Tuesday, January 13

100 classic books -nintendo ds

Not available in the US for some reason, but Nintendo has released 100 classic books in a cartridge for reading on the DS gaming device (UK release, and already out of stock due to popularity). Full listing here. Lightning review (positive) of it here by a headmaster in the Scottish borders. Quick pick of 20 titles listed below.

Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
Harriet Beecher: Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
Carlo Collodi: The Adventures of Pinocchio
Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
James Fenimore Cooper: Last of the Mohicans
Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist
Alexandre Dumas: The Three Musketeers
Henry Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines
Thomas Hardy: Tess of The D'Urbervilles
Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter
D.H. Lawrence: Sons And Lovers
Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera
Jack London: White Fang
Herman Melville: Moby Dick
Anna Sewell: Black Beauty
William Shakespeare: Macbeth
Robert Louis Stevenson: Kidnapped
Mark Twain: Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea


Cue discussion of e-readers, Google Books Library Project, "people don't read anymore", role of libraries in the electronic age... etc. At the least check out the Project Gutenberg and read a few classics (any of the above) for free.

1 comment:

Sarah Fox said...

that is actually a pretty cool idea. not sure about reading off a screen though, always prefer to hold the paper in my hand, terrible habit of folding the pages over..never was one for a bookmark!