The Cantervill Ghost

Update: The ManyBooks version of the this book that I originally posted aparently doesn’t work on the i856.  I’ve updated the links and the  Send To Phone button to point to a copy from Books In My Phone which hopefully will work on all phones.

Oscar Wilde’s classic horror story The Canterville Ghost. published as an eBook by Books In My Phone. Hat tip to BoostApps reader Lise for finding, testing and recommending this book. I’ve substituted an ad free version for the ad-supported one she found on GetJar.

0 – Exit
left, 2 – previous chapter
right, 3 – next chapter
down, 1  – next page
up, 4 – back
8 – cycle font size
5 – day mode
6 – night mode
7 – help

Type: Freeware
Vendor: Books In My Phone – Product Page
Data Connection Required: No
Supported iDEN phones: All

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

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Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 1200

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  1. I tried over & over again to use the opera mini bookmarklet to download Oscar Wilde’s Of Being Ernest from the mobile Books On My Phone to no avail! Can u please post it or advise on what 2 do!

    • I just installed it using the bookmarklet and the “Max Compatibility (MIDP 1.0)” download jar link at http://mobile.booksinmyphone.com/free/downloads.php?assetId=wilo001. I didn’t try the other links but they should work too. I’ve posted the ebook here: http://boostapps.com/apps/the-importance-of-being-earnest/

      Some tips on using the bookmarklet
      When you run the bookmarklet, the page should refresh. After it refreshes, click the download link. If that doesn’t work:
      – Be sure to run the bookmarklet as soon as the page with the download link finishes loading. If you wait more than about 30 seconds it may not work.
      – If it doesn’t work the first time, refresh the page and run the bookmarklet again and then click the download link again
      – If your still having trouble verify that the bookmarklet is correct. It should start with: “javascript:” and end with “void(null);” (w/o the quotes).

  2. No problems with this one. Thanks.

  3. little brother worked great. thanks.

    • Thanks for testing Roger, I replaced The Canterville Ghost files with ones from the same publisher as Little Brother so it should work now.

  4. downloaded just fine to my i856 however the install stopped at -loading classes- and gave me a “vm class loading error”

    • Thanks for the report Roger, That means that it’s not compatible with the i856 (and probably the i9). I don’t have an i856 to test with. If possible, can you try “Little Brother” and let me know if it works? If it does I can replace the ManyBooks version of “The Canterville Ghost” with the Books In My Phone one.

  5. can u put the new version of ebuddy

    • What does eBuddy have to do with the Canterville Ghost? Please keep comments on topic. If you read the comments on the eBuddy post you will see that the latest version doesn’t work on Boost phones.

  6. The Opera Mini 5 isn’t there anymore. & these books don’t work on i465 because of the keyboard.

    • Opera Mini 5 is still there: http://boostapps.com/mini.htm

      On the i465 if you do a long press on the Fn key it puts the phone into phonepad mode and the number keys will work in eBooks,

  7. does not work for my i776

    • I tested it on an i776, it should work. If you got an error downloading please try again. If you got an error installing while “allocating flash” or “updating flash” it means your don’t have enough free space to install, delete another game or appp and it should install.

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