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Contents

What’s in here?

  1. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (PDF, EPUB)
  2. A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur’s Court, by Marc Twain (PDF, EPUB)
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (PDF, EPUB)
  4. A_Study_in_Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (PDF, EPUB)
  5. At the Mountains of Madness, by H. P. Lovecraft (PDF, EPUB)
  6. Die Biene Maja, by Waldemar Bonsels (german) (PDF, EPUB)
  7. Dracula, by Bram Stoker (PDF, EPUB)
  8. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (PDF, EPUB)
  9. Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift (PDF, EPUB)
  10. Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville (PDF, EPUB)
  11. Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, by Edgar Allan Poe (PDF, EPUB)
  12. New Arabian Nights, by Robert Lewis Stevenson (PDF, EPUB)
  13. Nils Holgersson, by Selma Lagerlöf (german) (PDF, EPUB)
  14. Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Dafoe (PDF, EPUB)
  15. Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse (german) (PDF, EPUB)
  16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (PDF, EPUB)
  17. The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura (PDF, EPUB)
  18. The Call of Cthulhu, by H. P. Lovecraft (PDF, EPUB)
  19. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, by H. P. Lovecraft (PDF, EPUB)
  20. The Happy Prince and Other Tales, by Oscar Wilde (PDF, EPUB)
  21. The Hound_of_the_Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (PDF, EPUB)
  22. The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells (PDF, EPUB)
  23. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling (PDF, EPUB)
  24. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (PDF, EPUB)
  25. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Lewis Stevenson (PDF, EPUB)
  26. The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells (PDF, EPUB)
  27. The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells (PDF, EPUB)
  28. Treasure Island, by Robert Lewis Stevenson (PDF, EPUB)

Credits & Attribution

The authors of the respective books are to be thanked first, of course. The above list contains from wise and insightful to humorous and entertaining many colours of literature. Each was a master of his own kind.

The serif font used for display is Crimson Text by Sebastian Kosch et al., available under the Open Font License from aldusleaf.org or via the Google Webfont Directory. It is an extraordinary example for a well-crafted font that brings the wisdom of the Renaissance to modern screens.

For special reading support, e. g. bookmarks, the fabulous jQuery JavaScript library is used to develop fast and consistently. It is published under the GPL and the MIT licenses and copyrighted by John Resig and the Dōjō Foundation, respectively.

The hosting takes place at Github.com. Their “pages” feature is great for purposes like this site.

How to Use This Site

The following features rely on Javascript being active in your browser. If you don’t know, what that means, you usually don’t have to worry about it.

At the top right corner you see three icons. They give you access to:

  1. the settings for all ebooks, where you can configure viewing details,
  2. the table of contents of the current ebook, and
  3. the bookmarking utility, that sets the bookmark at the current position in the book.

The left margin of the screen shows information about where in the book you are right now and gives you quick access to jump to the bookmark (“¶”), the top of the book (“↸”), the previous and next chapter. If there is a bookmark set, and if you haven’t visited it, since you opened the page, the “¶” will blink. If you move the mouse over it, the blinking will end.

Navigation with the Keyboard

If, by chance, you know the vi editor, you will be pleased to learn, that you can use k and j to scroll the view. Ctrl-F and Ctrl-B scroll a full screen wide forth and back.

The Ctrl-F is usually used to access the text search. If you want or need this behaviour, you can simply keep Ctrl-F pressed for two seconds, and the search field will appear.

How to Report Errors

First of all, thank you for considering reporting an error. It is by far not possible for some people doing this project in their spare time to do serious proofreading. We rely on the great work done by Project Gutenberg, WikiSource and other people working openly together to bring great literature to the web. However, even then errors might slip in.

If you buy a printed book, you usually have little to no way to tell the publisher, if there are typos or other errors in it. The web however makes it possible to give instant feedback. In the case of these ebooks you can file an issue here and tell us about the problem.

You might also consider telling the folks at Project Gutenberg, if you spotted a typo. They are usually open to and thankful for improvements in their ebooks.

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