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Jellybooks is always looking for readers interested in test reading some great books. This is how it works when you join a test reading campaign:

  1. Make your choice from the list of ebooks available (see below)
  2. Complete the registration process by providing a few details
  3. Download the ebook(s) to the device of your choice

The books in this test reading project are provided in the ePub 3 format and can be read only with selected reading apps:

Instead of one of the reading applications mentioned above, you can also use the Jellybooks Cloud Reader without installing any app. The Jellybooks Cloud Reader can be used on any device with browser support. Simply click the green "Read with Cloud Reader" button instead of the blue "Download Epub" button. After registration, the link can also be found in the "My Books" section.

Click the “Sync Reading Stream” button at the end of each chapter to send your reading data to Jellybooks, and please complete the one-page survey at the end of the book.

The ebooks that were tested as part of this reading campaign were:

Book Cover of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (ISBN: )
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde

Socialite Dorian Gray’s much-admired beauty is captured in an artist’s painting, but he realises that his looks will rapidly fade when he acquires a taste for the hedonistic lifestyle introduced to him by Lord Henry Wotton. When his wish that the painting should age instead of him is fulfilled, Dorian indulges in all the unrestrained vices that Victorian London has to offer from Opium dens to sexual scandal. But what is the real price of a libertine lifestyle where sensual pleasure is pursued without any apparent consequence?

Book Cover of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (ISBN: )
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë

Set on the wiley, windy Yorkshire moors at the end of the 1700s, Emily Brontë’s only novel is a tale of a household divided by jealousy and torn apart by revenge. The romance between irascible Heathcliff and strong-willed Catherine has become one of the most renowned and tempestuous love affairs in English literature. Although this novel was initially scorned by critics for amorality and Emily Brontë never witnessed the book’s enduring success it has gone on to influence and inspire writers and musicians from Sylvia Plath to Kate Bush.

Book Cover of Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley (ISBN: )
Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Shelley

Shelley’s tantalizing gothic tale begins with the discovery of famed scientist Victor Frankenstein pursuing a giant creature into the arctic. As a man driven by feverish ambition and the grief of his dead mother, his wayward experiments and controversial meddling with life’s building blocks have resulted in the creation of a demon. This gripping story explores the complex moral question of what it means to be human and recounts how one of literature’s greatest monsters was born.

Book Cover of Middlemarch by George Eliot (ISBN: )
Middlemarch George Eliot

Centred around the lives of a large cast of characters in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch, Eliot sets her ambitious novel at a pivotal point in English history. Electoral reforms, medical innovations and transforming social values herald in the beginning of more modern era. Eliot masterfully interweaves tales about a young idealist, a pedantic aging scholar, a progressive doctor, a religious hypocrite and a passionate impoverished artist. This extraordinary novel continues to fascinate readers for its nuanced psychological insight as much as its wonderfully dramatic story.

Book Cover of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (ISBN: )
David Copperfield Charles Dickens

Of the many novels that Dickens wrote he considered this to be his favourite. Perhaps that’s because it is widely-considered his most autobiographical. David Copperfield follows its eponymous hero’s journey from an impoverished and perilous childhood to finding fame and fortune as a writer of fiction. With scenes of heart-breaking brutality, romantic strife and comic brilliance, this novel contains some of the most outlandish and memorable of its authors sharply depicted characters.

Book Cover of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (ISBN: )
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

What happens when the spirited Countess Anna Karenina turns her back on a secure, but passionless marriage to unite with the dashing Count Karenin? This epic novel recounts the story of a feverish love affair conducted amidst social stigma and a religiously conservative 19th century society. But this is also the tale of Levin, a wealthy and idealistic landowner who grapples with similar conflicts in pursuing marriage to a woman of nobility. Tolstoy’s masterpiece captivates with a skilful and thoughtful balance of humour, tragedy and intriguing drama.

Book Cover of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (ISBN: )
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

Mr Bennet is anxious for at least one of his five daughters to marry well in order to ensure the family’s financial security. But his intelligent and witty second daughter Elizabeth is quick to judge on first impressions. She makes a superficial assessment of wealthy, but ill-at-ease newcomer to the village Mr Darcy. The prospect of their potential romance is further complicated by Darcy’s notoriously aloof decorum. Discover why this fractious pair are at the centre of one of the most comic and romantic novels of all time.

Book Cover of Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (ISBN: )
Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy

Although this novel was first published anonymously as a monthly serial, it proved to be the author’s first major literary success and earned him a wide readership. The story follows independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene and the challenges she faces as a farmer of a large estate as well as her romantic entanglements with three very different suitors. This atmospheric novel’s vivid descriptions of rural life and frank portrayal of complicated sexual relationships established Hardy as one of the great Victorian realist writers of his time.

Important information

Please note that our eBooks are protected with watermarking technology in addition to our own tracking technology and should not be shared or posted to torrent or sharing sites of any kind (the file can be traced to its original owner).

The Sponsor for this test reading project is Rediscover the Classics with Jellybooks.

Some of the ebooks being provided may have been from uncorrected proofs, not final pages (“advance reading copies”). You may see typographical or grammatical errors that will be corrected in the finished book.

The purpose of this project is to allow Jellybooks Ltd and the Sponsor, to collect and analyze data relating to your interaction with the eBook.

The full Jellybooks Privacy Policy can be found here: and further specific details about how your data will be used during this particular campaign are set out below:

What data will be collected about me during this campaign?

Jellybooks will be collecting certain elements of your personal data, such as your name, email address, gender and age as well as information about your reading behavior and your feedback on the ebooks.

Who will my data be shared with?

Jellybooks will assign you a unique identity number and will share this identity number as well as your reading data with the Sponsor. No information which can identify you personally will be shared with Sponsor. Other than this, your data will not be shared by Jellybooks with any other third parties.

How will my data be used?

The data you send us will be used to help Jellybooks and the Sponsor to better understand the ebook’s audience, as well as to help improve future content.

The full Privacy Policy for the project’s Sponsor can be found here:

With that in mind, YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE that by clicking the “Sync Reading Stream” button the data collected in your reading device or reading application, through your interaction with the eBook, will be sent to Jellybooks, which will analyze the information for the purpose of this project and share it with the Sponsor as described above. If you do not wish your data to be collected and shared in this way, please do not take part in this project.