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Free e-books this week

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These are a few new books that are now available for free download at Project Gutenberg.
  • Notes and Queries, January 3, 1852.  Before there was the Internet, there was Notes and Queries.  Some contributors write in with bits of interesting information they’ve discovered in their reading and study.  Some write with questions they’re searching for answers to.  Some answer questions from previous issues.  And some just want to buy and sell used books.  These are sometimes oddly fascinating to read.
  • The Land That Time Forgot, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  From the author best known for Tarzan, a story of thrilling adventure in a lost world.  With Neanderthals.  And wooly mammoth.  AND lots more Burroughs this week!
  • The People That Time Forgot, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  • Jungle Tales of Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  • The Monster Men, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  • Pellucidar, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  • The Oxford Book of American Essays.  Authors include Franklin, Emerson, Irving, Hawthorne, and several other people you’ve probably heard of.
  • The Foolish Almanak, by Theodore Rosyfelt.  Pop humor from 1906.
  • Arsène Lupin vs. Herlock Sholmesby Maurice Leblanc.  The famous French burglar and a British detective whose name seems oddly familiar.
  • Exultations, by Ezra Pound.  Early poems by the father of modernism.  Or at least the pushy stepfather of modernism.
  • Up from Slavery, by Booker T. Washington.  The classic slave narrative.
  • Summer, by Edith Wharton.  Charity went astray.  She loved unwisely.  Now, there will be dreadful consequences.
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Written by Contented Reader

July 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

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