4 complete books

4 complete books rendered into social spelling. No doubt there are typoes, though some words that seem to be errors might not be. It’s so hard to be sure!

News From Nowhere by William Morris (1890), or An Epoch of Rest, being some chapters from a utopian romance.

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892). The first collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories, which were preceded by the 2 novels A Study In Scarlet and The Sign Of the Four, which may appear here soon.

The Worm Ouroborous by E R Eddison (1922), an epic of the highest fantasy, praised by Ursula K Le Guin, who wrote “The archaic manner is indeed a perfect distancer, but you have to do it perfectly.  It is a high wire: one slip spoils all. The man who did it perfectly of course was Eddison … If you love language for its own sake he is irresistible. … The prose, in spite of or because of its anachronism, is good prose: exact, clear, powerful. Visually it is precise and vivid; musically—that is, in the sound of the words, the movement of the syntax, the rhythm of the sentences—it is subtle and very strong.”

Peter and Wendy by J M Barrie (1911), or Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. The children’s story, but with a surprisingly unromantic view of childhood.


I’ll note here some mistakes I have observed. No doubt they will be corrected soon enough.


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