You’ve probably already seen this site, but I got a chuckle from it: Book-A-Minute Classics The authors, and I use the term loosely, claim to have “taken all kinds of great works of literature and boiled them down to their essence, extracting all the filler.” So here’s sample of what you get when you take out all the
good stuff excess verbiage.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Ebenezer Scrooge: Bah, humbug. You’ll work thirty-eight hours on Christmas Day, keep the heat at five degrees, and like it.
Ghost of Jacob Marley: Ebenezer Scrooge, three ghosts of Christmas will come and tell you you’re mean.
Three Ghosts of Christmas: You’re mean.
Ebenezer Scrooge: At last, I have seen the light. Let’s dance in the streets. Have some money.