What are some great public domain books?
November 28, 2008 1:38 PM Subscribe
Please give me your recommendations for great in-the-public-domain reads.
posted by peacheater to writing & language (25 answers total) 69 users marked this as a favorite
Since buying a Kindle last year, a number of out-of-copyright books have become accessible since I can now read them on the Kindle rather than on my computer screen.
I know of many good sources for such books: the MobileRead forums
and of course Project Gutenberg
. The hard part is figuring out what's worth reading beforehand. So far I've read through lots of Wodehouse, all the Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie and Josephine Tey that's out of copyright, all of Jerome K Jerome's work and lots of Mark Twain and George Orwell's essays. So tell me, what other great free reads am I missing out on? I'm mostly looking for light, fun reads, though please don't let that stop you from making a recommendation.