Centuries ago, the ancient Greeks considered Delphi, the sacred seat of the Pythian oracle, to be the centre of the world. Men and women from numerous nations would make the perilous journey to this special city, hoping to glean the wisdom of the gods. Today, readers of eBooks can make that mythic journey to Delphi with a little less risk. Comfortably seated at home, or on a train to work, or by a table in your favourite coffee shop, settle back and relax as we summon to your eReader screen the priceless masterpieces of the ancient, classic, vintage and modern world.
We are a publishing team that blends our love of classic literature and art with consummate eBook editing skills. What separates Delphi Classics from other digital publishers of classic literature is our dedication to providing the actual complete works of authors, as we seek out rare and ‘lost’ texts to add to our attractive editions. For the first time in publishing history, readers can enjoy the complete works of writers such as Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Beatrix Potter and many, many more in a single edition. And each collection is charged at less than the price of a cup of coffee.
Our eBooks provide chronological contents tables, with works divided into literary genres, so readers can easily find the text they want to read. We organise titles in this way to allow readers to trace the exact development of a writer’s work. Delphi Classics’ eBooks are also beautifully illustrated with images of the writers, their lives and their work. For example, images of birthplaces, photographs from various periods of their lives and pictures of their final resting places are blended with the original illustrations that accompanied their novels. Yet, what makes our eBooks even more impressive is the inclusion of special bonus texts, giving our customers the richest eReading experience possible.
The Delphi Promise
We aim to provide the most comprehensive author collections available to our readers. Sadly, it’s not always possible to guarantee an absolutely ‘complete’ works, due to copyright restrictions or the scarcity of minor works and translations of non-English writers. However, we do ensure our customers that every possible major text and a wealth of other material are included. If you feel a significant text is missing from a collection, please contact us via this site and we will consider adding it to the eBook. We are dedicated to developing and enhancing our titles.
The Two Types of eBooks We Sell…
ePub is the standard eBook format for all eReaders, except for Amazon’s Kindle (mobi format). However, Amazon are shortly planning to switch to ePub. In the meantime, readers can still access both mobi and ePub files (some Kindle apps still accept mobi) after purchasing from our site. When and if Amazon make the full switch we will ensure that you still have access to the ePub equivalent files. All of our titles (ePub and Kindle) are DRM free, when purchased directly from our store.
“What I like best about Delphi Classics is that you give the authors and their books the respect they deserve. You can tell they’re not hastily put together. Consequently, you’re also giving respect to the readers who love these classic works. And these collections of complete works are amazing bargains, an easy way for a reader to create a fabulous library almost instantly.”
Fred Burwell, a customer
“These are quite simply the best products out there. I love all of the beautiful illustrations, the countless bonus texts and the scholarly way that Delphi arrange their collections. I’ve had to delete so many other collections, to be replaced by Delphi eBooks. Well done, Delphi!”
John Khastin, a customer
“Thank you for all of your excellent eBooks! I can’t believe how low-cost they are, in return for such professional standards. Please keep me notified of your newest releases.”
Josie Wilmott, a customer
“Definitely the best Public Domain titles out there. I’m especially impressed with the literary criticism and biographical bonus texts in your collections. Outstanding value for money.”
Sean Rickson, a customer
“Delphi Classics is rapidly becoming the leading provider of Public Domain works. Their collections are second to none and the ability to easily update new versions sets them apart from all their competitors.”
Agnes Smith, a reviewer
“I am very impressed by the high standards that Delphi Classics has. Delphi Classics seems to care very much about the authors that they publish. Delphi’s titles have a great sophistication about them. Delphi is the definitive eBook publisher. The pricing is very affordable and to have a wealth of wonderful literature at my fingertips for such a small price is fabulous. It is always a pleasure to read a Delphi eBook. Delphi has a potential to become one of the leading eBook publishers. I will keep spreading the word about Delphi. I hope that Delphi continues to provide the most complete and comprehensive collections of the best authors in the history of literature for generations to come. Keep me posted on your latest releases!”
Austin Pearce, a reviewer