Amazon's Kindle Keyboard e-reader displaying a page of an e-book
An electronic book (or e-book or eBook) is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices. Although sometimes defined as "an electronic version of a printed book", some e-books exist without a printed equivalent. E-books can be read on dedicated e-reader devices, but also on any computer device that features a controllable viewing screen, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
In the 2000s, there was a trend of print and e-book sales moving to the Internet, where readers buy traditional paper books and e-books on websites using e-commerce systems. With print books, readers are increasingly browsing through images of the covers of books on publisher or bookstore websites and selecting and ordering titles online; the paper books are then delivered to the reader by mail or another delivery service. With e-books, users can browse through titles online, and then when they select and order titles, the e-book can be sent to them online or the user can download the e-book. At the start of 2012 in the U.S., more e-books were published online than were distributed in hardcover.
The main reasons for people buying e-books online are possibly lower prices, increased comfort (as they can buy from home or on the go with mobile devices) and a larger selection of titles. With e-books, "[e]lectronic bookmarks make referencing easier, and e-book readers may allow the user to annotate pages."  "Although fiction and non-fiction books come in e-book formats, technical material is especially suited for e-book delivery because it can be [electronically] searched" for keywords. In addition, for programming books, code examples can be copied. The amount of e-book reading is increasing in the U.S.; by 2014, 28% of adults had read an e-book, compared to 23% in 2013. This is increasing, because by 2014 50% of American adults had an e-reader or a tablet, compared to 30% owning such devices in 2013.
Just Right click any file to download! This is quite an oppurtunity to see
if these programs can work for you!
index (1 Page)
Ulysses - James Joyce
Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer's Odyssey and there are many parallels, between the two works. Bloom faces many challenges including his wifes infidelity, Irish political instability and Irish anti-Semitism.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The classic tale of Pip,
a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and grows up in the company
of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham and her haughty young ward, Estella.
Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and gratitude as a result of
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice, and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen. Wildly romantic tale of the Dashwood sisters, Marianne, Elinor and Margaret. After their father dies, the girls and their mother are left with no permanent home and very little money. With no other satisfactory prospects, they leave their beloved home to live with distant relatives. Soon the girls meet new and fascinating characters Willoughby; charming, impetuous and disloyal, and Colonel Brandon; the darkly brooding retired officer and bachelor. There, Elinor is reacquainted with her dear friend, Edward Ferrars, only to be told he is engaged to another woman. Only a child, young Margaret cant understand what all the fuss is about and spends her time in tree houses and studying maps of the world. A beautifully written, happily ever after story, it is widely seen as a classic in English literature, and one of Jane Austens most recognizable works..
Billy Budd, by Herman Melville. Billy Budd is an allegory of
good vs. evil, with innocence standing by as the helpless victim. A naive
young man is pressed into the service of the British Navy at the very end
of the 18th century. He views first hand the cruelty and extreme brutality
of the ship sadistic master-at-arms, and accidentally kills him. He is then
tried for his murder.
Hounds of the Baskervilles
Hounds of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The recent
death of Sir Charles Baskerville stirs up a dangerous business. For the "luminous,
ghastly, and spectral" hound of the family legend has been seen roaming
the moors at night, and it appears that the new baronet has inherited, along
with the ancient house and vast wealth of his family, a dreadful destiny.
The Land that Time Forgot
The Land that Time Forgot, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. In 1916 the
US Montrose is fired on and sunken by a German U-boat. However the survivors
manage to sneak aboard and capture the U-boat. In between subsequent coups,
the British and Germans agree to an uneasy truce until they can reach a neutral
port. But they become lost and instead arrive on the mythical continent of
Caprona where dinosaurs and cavemen still roam. Amid this savage, primitive
environment they attempt to survive and repair the submarine.
Life on the Mississippi
Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's memoir of his youthful
years as a cub pilot on a steamboat paddling up and down the Mississippi River.
Twain used his childhood experiences growing up along the Mississippi in a
number of works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but nowhere is the river and the pilot's
life more thoroughly described than in this work. Told with insight, humor,
and candor, Life on the Mississippi is an American classic..
