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Download free eBook guides to famous literary works

Updated Thursday 16th June 2016

Exclusive to OpenLearn, OU experts have created guides to introduce some key works of fiction for you to download and read on your prefered device. Inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books.

The Introduction collection

In this collection of free eBooks you will find new extended introductions to some classic works of fiction, looking at the creation, themes and characters of the works - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations; Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; Viriginia Wolf's Mrs Dalloway; William Shakespeare's First Folio and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. The books are available in both PDF and EPUB format.

PDF versions (Select cover to open)

Great Expectations

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

Frankenstein

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

Mrs Dalloway

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

First Folio

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

Jane Eyre

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

ePub versions (Select cover to save. If you are using an Apple device, tap and hold to open in iBooks)

Great Expectations

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

Frankenstein

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

Mrs Dalloway

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

First Folio

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

Jane Eyre

A collection of covers for a collection of eBooks inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

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