Contented Reader

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Free ebooks: New this week on Project Gutenberg

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These are a few new and recently updated things I thought might be fun to fill an e-reader with.  They’re available for free download in a variety of formats, or for reading online.

  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.  The best-crafted novel ever written.  Also super funny, in that Austen way.  Surely you already have this on your e-reader?
  • In Strange Company: A Story of Chili and the Southern Seas , by Guy Boothby.  It was apparently very popular in Australia when it came out.
  • With Fire and Sword, by Henryk Sienkiewicz.  This is one of the most popular Polish novels of all time, a historical novel, available here in an English translation.
  • Middlemarch, by George Eliot.  One of those ‘classics I’ve never read.’  Wikipedia says it deals with “marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education.”  Maybe I should read it.  I’m interested in those subjects.
  • Forest And Frontiers: Or, Adventures Among the Indians, by Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming.  Thrilling adventures by a writer well known as an adventurer and hunter.
  • The Diary of a Nobody, by George Grossmith.  Grossmith was a collaborator with Gilbert and Sullivan, and a popular comic writer.  This book has been made into three different television adaptations, and yet I’ve never heard of it.  Clearly, I need to download and read this.
  • The Thousandth Woman, by Ernest Hornung.  I’ve read and loved his stories of Raffles, the gentleman thief.  This is not one of them.  Read it, and tell me what it’s about.
  • Poems, by Muriel Stuart.  She was a Scottish poet, who wrote poems about World War I and about sexual politics.  Frequently found in anthologies of Scottish literature.

Written by Contented Reader

August 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Posted in Project Gutenberg


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