Tuesday, December 09, 2008

HarperCollins breaks into Nintendo

Okay, I will never be able to be a writer for The Sun newspaper, with a shoddy title like the above but it's the only one I could come up with without committing plagiarism.

So this is the story - HC has announced that they have released 100 classic novels for your reading pleasure in the Nintendo DS Lite format. Which, you have to admit, is pretty cool. This is the list of books you can read on you DS Lite:-

Louisa May Alcott Little Women
Jane Austen Emma
Jane Austen Mansfield Park
Jane Austen Persuasion
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility
Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
R.D. Blackmore Lorna Doone
Anne Bronte The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte The Professor
Charlotte Bronte Shirley
Charlotte Bronte Villette
Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights
John Bunyan The Pilgrim's Progress
Frances Burnett Little Lord Fauntleroy
Frances Burnett The Secret Garden
Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass
Wilkie Collins The Moonstone
Wilkie Collins The Woman in White
Carlo Collodi The Adventures of Pinocchio
Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Joseph Conrad Lord Jim
Susan Coolidge What Katy Did
James Fenimore Cooper Last of the Mohicans
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe
Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge
Charles Dickens Bleak House
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens David Copperfield
Charles Dickens Dombey and Son
Charles Dickens Great Expectations
Charles Dickens Hard Times
Charles Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit
Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby
Charles Dickens The Old Curiosity Shop
Charles Dickens Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers
George Eliot Adam Bede
George Eliot Middlemarch
George Eliot The Mill on the Floss
Henry Rider Haggard King Solomon's Mines
Thomas Hardy Far From The Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy Tess of The D'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy Under the Greenwood Tree
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter
Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Victor Hugo Les Miserables
Washington Irving The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon
Charles Kingsley Westward Ho!
D.H. Lawrence Sons And Lovers
Gaston Leroux The Phantom of the Opera
Jack London The Call of the Wild
Jack London White Fang
Herman Melville Moby Dick
Edgar Allen Poe Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Sir Walter Scott Ivanhoe
Sir Walter Scott Rob Roy
Sir Walter Scott Waverley
Anna Sewell Black Beauty
William Shakespeare All's Well That Ends Well
William Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra
William Shakespeare As You Like It
William Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors
William Shakespeare Hamlet
William Shakespeare Julius Caesar
William Shakespeare King Henry the Fifth
William Shakespeare King Lear
William Shakespeare King Richard the Third
William Shakespeare Love's Labour's Lost
William Shakespeare Macbeth
William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice
William Shakespeare A Midsummer-Night's Dream
William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing
William Shakespeare Othello, the Moor of Venice
William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare The Tempest
William Shakespeare Timon of Athens
William Shakespeare Titus Andronicus
William Shakespeare Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare The Winter's Tale
Robert Louis Stevenson Kidnapped
Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island
Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels
William Thackeray Vanity Fair
Anthony Trollope Barchester Towers
Mark Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Jules Verne Round the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray

So, definitely a bit for everyone. And at £14.99 from Amazon it is a real bargain. I have been dithering about getting an electronic reader of some sort...but I kick it "old skool" and quite like lugging my books around. But, having said that, with these classics coming out in a format of a console I already have, I might just jump on the bandwagon, this one time, to re-read old favourites.

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