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FAMOUS AUTHORS

  • Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.

  • The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.

  • Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.

  • Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.

  • Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.

  • Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.

  • Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.

  • Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.

  • The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.

  • Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.

  • Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.

  • Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.

  • Fiction.us: Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

  • Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.

TEXTBOOKS

MATH AND SCIENCE

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

  • byGosh: Find free illustrated children’s books and stories here.

  • Munseys: Munseys has nearly 2,000 children’s titles, plus books about religion, biographies and more.

  • International Children’s Digital Library: Find award-winning books and search by categories like age group, make believe books, true books or picture books.

  • Lookybook: Access children’s picture books here.

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

PLAYS

  • ReadBookOnline.net: Here you can read plays by Chekhov, Thomas Hardy, Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and others.

  • Plays: Read Pygmalion, Uncle Vanya or The Playboy of the Western World here.

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: MIT has made available all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories.

  • Plays Online: This site catalogs “all the plays [they] know about that are available in full text versions online for free.”

  • ProPlay: This site has children’s plays, comedies, dramas and musicals.

MODERN FICTION, FANTASY AND ROMANCE

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

HISTORY AND CULTURE

  • LibriVox: LibriVox has a good selection of historical fiction.

  • The Perseus Project: Tufts’ Perseus Digital Library features titles from Ancient Rome and Greece, published in English and original languages.

  • Access Genealogy: Find literature about Native American history, the Scotch-Irish immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, and more.

  • Free History Books: This collection features U.S. history books, including works by Paul Jennings, Sarah Morgan Dawson, Josiah Quincy and others.

  • Most Popular History Books: Free titles include Seven Days and Seven Nights by Alexander Szegedy and Autobiography of a Female Slave by Martha G. Browne.

RARE BOOKS

  • Questia: Questia has 5,000 books available for free, including rare books and classics.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

  • Books-On-Line: This large collection includes movie scripts, newer works, cookbooks and more.

  • Chest of Books: This site has a wide range of free books, including gardening and cooking books, home improvement books, craft and hobby books, art books and more.

  • Free e-Books: Find titles related to beauty and fashion, games, health, drama and more.

  • 2020ok: Categories here include art, graphic design, performing arts, ethnic and national, careers, business and a lot more.

  • Free Art Books: Find artist books and art books in PDF format here.

  • Free Web design books: OnlineComputerBooks.com directs you to free web design books.

  • Free Music Books: Find sheet music, lyrics and books about music here.

  • Free Fashion Books: Costume and fashion books are linked to the Google Books page.

MYSTERY

  • MysteryNet: Read free short mystery stories on this site.

  • TopMystery.com: Read books by Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, GK Chesterton and other mystery writers here.

  • Mystery Books: Read books by Sue Grafton and others.

POETRY

  • The Literature Network: This site features forums, a copy of The King James Bible, and over 3,000 short stories and poems.

  • Poetry: This list includes “The Raven,” “O Captain! My Captain!” and “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.”

  • Poem Hunter: Find free poems, lyrics and quotations on this site.

  • Famous Poetry Online: Read limericks, love poetry, and poems by Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Lord Byron and others.

  • Google Poetry: Google Books has a large selection of poetry, fromThe Canterbury Tales to Beowulf to Walt Whitman.

  • QuotesandPoem.com: Read poems by Maya Angelou, William Blake, Sylvia Plath and more.

  • CompleteClassics.com: Rudyard Kipling, Allen Ginsberg and Alfred Lord Tennyson are all featured here.

  • PinkPoem.com: On this site, you can download free poetry ebooks.

MISC

  • Banned Books: Here you can follow links of banned books to their full text online.

  • World eBook Library: This monstrous collection includes classics, encyclopedias, children’s books and a lot more.

  • DailyLit: DailyLit has everything from Moby Dick to the recent phenomenon, Skinny Bitch.

  • A Celebration of Women Writers: The University of Pennsylvania’s page for women writers includes Newbery winners.

  • Free Online Novels: These novels are fully online and range from romance to religious fiction to historical fiction.

  • ManyBooks.net: Download mysteries and other books for your iPhone or eBook reader here.

  • Authorama: Books here are pulled from Google Books and more. You’ll find history books, novels and more.

  • Prize-winning books online: Use this directory to connect to full-text copies of Newbery winners, Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer winners.

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