The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu
The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu is an account of the amazing adventures of Nayland Smith in his trailing of the Sinister Chinaman, Dr. Fu Manchu.
The Lost World
The Lost World, by Arthur Conan Doyle. Explorer Professor Challenger
is taking quite a beating in the London press thanks to his claim that living
dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon. Newspaper reporter Edward
Malone learns that this claim originates from a diary given to him by fellow
explorer Maple Whites daughter, Paula. Malones paper funds an
expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high
plateau. Joined by renowned hunter John Roxton, and others, the group goes
to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by pre-historic
creatures, one of which they even manage to bring back to London with them.
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Animal Farm is a satirical allegory of Soviet totalitarianism. Orwell based major events in the book on ones from the Soviet Union during the Stalin era. Orwell, a democratic socialist, and a member of the Independent Labor Party for many years, was a critic of Stalin, and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
Four Past Midnight - Stephen King
Master horror writer Stephen King compiles four great novellas under one title in Four Past Midnight- The Langoliers, The Sun Dog, Secret Window, Secret Garden and The Library Policeman. The Langoliers is the incredibly scary story of an airplane trapped in a time warp. The Sun Dog reveals a camera whose photographs all produce pictures of a menacing dog. You will never be late with a library book again after reading The Library Policeman and Secret Window, Secret Garden is the story of a writer who encounters someone who believes that the writer has stolen his material. These novellas are King at his finest.
The Green Mile - Stephen King
Named for the path of green linoleum tile that runs along the cellblock corridor to the execution room in Cold Mountain Penitentiary, the book centers on prison guard Paul Edgecomb, and his experiences with convicts, including John Coffey on death row in the 1930's. Coffey is a mentally handicapped inmate convicted of murdering two little girls. The story takes a turn when it is discovered that Coffey possesses healing abilities, and Edgecomb begins to develop a relationship with him. Guaranteed to keep the reader enthralled from start to finish, the Green Mile remains what many think is King's most spiritual novel ever.
The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper
It was one of the most popular English-language novels of its time, and helped establish Cooper as one of the first world-famous American writers. Although stylistic and narrative flaws left it open to criticism since its publication, and its length and distinctive prose style have reduced its appeal to later readers, The Last of the Mohicans is a mainstay in American literature courses. It is the most famous of the Leatherstocking Tales and explores the relationships between White settlers and Native Americans near the Lake George region of NY.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving
The story is set in the Dutch settlement of Tarrytown, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a priggish schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, for the hand of eighteen-year-old Katrina Van Tassel. As Crane leaves a party, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who lost his head to a cannon ball during "some nameless battle" during the American Revolutionary War.
The Simpler Way
Our industrial-affluent-consumer society is extremely unjust and ecologically
unsustainable. Almost all social and economic problems are getting worse.
These problems cannot be solved in a society that is driven by obsession with
high rates of production and consumption, affluent living standards, market
forces, the profit motive and economic growth. Problems of ecological destruction,
Third World poverty, resource depletion, conflict and social breakdown are
caused by consumer-capitalist society and cannot be solved unless we move
to simpler, more self-sufficient and cooperative lifestyles, and a very different
economy, i.e., The Simpler Way.
Great Britain and Her Queen
Keeling's Great Britain and Her Queen will enlighten you on the fascinating
life of Queen Victoria, as well as the lives of many other well-known people
of the era, such as Napoleon III, Alfred Tennyson, and Charles Dickens. Well
researched, this book will give you in-depth knowledge about Great Britain
in the 19th century and is an excellent reference. You'll also love the stunning
Shakespeare's Hamlet is the tragic tale of a young prince who seeks revenge for his father's murder. Betrayal, madness and revenge are the centerpieces of this classic, must read book.
Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages
Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages and Renaissance Period provides fascinating, in-depth information, great illustrations, and depicts what life was like during those time periods. Free with membership, and the rich details in this e-book will practically make history come alive!