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  • 19th Century Schoolbooks
    Includes searchable digital editions of thirty schoolbooks.
  • African-American Texts from the Modern English Collection
    From the Electronic Text Center at UVA.
  • Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
    Collection of digital documents collected in the subject areas of English literature, American literature, and Western philosophy.
  • American Civil War Collections
    From the Electronic Text Center at UVA. Includes contemporary letters and newspaper articles as well as modern texts and student projects.
  • American Hypertexts
    Online texts of American literary classics by Henry Adams, Alexis de Tocqueville, Herman Melville, Stephen Crane W.E.B. DuBois, Mark Twain, and more.
  • Baen Free Library
    A selection of science fiction titles available from Baen Books in a variety of electronic, downloadable formats.
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    Publishes the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference books free of charge for the home, classroom, and desktop.
  • Bibliomania
    A major library of fiction, reference, and non-fiction. Bibliomania offers a free online literature with more than 2000 classic texts along with book notes, author biographies, summaries, and study guides.
  • Books about California History and Culture
    Library of public domain e-texts and pictures about California and the old West.
  • Books in My Phone
    Download classic books to read on your cell phone.
    Offers membership-based access to ebooks by category, author, title, as well as embossed Braille books, to users who are visually impaired or otherwise print disabled.
  • Classic Bookshelf
    Providing access to classic literature with an interface that can be customized. Also offers a CD-ROM.
  • Classic Reader
    Including fiction, nonfiction, children's stories, and more. Also offers online annotation tools.
  • Concordances of Great Books
    Over 200 full texts with complete word indexes. Features word unscrambler.
  • Early Canadiana Online (ECO)
    Collection of early printed Canadian materials preserved on microfilm and available online. From the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM).
    Contains classic books by European novelists.
  • eBooks@Adelaide
    Collection includes classic works of literature, philosophy, science, and history.
  • Eldritch Press
    Electronic text site that hosts public-domain ebooks.
  • Electronic Books at Wiretap
  • Electronic Literature Foundation (ELF)
    Providing free access to a variety of texts from world literature available in several languages, with forums for communication regarding these works, for all types of readers.
  • Electronic Text Center (2)
  • Ex-Classics Web Site
    Dedicated to rescuing books that were once influential and popular and making them available online.
  • Free Online Library
    Classic books by famous authors online.
  • FreeLit
    HTML formatted books supported by a dictionary, search engine, and discussion group.
  • Global Language Resources
    Publisher offers a collection of several hundred literature classics, accompanied by concordances, dictionary, thesaurus, and search tools. Provider of reference-oriented publishing services for individuals and institutions.
  • Hockliffe Project
    Promotes the study of early British children's literature through access to the late 18th and early 19th century children's collection housed at De Montfort University.
  • Humanistic Texts
    Multicultural selection of texts exploring the human condition. Includes workes by Homer, Hippocrates, Sa'di, Rabelais, and Lao Tzu.
  • Humanities Text Initiative - University of Michigan@
  • Internet Library of Early Journals
    Digital archive of 18th and 19th century journals, including The Builder, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
  • Kirkpatrick Library
    Personal collection of literary classics.
    Text collection, with author biographies and a directory of titles.
  • Labyrinth Library
    Middle English texts including works of Chaucer.
  • Lady Liberty: The Changing Face of American Freedom
    Collection of images, poems, and essays documenting how Americans have perceived the Statue of Liberty and other female patriotic icons.
  • Le Chateau
    Electronic collection of French literature including Rimbaud, Proust, Balzac, Baudelaire, and La Fontaine.
  • Literature Project
    Online collection of classic texts.
  • Litfix Literature Library
    Provides online texts of English and American classic literature.
  • Litrix Reading Room
    Collection of online texts grouped by genre, including a section on literature of the North Country.
  • Luminarium
    Collection of Medieval, Renaissance and 17th century English literature.
  • Making of America
    Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
    EBooks formatted for reading on your Palm, PocketPC, Zaurus, Rocketbook, eBookWise-1150, or Symbian cellphone.
  • Marxists Internet Archive
    Searchable archive of communist material by writers including Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Luxemburg, Pablo, Debs, and Shachtman.
  • Mission Creep Online Publishing [pick] [read review]
    Online anthology of humor, comics, stories, poetry, and art (with an emphasis on artists from the Philadelphia area).
  • National Academy Press Reading Room
    Full books, free for the reading, first page to last. Available in a variety of formats.
  • National Library of Canada Electronic Collection
    Incorporates formally published Canadian online books and journals.
  • Native-American Texts From the Modern English Collection
    Native American literature from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia.
  • On-line Books Page, The
    Index of hundreds of online books. Points to some common repositories of online books and other documents.
  • Online Book Initiative
  • Online Literature Library
    A personal project that includes Voltaire, Dickens, Milton, Lewis Carroll and more.
  • Oxford Text Archive@
  • Page by Page Books [pick] [read review]
    Hundreds of classic books available to be read online for free. All books are in a page by page format.
  • Project Gutenberg (4) [*]
  • Project Runeberg
    Electronic editions of classic Nordic literature and art.
  • Read Print
    Online literature collection that offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
  • Texts by Women Authors from the Modern English Collection
    From the Electronic Text Center of UVA.
    Offers thousands of books and essays online including scholarly texts and the works of master writers that are in the public domain.
  • Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive [*]
    Letters and other texts written by or sent to Jefferson plus quotations, B.L. Rayner's 1834 Life of Thomas Jefferson, scholarly articles, and more. From the University of Virginia.
  • Twain Enterprises
    Includes collection of literary and non-fiction public domain documents, as well as original writings.
  • University of Virginia's E-Book Library
    1,600 publicly-available ebooks in MS Reader and Palm format including classic British and American fiction, children's literature, the Bible, Shakespeare, American history, African American documents, and more.
    Literary classics.
    Print on demand book publisher based in the United Kingdom that also publishes in the United States and reprints.

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