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Illustrated free Kindle public domain text: how to find it,
This review is from: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyer's Comrade (Kindle Edition)
I downloaded direct from Project Gutenberg the public domain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with images. (pg76.mobi @ 26.5 mb, 2006 and updated last May 2011) Admittedly far larger than the non-illustrated 880 kb one, which I reckon is the one you used. But, for those willing to use the space for E.W. Kemble's illustrations, here cut and pasted into the text as if from the original as scans, as well as Hamlet's supposed soliloquy--which is hard to read, but it's there as three inserted greyish images of the original book's pages at Loc 2374-5--it may be a work-around solution. THe illustrations and chapters are listed and hyperlinked but the "Go To" on Kindle via my download takes you to the beginning or cover nearby, not a Table of Contents.
Not elegant, but David Widger's "production" for Gutenberg-dot-org allows us to see it on a Kindle or e-book reader. A prefatory note mentions how this same image file of Huck can be clicked to reformat it to look better on a computer or laptop as opposed to the version I am consulting for the Kindle. Better versions illustrated with Kemble's images exist for a cost, of course. I posted this not as a review of the text itself (which may surprise those who forget how the plot falls apart towards the end despite all its earlier strengths!) to help others searching for this e-book version. It looks as if the illustrated version is the more complete e-book text, at least the one offered at PG for free.
Paul Killebrew in Aug. 2011 reviewing found a flaw in the public domain text version Amazon offered as of that writing: no end to Chapter 23 and no Hamlet's marvelous mash-up of the Bard's greatest one-liners--so I wanted to mention this. I compared a printed copy and the e-text of the U of Virginia with that of the illustrated Gutenberg and they matched for Ch. 23. But the online Gutenberg text lacks the Hamlet material. I suspect the non-illustrated one via the public domain text at Gutenberg as with that offered for Kindle download in this listing may lack the material too.
Any public domain text now seems by Amazon to be lumped into all sorts of media. So, evaluation of one e-book (or audiobook) appears harder and harder to carry out as the editions proliferate for newer devices. As controversy continues around how to teach this classic American story, readers may wish to have this illustrated version for portability or quick consultation, and can check it against the more stable printed editions widely available.