. … Continue reading

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