Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Free public-domain ebooks

by Rob - November 22nd, 2006.
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A great library of over 2,100 public-domain ebooks, in Microsoft Reader and Palm DOC formats, is here at the University of Virginia Library’s Electronic Text Center. You can read the Palm versions with your favorite Palm reader (or the Windows versions of eReader or Mobipocket, or — ptui! — in Microsoft Reader).

And check this out: you can search the full text of all these ebooks — what a great way to look for a quote or epigram that isn’t in Bartlett’s.

A few classics that really are worth reading, and are enormously entertaining:

A Christmas Carol (Dickens)
Around the World in 80 Days (Verne)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Stevenson)
First Men in the Moon (Wells)
Frankenstein (Shelley)
The Invisible Man (Wells)
The Lost World (Doyle)
Tarzan of the Apes (Burroughs)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Verne)

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