Despite being republished in the 1970’s and 80’s in “forgotten fantasy” paperbacks, Aladore is not well known or popular. The book is now in the public domain and there are a few digitized copies available for free download. However, these are all PDFs of scanned materials with poor quality OCR. The PDF and automatically generated e-book formats do not provide a satisfactory reading experience on e-readers. While there are a few e-book editions being sold online, there are no high quality versions available for free.
But I wanted to read it!
This blog is about a personal attempt to create a high quality, readable version of the text–to be freely distributed. A simple “open-digital-reader’s-edition”.
Along the way we will learn about all kinds of Free software to demystify ebooks and empower users. Create, Edit, Read, Share!
Aladore’s publication history: https://digitalaladore.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/publication-history-summary
Digital Aladore Bibliography: https://digitalaladore.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/aladore-bibliography
Tools Bibliography: https://digitalaladore.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/tools-bibliography
Ebook editions created by the project:
- Two Stories by Edgar Allan Poe relating to Blackwood’s Magazine, https://archive.org/details/PoeBlackwoodArticle
- DigitalAladore 0.1: Aladore, by Henry Newbolt (draft epub), https://archive.org/details/AladoreNewbolt
- DigitalAladore 1.0: Aladore, by Henry Newbolt (1914), https://archive.org/details/AladoreHenryNewbolt
- DigitalAladore 1.5: Aladore, by Henry Newbolt (1914, epub3), https://archive.org/details/AladoreHenryNewbolt3