Free literary fiction Kindle books for 03 Jun 18

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ( Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature.

Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and â??in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook.

This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain’s to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his idea a fair trial. Several weeks after completing it, I discovered an almost identical plot in Samuel Butler’s “Note-books.”
The story was published in “Collier’s” last summer and provoked this startling letter from an anonymous admirer in Cincinnati:
I have read the story Benjamin Button in Colliers and I wish to say that as a short story writer you would make a good lunatic I have seen many peices of cheese in my life but of all the peices of cheese I have ever seen you are the biggest peice. I hate to waste a peice of stationary on you but I will.”

An Unexpected Chance: The opportunity to be young again

by Brandon J. Miller

How would you feel, if someone offered you the opportunity to be young again? Your youthful self? Healthy, young, nothing but time. This, is exactly what has happened to Walter Coleman. Come take a peek at his journey to where no human has ever gone before. Here’s a quick taste of what you can expect in this intense, extraordinary and heartwarming story. Here we go.

This unique and touching story starts off with a lonely old WWII veteran in his dying days. With the help of two quirky scientists, he transforms into his younger body and tries to connect with the only family he has left.

WALTER COLEMAN, a brittle senior citizen receives the news that he has terminal cancer, with only a couple of weeks to live. He is left with the regret of his past and comes to the realization that he will die alone. Two young, yet dark comedic scientists, CHASE MCILROY and TAYLOR WRIGHT, show up at Walter’s door step, only to reveal that they have a special solution to make Walter young again. Using an Ipad, they show him a video of an old decrepit mouse that was injected with their solution. The mouse turns young, energetic and cancer free. Walter learns that these scientists were given his medical records by his own doctor. They needed someone in his specific condition. Walter is clearly upset and dismisses the scientists’ offer. After the doctor’s leave, Walter collapses and gets rushed to the hospital. He finds out the cancer has spread and that weeks have turned into days. He decides to get the treatment.
Underneath Seattle’s main hospital, the young scientists strap Walter in. Using their state of the art equipment, they inject Walter. After an agonizing process, we see the changes in Walter’s body. His skin clears, his hair shines dark and his body tones. Walter is exactly how he looked when he was 25. Chase, Taylor and Walter start to become very close. Chase who’s incredibly intelligent, is the youngest professor ever at the Harvard Medical Centre. Somehow, he still can’t seem to figure out the ladies. Walter, using his old school techniques, shows Chase how to properly treat and court women, without even knowing it.

Walter decides to connect with his long lost grandson, JAKE COLEMAN, who works at the Seattle Fish Market. Although Walter is now the same age as Jake, he wants to become the grandfather he never was. In order to establish connection, Walter gets a job at the fish market alongside Jake. Walter meets Jake’s wife JULES COLEMAN and their beautiful young daughter LEAH COLEMAN. After our protagonist saves Jake and the market from a robbery, he is invited to Leah’s birthday party. He gives her a rather unique gift that we later on learn its significance. Walter eventually breaks the news to Jake that he’s his grandfather.
Jake is stunned and reveals he wants nothing to do with his drunk and abusive grandfather, he’s heard so much about. Jake doesn’t believe Walter’s situation and is convinced he’s crazy. At the lab, Taylor finds the mouse transformed back into its original, older self. She then scrambles to find Chase so they can get Walter back to the hospital. After a sudden run in and conversation with Taylor and Chase, Jake eventually realizes that Walter is in fact his grandfather…
Walter ends up back in the hospital on his death bed… will he get a visit from the only family he has left?

Dolor and Shadow (Tales of the Drui Book 1)

by Angela B. Chrysler

When a great power awakens in Princess Kallan, she is taken to Alfheim. Desperate to keep the princess hidden, her abilities are suppressed and her memory erased.

Years later, Kallan inherits her father’s war and vows revenge on the one man she believes is responsible: Rune, King of Gunir. Soon, a twist of fate puts Kallan into the protection of the man she has sworn to kill, and Rune into possession of power he does not understand.

From Alfheim to Jotunheim, and then lost in the world of Men, the two must form an unlikely alliance to make their way home and solve the mystery of their past – and of the Shadow that hunts them both.

