How about a free, e-book version of a 19th century chapbook edition of Little Red Riding Hood, with color illustrations, that you can read to your kids, grandkids, or just enjoy by yourself? The British Library makes this possible by providing this e-book in a page turning version that can be read online. Images of individual page spreads can be downloaded one at a time. The Little Red Riding Hood chapbook is part of a larger collection at the British Library, "Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians," which includes 1,200 digitized literary works dating between 1780 and 1901. Notable items include Romantic poetry by Blake, Shelley, and Keats, and the novels of Dickens, Eliot and the Bronte sisters. Warning - this edition of Little Red Riding Hood does not have the happy ending that is more familiar to modern readers, where Red Riding Hood and her grandmother are saved by a woodcutter; things end rather more sadly in this version.
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