Welcome to the home of classic English literature ebooks.

This website contains literature in two categories:

Classic English novels, abridged

This is a series of famous but difficult novels, which have been slightly simplified and abridged to about two-thirds of the original length. They can be downloaded as free ebooks in all formats (including mobi for Kindle, epub and pdf.)

To find out more and to download, please click here.


Classic English poetry ebooks

These are free collections of well-known poetry in the public domain, available as pdf, epub and mobi files.

To find out more and to download, please click here.

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Books on this site are edited/compiled by Emma Laybourn.
If you are looking for Emma's stories for children, please visit her main website Megamouse Books.

If you are an adult learning English, you may be interested in ESL books by Emma's sister.

You are welcome to share or copy the ebooks on this site for any non-commercial purpose. They may not be sold.

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Cover of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Abridged, a free ebook



Cover of English Poetry of Landscape, a free ebook anthology