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[eBook] Free - The Art of War, The Great Gatsby, The Invisible Man @ Amazon AU/US

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A few classic ebooks free for a limited time. Good for those that want to read them on your Kindle. Free at the time of posting - please check carefully before purchasing.

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  • You're meant to post a deal for 1984 so I can make a comment that draws parallels between it and the way things are today.
    I could have looked really intelligent but you've blown it.

    • Art of War could be topical inside the USA soon

      • perhaps it has been for too long already, look how its promoted on Amazon:

        "…have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. The Art of War is a book which should be used to gain advantage of opponents in the boardroom and battlefield alike."

        you could probably make the argument that corporate culture applies the war metaphor a bit too literally.

        • It's been used outside of the military for many many years, and Amazon is hardly the first to use that blurb.

          If you have read it, you would know that it contains many things that are quite general and applicable to many aspects of life, such as the emphasis of knowledge of both yourself and your opponent, and choosing suitable ground on which to make battle. You could apply these things from everything from buying a car to asking a girl out on a date, to arguing with your mother in law.

          • @PCHammond: I realise there's nothing new about marketing it to a wide audience, and while I can't say I've read the entire book cover to cover I'm fairly familiar with much of the text.

            sure, the lessons about knowledge and preparedness can be applied anywhere, but framing conversations with your mother in law as battles with your opponent is precisely where it all starts to go wrong IMO. Even meant tongue in cheek it kind of demonstrates how pervasive that way of thinking can be.

      • It's currently used by China to Australia

      • "Invisible Man" could apply to Trump, or at least how we would prefer it

  • Why are these not free all the time? All three are in the public domain as copyright has expired.

    • I think they charge for the “premium” conversion or publishing… I don’t know something like that, not the actual content itself.

    • I'm quite sure they're all available on Project Gutenberg.

    • Often they will add footnotes etc., which is original content not included in the public domain version. That way they can charge for it.

      • They can charge for it regardless.

        People are happy to pay a few bucks for the convenience of having it already converted to the eBook format that is compatible with their device. Also, just because something has entered the public domain, it doesn't mean it's instantly available to acquire for free. People need to put time, money and effort into creating the eBook in the first place so it's in a downloadable format.

        I have a Kindle and I find that often the eBooks on Project Gutenberg are barebones and lack some of the bells and whistles that eBooks created and formatted specifically for the Kindle have.

        • I would submit an actually free copy to the Kindle store, for the sake of convenience, but I'm sure someone else has already done it.

  • Thanks, good to have access to these books on my kindle

  • Great deal. Thanks op. Only USA links worked for me

  • Neither of the Art of War links will load for me

  • Struggled to read the art of war tbh

    • Its very very dry and poorly written for reading, since it was written in Chinese originally and was written like a textbook.

      I think the minority would find it easy to read. It took me a long time to get through

  • Is Great Gatsby worth the time?

  • Thanks OP! Just downloaded them all

  • Great, picked up The Art of War. Now I'm just after Zapp Brannigan's Big Book of War.

  • Solid deal, well done.

  • "What a deal"
    - Sun Tzu, The Art of War

  • -1 vote

    Thanks dealbot, great deal

  • I'm the invisible man

  • Thx OP, These books are being used for literature studies in my kids high school .

  • Thanks Old Sport.

  • Gatsby is free forever. Maybe even the other two, I'm not well read enough to have heard of them. But Gatsby is in the public domain. I could sell copies of "Austria Bargain's Great Gatsby" if I wanted and as a special offer just for you I'll make it free for a limited time.

  • Thanks OP.

  • Then I used my fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then I herded them onto a boat and then I beat the crap out of every single one.

    -Sun Tzu, The Art of War

    Truly inspiring, words to live by. Thanks.

  • Cheers!

  • Master yourself, master the enemy. - Sun Tzu

  • Also free are:
    The Brontë Sisters: The Complete Novels
    Les Misérables (English language)
    War and Peace: With bonus material from Give War and Peace A Chance by Andrew D. Kaufman
    A Tale of Two Cities

  • Invisible man showing This title is not currently available for purchase

  • The Art of War and The Invisible Man are not free anymore in the US store.