Delphi books (online) and sample chapters
Essential Delphi 8 for .NET (sample book chapter)
For now, you can preview a rather complete draft of Chapter 3, covering the changes in the Delphi language, and there are many. The 40 pages chapter is available in PDF format.
An online Book from the author of Essential Pascal. Great for beginners.
This detailed and in depth online book on Pascal is everything you need to get started.