Bibliophiles can now find their favorite works on the Web --
complete and downloadable. The following sites offer roughly the same selection. Most
titles are in the public domain, which means that their copyright has expired. Copyright exists for the life of an author plus fifty years.
In addition to novels like Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" and
Fitzgerald's "This Side of
Paradise," you'll find reference titles like "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations,"
"The Elements of Style" and "The Fannie Farmer Cookbook."
The On-Line Books Page
This index offers thousands of online books, links to directories and
archives, and special literary exhibits.
Contains classic works from writers ranging from Shakespeare to
Google Book Search
If you have a specific title in mind, use the newly launched Google Book Search. The database currently contains out-of-copyright works from the collections of the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Stanford University, The New York Public Library, Oxford University, and the University of California.
Full-Text by Genre
This a digital library of texts and documents contains collections for ancient Greece, Rome and the Renaissance.
Young People's Zone
Check out popular series like Robin Hood and Tom Sawyer or fairy tales like
Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin.