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Frankenstein – A New Chapter

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

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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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Welsh Mythology: The Mabinogion

I’ve just published a new edition of The Mabinogion in Modern English, a collection of four ancient Welsh tales, which is free to read. The first edition was available on Scribd, but I’ll be replacing it with a link to … Continue reading

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An Epic Poem Becomes Easy to Read

I just copied over my modern English translation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” from Scribd. Hope you all enjoy it.

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Paradise Lost in Modern English

I have just republished my modern English translation of the first three chapters of Milton’s epic, “Paradise Lost”, here on WordPress. Hope you all enjoy it: Paradise Lost in Modern English Update: I’ve now added the translation of chapter 4 … Continue reading

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