The event, which will run from July 4 to August 4, is being organized by Project Gutenberg, a volunteer group that has been digitizing public-domain books since the 1980s. During the fair, a nonprofit group called the World eBook Library Consortia has agreed to allow free downloads from its collection of some 250,000 e-books and online documents, access to which usually costs $8.95 a year.
The collection is based on Project Gutenberg and looks pretty good: s-f, adolescent lit, a lot of the classics (Beowulf, Crime and Punishment, Shakespeare, Marlowe), technical books, a Victorian Prose Archive, and the ever popular Federal Trade Commission Collection.
- Madame Bovary (4.93 MBs)
- Poems. TS.Eliot. (1.43 MBs)
- Ulysses, by James Joyce #4 in our series by James … (1.32 MBs)
- The Pickwick Papers (3.23 MBs)
- Sons and Lovers (2.02 MBs)
Listening to Pressure Drop by Toots & the Maytals