What public domain ebooks have you downloaded?

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When original works go into the public domain, they can be shared free of copyright restrictions. That means that hundreds of classic novels -- and thousands and thousands of books -- are available online now. Project Gutenberg was the earliest website to make Web versions of public domain books available -- now, many of its books come in EPUB and other ebook formats. Google Books, now part of Google Play, also has a library stocked full of free books published long ago.

We asked on Twitter what ebooks you’ve downloaded to read on your favorite electronic device. These were your answers.


It’s interesting that there’s a wide variety of books represented -- but there are probably some more obscure authors people have downloaded too. You don’t have to use Twitter -- tell us what public domain ebooks you’ve got on your ebookshelf.


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