Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Free eBooks at Project Gutenberg

leaving hellNow that your exams are (almost) over for this semester, you may be interested in reading something that is not law-related. Check out Project Gutenberg for free books you can legally download under U.S. copyright law.

Books at Project Gutenberg are free because copyright for these books has expired in the United States, and because the collection is produced by volunteers. The top ten ebooks in the last 30 days have included:

  • The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete by Leonardo da Vinci;
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens;
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen;
  • The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells; and
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The image on the right is from Project Gutenberg's The Divine Comedy by Dante, The Vision of Hell, part 10.

Thanks to the author of Infamy or Praise, who reminded me of Project Gutenberg and gave me the idea of using its public domain images for illustrations.

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