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Classic novels enjoy renaissance through rise of ebook readers
Kindles were the biggest selling products this Christmas, Amazon confirmed yesterday, as Britain finally embraced the ebook revolution.

And classic novels by the likes of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen are enjoying a renaissance because they can be downloaded for free onto electronic readers.

Owners of ebook gadgets like Amazon’s Kindle and the Apple iPad can snap up the works of many dead literary greats without paying a penny because they are out of copyright.

Coupled with the proliferation of these devices, titles such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island have shot to the top of the ebook charts.

The most popular e-books over the Christmas period were Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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The Telegraph
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