U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-09-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
4,527 posts, read 7,751,812 times
Reputation: 7463

Advertisements

This may be old news to most of you but over 100,000 books are available from the Gutenberg website < Main Page - Gutenberg >.

The copyright has either expired on the books in their collection or they have been given permission to make them available by download. All the legal stuff is explained on their website. A lot of the books they have are no longer in print so if you have been looking for hard to find titles a search there may help you.

One of my favorite authors of all time is Mark Twain. Gutenberg has an extensive collection by him. A lot of his short stories and essays that never made it to publication are there.

I can spend hours browsing through their collections.

Enjoy,

GL2
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-09-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
10,095 posts, read 18,359,041 times
Reputation: 14640
I love that site. I prefer to read my books on paper, but some can't be found at the library anymore so Gutenberg is great.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
7,090 posts, read 11,119,977 times
Reputation: 4118
I love that place myself, I find the most interesting stuff there (especially old medical texts and philosophy) that would usually not be found anywhere.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2009, 01:44 PM
 
22,668 posts, read 41,543,658 times
Reputation: 22738
GL2, thanks for the tip. I've bookmarked it. Some of my "Five Favorites" are there:

Main Street and Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis
The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
4,527 posts, read 7,751,812 times
Reputation: 7463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike from back east View Post
GL2, thanks for the tip. I've bookmarked it. Some of my "Five Favorites" are there:

Main Street and Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis
The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
****************************************
Mike,
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is one of my favorites also. I read OIL by him a few weeks ago. The movie THERE WILL BE BLOOD was supposedly based on OIL but it had very little of the books plotline in it. The book was great but IMHO the movie sucked.

GL2
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:31 AM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top