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Aesop's Fables
Online collection of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed.
Bartleby Library - Great books online
Also links to the inaugural speeches of many US presidents.
Bibliomania
Read more than 60 works of fiction from writers such as Twain or Austen, as well as reference, nonfiction and poetry texts. Regularly expanded.
Children's Storybooks Online
Find out what books are appropriate for young children, older children, and young adults to read. Includes riddles, mazes, and coloring books.  
Classical Authors Online
Follow links to electronic texts by classical authors in both the original language and translation.  
Ebook Directory
Provides an e-zine, free electronic books, and a catalog of business-related titles available for purchase.  
The Internet Classics Archive
Almost 400 classic Roman and Greek texts (in English Translation) with user-provided commentary from MIT's journal The Tech
Project Gutenberg
Read or print digitally republished literature and reference material from what claims to be the largest searchable text archive available.  
Read Print
Offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast

The links below contain a list of books which are Free in electronic form over the Internet. The list is organized by author and then by title. When you click on a link, the ENTIRE text will display, so please be patient as some books take some time to open. This books are now in the public domain and may be saved to your computers hard drive for later reference.


Alcott, Louisa May
Little Women

Alger, Horatio, Jr.
Ragged Dick
Struggling Upward
Cast Upon the Breakers

Antoninus, Aurelius Marcus
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Austen, Jane (fiction)
Emma (Over 300k)
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey (Over 300k)
Persuasion(Over 300k)
Pride and Prejudice (Over 300k)

Bacon, Francis (fiction)
The New Atlantis

Barrie, J.M. (fiction)
Peter Pan

Bey, Hakim (non-fiction)
Temporary Autonomous Zone

Bierce, Ambrose (fiction)
Can Such Things Be True (Over 300k)
The Devil's Dictionary (Over 300k)

Boethius
The Consolation of Philosophy

Buchan, James (fiction)
The Thirty-Nine Steps (Over 300k)

Burnett, Frances Hodgson (fiction)
Sara Crewe
The Secret Garden (Over 300k)

Burroughs, Edgar Rice (fiction)
The Monster Men
The Mars Series:
A Princess of Mars
The Gods of Mars
The Warlord of Mars
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
The Tarzan Series:
Tarzan of the Apes
The Return of Tarzan
The Beasts of Tarzan
The Son of Tarzan
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Carroll, Lewis (fiction)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass

Cather, Willa (fiction)
Alexander's Bridge
The Song of the Lark (Over 300k)

Chaucer, Geoffrey (fiction)
Canterbury Tales

Cleeland, John (fiction)
Fanny Hill

Clemens, Samuel (fiction)
What is Man? And Other Essays of Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Saywer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Extracts from Adam's Diary
A Ghost Story
My Watch
A New Crime
Pudd'n'head Wilson
The $30,000 Bequest and other stories
Tom Sawyer Abroad
A Tramp Abroad

Conrad, Joseph (fiction)
Heart of Darkness
Lord Jim
The Secret Sharer

Crane, Stephen (fiction)
The Red Badge of Courage

Dickens, Charles (fiction)
A Christmas Carol
The Chimes
The Cricket and the Hearth
A Tale of Two Cities

Douglass, Frederick (fiction)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan (fiction)
His Last Bow
Hound of the Baskervilles
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Sign of Four
Study in Scarlet
The Valley of Fear

Eliot, George (fiction)
Middlemarch

Epictetus
The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, with the Hymn of Cleanthus

Franklin, Benjamin (fiction)
Autobiography

Gay, John (fiction)
The Beggar's Opera

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Stetson (fiction)
Herland (Over 300k)

Green, Robert
Complete works.

Greenspun, Phillip (non-fiction)
Travels with Samantha

Haggard, R. Ryder (fiction)
King Solomon's Mines (Over 300k)
She(Over 300k)

Hardy, Thomas (fiction)
Far from the Madding Crowd (Over 300k)
Jude the Obscure (Over 300k)
The Return of the Native (Over 300k)
Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Hawthorne, Nathaniel (fiction)
The Scarlet Letter
The House of Seven Gables

Hope, Anthony (fiction)
Rupert of Hentzau

Hugo, Victor (fiction)
Les Miserables

Kessler, John J.
Giordano Bruno: The Forgotten Philosopher

King, Stephen (fiction)
Umney's Last Case

Kipling, Rudyard (fiction)
The Jungle Book

Lamont, Corliss
The Philosophy of Humanism (eighth edition, 1997)

Lee, Vernon
Gospels of Anarchy and Other Contemporary Studies

Lewis, Sinclair (fiction)
Our Mr. Wrenn

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (fiction)
The Song of Hiawatha

MacDonald, George (fiction)
At the Back of the North Wind

Maugham, Somerset (fiction)
Of Human Bondage

Melville, Herman (fiction)
Moby Dick

Miscellaneous (fiction)
Beowulf

Milton, John (fiction)
Paradise Lost
Paradise Regained

Montgomery, Lucy Maud (fiction)
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of the Island

Moore, Sir Thomas (fiction)
Utopia

Morley, Christopher (fiction)
Parnassus on Wheels

Morris, Frank (fiction)
The Pit -- A Chicago Story

Orczy, Baroness (fiction)
The Scarlet Pimpernel

Phillips, David Graham (fiction)
Susan Lenox, Her Rise and Fall

Plotinus
The Six Enneads

Poe, Edgar Allen (fiction)
The Cask of the Amontillado
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Tell-Tale Heart

Porter, Elanor H. (fiction)
Just David

Porter, Gene Stratton (fiction)
At the Foot of the Rainbow
Freckles
A Girl of the Limberlost
Song of the Cardinal

Roberts, Charles G. (fiction)
The Forge in the Forest

Rheingold, Howard (non-fiction)
Virtual Community

Saki (fiction)
The Chronicle of Clovis
Reginald
Reginald in Russia

Scott, Sir Walter (fiction)
Chronicles of the Canongate
The Keepsake Stories
Ivanhoe

Shelley, Mary W. (fiction)
Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus
Maria or the Wrongs of Woman

Stevenson, Robert Louis (fiction)
A Child's Garden of Verses
Kidnapped
New Arabian Nights
The Wrecker

Stroker, Bram (fiction)
Dracula
Ayala's Angel

Verne, Jules (fiction)
Around the World in Eighty Days
From the Earth to the Moon and A Trip Around It
Round the Moon
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Wasserman, Harvey & Solomon, Norman (fiction)
Killing Our Own

Wells, H. G. (fiction)
The Invisible Man
The Time Machine
The War of the Worlds

Woolf, Virginia (fiction)
The Voyage Out