Classic English novels abridged and simplified by Emma Laybourn, to download as free ebooks.

Classic English Novels Abridged

This is a collection of famous English novels which have been shortened and slightly simplified for the general reader. They are available as free ebooks.

These are not summaries; they are half to two-thirds of the length of the originals. I've selected works that people often have trouble getting through because of their density or complexity. The aim is to make the books easier to read, while keeping their style intact.

There are now four abridged books in the series: Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, George Eliot's Daniel Deronda and Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy.

You can download the free ebooks direct from this page (Smashwords editions), or from the ebook stores listed below.

Wuthering Heights Abridged
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Mansfield Park Abridged
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Daniel Deronda Abridged
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Tristram Shandy Abridged
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I've also compiled two poetry anthologies, available as free ebooks: Tennyson's Selected Poems and an Anthology of English Landscape Poetry.

You can visit my main website, Megamouse Books, here. It contains children's online stories and ebooks (mostly free), as well as printable puzzle and colouring pages.

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the free ebook of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Abridged

the free ebook of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Abridged

the free ebook of George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, Abridged

the free ebook of Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Abridged