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ESL Reading - Online Books for ESL Students




To improve English reading skills ESL student has to read as many newspapers, online books and articles as she can find, and do it regularly. This page helps to speed up reading time and as a result it helps to improve English reading skills much faster.

All online books here are prearranged for English reading by making each word into a link so ESL learner can easily look-up word definition or translation simply by clicking on it. Numerous language dictionaries and English references are available when reading any page from any book so simply change the reference source and click on the same word to look it up again. Dictionary opens up in a popup window so make sure your browser does not block it.

For more online books look at Project Gutenberg and use ESL Reader

Choose a book for reading by clicking on a link below.
Children's/Juvenile literature

Peter-pan [PETER AND WENDY] BY J. M. BARRIE [James Matthew Barrie]

Aesop's Fables Collection of short Aesop's Fables

Alice's adventure in wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (Chapters I - XV)
Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Chapters XVI - XXXV)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson(Chapters I - III)
Treasure Island (Chapters IV - VI)

Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (Part I )
Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World (Part II, III, IV )

Science fiction

War of the worlds by H. G. Wells. Book 1
War of the worlds Book 2

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1898]

Horror

Dracula by Bram Stoker, 1897 (Chapters 1 - 12)
Dracula (Chapters 13 - 27)

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley (Chapters 1 - 9)
Frankenstein (Chapters 10 - 24)

Adventure

Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne (1828-1905) (Chapters I - VI)
Around the world in eighty days (Chapters VII - XIII)

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Chapters 1 - 18)
The Three Musketeers (Chapters 19 - 40)
The Three Musketeers (Chapters 41 - 67)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas [Pere] (Chapters 1 - 10)
The Count of Monte Cristo(Chapters 11 - 39)
The Count of Monte Cristo(Chapters 40 - 74)
The Count of Monte Cristo(Chapters 75 - 117)

English

ECLECTIC SPELLING BOOK by Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co.c [1879]

How to speak and write correctly By JOSEPH DEVLIN. (Chapters I - VI)
How to speak and write correctly (Chapters VII - XV)

Philosophy and Science

Beyond good and evil BY FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

Relativity: The Special and General Theory BY ALBERT EINSTEIN

Mystery Detective

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (I - IV)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (V - VIII)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (IX - XII)

Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie. (Chapters I - XIII)
Secret Adversary (Chapters XIV-XXVIII)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. (Chapters I - VI)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Chapters VII - XIII)