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Welcome to Rediscover the Classics!

We have put together another interesting collection for your reading pleasure!

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This is how it works:

  1. Choose 2 ebooks from the selection below and click confirm
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The books in this test reading project are provided in the ePub 3 format and can be read only with selected reading apps:

  • iBooks by Apple for iPhone, iPad or Mac OSX
  • Helicon Books EPUB3 reader by Helicon Books for Android phones and tablets
  • or one of the other supported reading apps for PC, tablet or phone

Please 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.


Book Cover of Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (ISBN: )
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift

When Jonathan Swift began writing Gulliver’s Travels in the early 1700s as a satirical response to popular traveller’s tales of the time he could have no idea how popular his novel would become or what an enduring influence it would have. The journeys of Gulliver through many strange lands of giants and talking horses has inspired readers’ imaginations for three centuries and spawned many film adaptations. It’s an outrageously funny and captivating tale that also offers intriguing alternative views of humanity and society.

Book Cover of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (ISBN: )
Herland Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Imagine a hidden society composed entirely of women! Gilman’s imaginative story depicts a land where women are able to continue the species without men and govern themselves. In this radical alternative society that revolves around child-rearing, education and egalitarian values war is completely eliminated. This fascinating utopian tale offers playful alternative views on gender and gave a wildly new perspective on the role of women when it was first published in 1915.

Book Cover of Erewhon by Samuel Butler (ISBN: )
Erewhon Samuel Butler

Anyone who loves Victorian fiction will be captivated by the way Erewhon satirizes the practices and values of the 19th century. The novel’s title is an anagram of the word “nowhere” and it was first published anonymously in 1872. Samuel Butler’s intriguing imaginary society offers a counterpoint to ideas about criminality, the welfare state and advanced technology. This novel’s depiction of a highly suspect civilisation also highly influenced George Orwell before he wrote his classic dystopian novel 1984.

Book Cover of The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish (ISBN: )
The Blazing World Margaret Cavendish

English aristocrat Margaret Cavendish was a pioneer of the 17th century both in her taste for high fashion and her cerebral pursuits in philosophy and science. These interests heavily influenced this tremendous novel first published in 1666 and which is considered one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Follow a young woman’s fantastical journey as she discovers a mysterious kingdom in the arctic where she rules as supreme empress over the many species of talking animals there.

Book Cover of Utopia by Thomas More (ISBN: )
Utopia Thomas More

Although the word utopia is popularly considered to be a perfect place, the Greek origins of the word literally mean “nowhere”. Thomas More’s novel from 1516 set a precedent for what would henceforth become a popular fictional genre that explores fantastical versions of potential ideal societies. Utopia is richly imaginative and entertaining, but it also functions as a socio-political satire set on a remote island society. But is his imagined country more a restrictive monastery or a perfectly balanced welfare state?

Book Cover of Mizora by Mary E. Bradley Lane (ISBN: )
Mizora Mary E. Bradley Lane

In the late 19th century a new wave of utopian fiction become popular and Mizora marks one of the first examples of an all-female self-sufficient society. It’s a fantastical tale about an exiled princess who happens upon a feminist society hidden within the earth and her time there learning about their culture. This novel first published in serial form in 1880 uniquely anticipates future technologies and plays off from many political events of the day. Its author concealed from her husband the fact she was writing about a world that’s better off without men.

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Important information

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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.

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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.

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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.