Nintendo plans to confront the ailing economy head-on ... by making 100 Classic Book Collection really cheap! As with many of its Touch! Generations titles, Nintendo has confirmed a budget price point of £19.99 for the game, and a UK release date of December 26.

If, like us, you've been keeping one eye on the game's Amazon listing (which has had that date for a while, but it's nice to get official confirmation, right?), you'll know you can get it even cheaper: just £14.99 (just over $22). That's under fifteen pence a book! Fifteen pence for portable copies of Sense and Sensibility, Treasure Island, Moby Dick, and a wealth of Shakespeare and Dickens (there's a full list after the break) sounds like a bargain to us.* The pound is currently weak, so anybody thinking of importing?


  • "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
  • "Emma" by Jane Austen
  • "Mansfield Park" by Jane Austen
  • "Persuasion" by Jane Austen
  • "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
  • "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
  • "Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher
  • "Lorna Doone" by R.D. Blackmore
  • "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte
  • "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
  • "The Professor" by Charlotte Bronte
  • "Shirley" by Charlotte Bronte
  • "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte
  • "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte
  • "The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan
  • "Little Lord Fauntleroy" by Frances Burnett
  • "The Secret Garden" by Frances Burnett
  • "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
  • "Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll
  • "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins
  • "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins
  • "The Adventures of Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi
  • "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
  • "What Katy Did" by Susan Coolidge
  • "Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
  • "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe
  • "Barnaby Rudge" by Charles Dickens
  • "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens
  • "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
  • "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
  • "Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens
  • "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens
  • "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens
  • "Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
  • "Nicholas Nickleby" by Charles Dickens
  • "The Old Curiosity Shop" by Charles Dickens
  • "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens
  • "The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens
  • "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
  • "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas
  • "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas
  • "Adam Bede" by George Eliot
  • "Middlemarch" by George Eliot
  • "The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot
  • "King Solomon's Mines" by Henry Rider Haggard
  • "Far From The Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
  • "The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
  • "Tess of The D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy
  • "Under the Greenwood Tree" by Thomas Hardy
  • "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo
  • "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo
  • "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon" by Washington Irving
  • "Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
  • "Sons And Lovers" by D.H. Lawrence
  • "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux
  • "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London
  • "White Fang" by Jack London
  • "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville
  • "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by Edgar Allen Poe
  • "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
  • "Rob Roy" by Sir Walter Scott
  • "Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
  • "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell
  • "All's Well That Ends Well" by William Shakespeare
  • "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare
  • "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare
  • "The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare
  • "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
  • "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare
  • "King Henry the Fifth" by William Shakespeare
  • "King Lear" by William Shakespeare
  • "King Richard the Third" by William Shakespeare
  • "Love's Labour's Lost" by William Shakespeare
  • "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare
  • "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare
  • "A Midsummer-Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare
  • "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare
  • "Othello, the Moor of Venice" by William Shakespeare
  • "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare
  • "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare
  • "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare
  • "Timon of Athens" by William Shakespeare
  • "Titus Andronicus" by William Shakespeare
  • "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare
  • "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare
  • "Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift
  • "Vanity Fair" by William Thackeray
  • "Barchester Towers" by Anthony Trollope
  • "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
  • "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
  • "Round the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne
  • "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne
  • "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde
  • "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
* We realize that these are all public domain titles and can be legally downloaded for nothing and read using Moon Books but, y'know, it's a hassle.

[Via press release]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.