“…a sweeping, epic novel… highly recommend it to all fantasy lovers.” – Erin S. Riley, author of Odin’s Shadow
“Angela B. Chrysler has brought world building to breathtaking heights with â??Dolor and Shadow'” – Jay Norry
“This is book one in a set that has the potential to become timeless” – Timothy Bateson

The Prince and Betty

by P. G. Wodehouse

On the contrary, it is, very much. I happen to have some self-respect. I’ve only just found it out, it’s true, but it’s there all right. I don’t want to be a prince–take it from me, it’s a much overrated profession–but if I’ve got to be one, I’ll specialize. I won’t combine it with being a bunco steerer on the side. As long as I am on the throne, this high-toned crap-shooting will continue a back number.

à®?ம்ப ராமாயணம் – à®?தà¯? வà®?ிவில்: Kamba Ramayanam (Tamil Edition)

by ரா ��னிவா�ன் Ra Srinivasan

�ம்பர் வ�ம�ழி�் �ாவியத்த�த் த�ன் தமிழ் ம�ழியில் �வித��் ��ற்�ள��் ��ண்�ு �ாவியம் ப��த்துத்தந்திரு�்�ிறார். �ம்பர் �ாவியத்து�்�� �வர் ��ுத்தாளும் ��ற்�ள் தனி�் �ிறப்ப�த் தரு�ின்றன.

“à®?à¯?à®?் à®?à¯?ற் à®?வி à®?ன்பம்” à®?வர் à®?à®?்à®?ியது. à®?வ்வின்பம் à®?ிறிதும் à®?ுறà¯?யாது à®?à®°à¯?நà®?à¯?யில் à®?ந்நà¯?ல் பà®?à¯?à®?்à®?ப்பà®?்à®?ுள்ளது.

�ம்ப ராமாயண�் �த� ம�்�ும் ��ுத்து�் ��றுவது �வ்வுர�ந�� ந�ல். �த��் ��வ� ���ாமல் நி�ழ்�்�ி�ள��் �ித்திரி�்�ிறது �ந்ந�ல்; �ர�ந�� �தற்�ுத் தனி�்�ிறப்புத் தரு�ிறது.

– ரா.à®?à¯?னிவாà®?ன்

Diálogos del poeta esquizofrénico (Spanish Edition)

by René Ventura

Estamos ante una novela ambiciosa y excelente. Originalísima tanto en su concepción como en su desarrollo, el autor aborda los temas universales que, no obstante, tienen su eco moderno adoptando nuevas formas y representaciones.
Así, la referencia a la locura, encarnada por el poeta Antonin Artaud, es llevada al presente como una ambivalente compañera que, de un lado, es amenazante en su representación de multiplicidad de espejos y pesadillas que pueden sumir al sujeto en la desesperación, pero también es una arma lúcida contra el engranaje del sistema capitalista, en el que se tacha de forma frecuente de “locas” a las personas hiperlúcidas.
El texto tiene multitud de referentes literarios, comenzando por el propio Artaud (el texto contiene poemas que van hilvanando la historia, conformando
una técnica narrativa connatural a la obra), pasando por Dostoyevski (sobre todo en Crimen y castigo, El doble o Memorias del subsuelo y sus personajes marginales e hiperconscientes, dolientes del mundo en el que viven), Gogol, como escritor de la locura por antonomasia, El proceso de Kafka; así como muchos otros de la literatura latinoamericana, como Ernesto Sábato en la concepción de la urbe que
alberga un mundo subterráneo, con personajes amenazantes (Sobre héroes y tumbas), entre otra literatura europea.

The Courtship of Edward Gardiner: A Pride and Prejudice Prequel

by Nicole Clarkston

Every great love has a beginning. In Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, we meet with perhaps the most sensible, caring relatives a lovelorn young woman could hope for: Mr and Mrs Gardiner. What is their story?

Edward Gardiner has just been refused by the lovely young woman he had intended to make his wife. Heartbroken and eager for a diversion, he accepts an invitation from his brother-in-law, Thomas Bennet, to accompany him along with his two eldest daughters to the north on family business. Gardiner’s pleasure tour is interrupted, however, when his eldest niece falls ill and is unable to travel farther.

Stopping over in the scarcely remarkable village of Lambton, the men decide that Bennet must continue on, while Gardiner and the children remain. The only trouble is that Gardiner has not the least idea how he should care for one ailing niece and another who is ready to drive him to distraction… until he meets with Madeline Fairbanks.

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