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Get your books from Google for free

Google recently announced that they are making out-of-copyright books available as free PDF downloads via Google Book Search. See this Technorati post for more information. Here are some of the books curently available:

Ferriar’s The Bibliomania
A futurist from 1881’s 1931: A Glance at the Twentieth Century
Aesop’s Fables
Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Abbott’s Flatland
Hugo’s Marion De Lorme
Dunant’s Eine Erinnerung an Solferino
Bolívar’s Proclamas
Dante’s Inferno

(information quoted from this Official Google Blog post)

For the complete works of Shakespeare, visit this page from Google.

Several major titles (lke Frankenstein) are not available yet, but the list will be growing all the time. I think back to literature classes I took in college and think of the $200 I spent on Dante, Homer, and other classic authors each quarter. What a great thing this would have been for me, and what a useful thing this will be for students now and in the future (all of these books on your laptop).


September 4, 2006 - Posted by | Education, General, Web 2.0


  1. mmmm. this is such the good thing to do. nice initiative.

    Comment by analogtangerine | September 7, 2006 | Reply

  2. I want to search for downloadable books related to organic chemistry.

    Comment by Kumar | January 5, 2007 | Reply

  3. i’m looking for out of copyright books about
    __mass communication/ mass culture/ mass media

    __ Political cultural and Media studies.

    __ theories of mass communications
    __ Advertising/ iconographic studies

    Great many thanks

    Comment by Mohamed Mabrouk Brahmi | January 20, 2007 | Reply

  4. mrcthnk u for these books but i need micobiology books

    Comment by mino | July 24, 2007 | Reply

  5. Request for free books from google

    Comment by Mahalakshmi Thanasingh | September 26, 2008 | Reply

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