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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.

  • Bartleby.com
    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.

  • Project Gutenberg
    Contains classic works from writers ranging from Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes.

  • 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.
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  • Perseus Project
    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.

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