Project Gutenberg Offers Free E-Books

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg


By Helen Gregg

Is your iBookshelf unacceptably sparse?

Project Gutenberg, the free online database of public domain literature, has begun to put some titles into ePub formats to be read on mobile reading devices. The e-publishing blog eBookNewser has begun to list Project Gutenberg titles in its “Free E-Book of the Day” list, starting with the classics Pride and Prejudice (download here) and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (download here).

Not every work in the Project Gutenberg database is available in these formats, and most seem to have “experimental” in parentheses next to the download link (including The Picture of Dorian Gray and Ulysses). However, many titles are also available in translation, and you really can’t beat the price.

About the Author

Helen Gregg