Free Online Literature
A collection of free ebook editions of significant works from the past.
Authorama features completely free books from a variety of different authors, collected for you to read online or offline. On this site, you will find the public domain books in XHTML.
Full-text access to thousands of free online classics of reference, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
More than 2000 text of classic literature, drama, and poetry together with detailed literature study guides. Large reference book and non-fiction section.
This site offers works of and about fiction collected from members, contributing authors worldwide, and texts in the public domain.
Thousands of full-text free books. Easy to use.
"Home to one of the largest 'collections of collections' on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies." There's a little of something for everyone here -- a good place to browse.
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment that features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines.
This is a custom search engine for finding ebooks and summaries of works in the public domain.
Please be advised that downloads are prohibited within the library. While you may browse this collection and checkout a digital title, you will not be able to download files to a library PC, but you can download, for loan, for a variety of readers (e.g., Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader...)
LibriVox is site designed to facilitate the sharing of audio books. It works like this; users select a chapter of a literary work that is out of copyright and in the public domain and record themselves reading it. Then the audio file is uploaded to the site and available for download.
World's classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 copies available.
The Internet's oldest -- and one of the largest -- provider of free electronic books," where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone or other device."
A veritable goldmine of free online books by the most widely read and best known authors from across the world. No Downloads. No subscription. Just read books online for free.
Includes numerous book reviews, news, links to related resources, and also hosts the websites of various science fiction and fantasy e-zines.
Peruse a large online library of short stories from authors who are considered masters of the genre. This site has pop-ups.
An easily navigable central access point for over 35,000 "free books on the Web." Search for books and articles by author, title, or subject. Allows readers to suggest new materials to add.
As much possible, the work most representative of an author was chosen for this anthology. No particular sequence was observed except in terms of putting close together those stories with similar themes or plot. Short story selections are found in the navigation bar at the left while URLs for novels, poetry, plays and non-fiction are in the lower table.
The Literature Page is your place to read classic books, plays, stories, poems, essays, and speeches online, brought to you by the creators of The Quotations Page. Their collection currently includes over 243 works from over 89 authors. hey add new titles regularly.