Autumn began this month, and as the air gets cool and crisp it’s a great season to curl up indoors and enjoy a classic novel. Many writers derive their inspiration from this transitional and colorful season. As the leaves change, the skies grow more ominous, and farmers prepare to bring in their crops and store them for the cold months ahead, the Muses also appear to inspire writers. Here are some excellent selections, all of which are available right here at Free-Ebooks.net, to help you start your e-book collection of timeless titles that are especially fun to read in the fall.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, penned by Washington Irving, is one of America’s greatest fiction classics, and a perennial favorite of readers in the autumn months. It’s also a popular download at Free-Ebooks.net this time of year. The story takes readers back to the early days of the Dutch colonists who, in the 1700s, settled what is now the state of New York. You’ll meet the strange, tall, and scarecrow-like Ichabod Crane. But beware. You may be put under the spell of wizards and haunted by the headless horseman…who attends dances and harvest festivals in an attempt to marry the lovely Katrina. After encountering the headless horseman Ichabod’s adventures take a wild and mysterious turn…and so will your reading adventure.
Winter, Autumn, Summer, Spring
Poetry lovers will enjoy this collection of seasonal poems of the author who goes by the poetic name of Cleo Patra. This e-book is her 2nd collection of poems, and it takes the reader on rather dark and autumnal journey through ravaging emotions that eventually rise like a phoenix from the ashes of despair and loneliness. For those who are in the mood to go inside and hide as the flowers of summer fade into smoky skies, imminent frost, and looming winter, the autumn poems in this anthology will actually bring literary pleasure and comfort. Read it by the fire, under the light of the full moon, or just while commuting back and forth to work on the subway or bus.
Macbeth is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare and first performed in public around the year 1606. The enduring classic reveals in dramatic fashion the dark side of politics and the ambition for unbridled power. Unlike many of the great plays by Shakespeare that are set in England, Macbeth take the reader to ancient Scotland. That hilly, verdant countryside becomes the backdrop for a story of war, prophecy, strategic intrigue and political assassination, witchcraft, madness, and suicide. For those interested in a short summary of this classic play by Shakespeare, you can read a handy 9-page e-book summary of MacBeth compiled by Abhishek.
Charlotte Bronte’s classic Jane Eyre is now available in e-book format. Young Jane became an orphan, sent to live with her aunt. Then she was subjected to all sorts of ill treatment and cruel discipline at school. But she somehow managed to maintain her hope and dignity, eventually growing into a successful woman during the Victorian era. Her problems and challenges persist, however, when she falls in love and then has to face obstacles that try to impede the romantic relationship as she searches for greater meaning in life and a more free and independent role as a woman. Readers of all ages will find the story both inspiring and emotionally moving, making it a great read as you shift from sunny summer into windy autumn and the days grow shorter.
Listen to Audio Books this Autumn
The Study in Scarlet story is when Dr. Watson, the sidekick of Sherlock Holmes, first met the famous genius detective and they shared a flat at 221B Baker Street. The Study in Scarlet is now available as a three and a half hour audio book (and is free to download if you are a VIP member of Free-Ebooks.net), too. You can also download an audio book version of another unique Sherlock Holmes mystery story anthology, the Sherlock Holmes Memoirs. This collection includes some exciting tales and ends with the fight between Sherlock Holmes and Moriaty. Other classic titles in audio format available at Free-Ebooks.net include several of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories like Monsieur Valdemar, Sphinx, and Black Cat . Kids, who tend to lighten our hearts and lives when we are in a melancholy or darkening mood, will enjoy the audio book The Scarecrow and the Tin Man, which offers a new take on the Wizard of Oz classic. Youngsters will get a special glimpse at the unique relationship between the timid scarecrow and his friend made of tin.