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Frankenstein – A New Chapter

Chapter 6 of Frankenstein in Modern English is now available. Enjoy.

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The Cask of Amontillado

By the last breath of the four winds that blow, I’ll have revenge upon Fortunato, Smile in his face, I’ll say “Come, let us go, I’ve a cask of Amontillado.” — Alan Parsons/Eric Woolfson I had borne the thousand injuries … Continue reading

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The Masque of the Red Death

Edgar Allen Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death is a Gothic tale of horror and of the comeuppance of the nobility who revel while the poor die of the plague. I hope you enjoy this modernized but faithful adaptation. … Continue reading

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Why Adapt Dracula?

Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published in 1897. It is fairly readable today, though there are some old words that are no longer in common use, and the sentence structure is convoluted in places. The original text is available for free … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand’s Anthem

I decided to adapt Ayn Rand’s short story even though the author’s English is fairly readable–if clunky–even in the 21st century. Probably the least approachable feature of her story is the use of the pronoun “we” throughout. Her point was … Continue reading

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HP Lovecraft in Modern English

I’ve just added a new modern English adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror. It’s based on the author’s original, which is available from Project Gutenberg for free since it’s out of copyright. The original was written early in the … Continue reading

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Frankenstein in Modern English (Ch. 1 – 6)

I posted the beginnings of a new book today, Frankenstein in Modern English. It’s free to read and comments are welcome.

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