Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, is a childhood favorite for many young girls and women. On the Kindle, you can get this cherished book for free. The best part is that the book doesn’t get worn out or become unreadable from the usual wear and tear of reading it over and over.
In addition to Little Women, there are many other classics available for free to download on the Kindle. These books include Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Charles Dickens’ Hard Times and Homer’s the Illiad just to name a few examples from the selection.
Classics in general are relatively inexpensive to purchase, and many are available in paperback. On Amazon, a copy of Little Women costs about $3.95, but for college and university students, this small expense can add up. Many of these classics are required readings for English Literature courses and students often have to purchase other, much larger and more expensive textbooks.
Often, after the course is over, the book never gets picked up again. Can you imagine reading Hard Times for pleasure? Downloading it for free on the Kindle saves the expense and the student can put the money towards something else. Another great advantage of accessing free classics for the Kindle is that they can be viewed on other platforms such as the PC, Mac, iPhone and Blackberry.