What Are Some Free Downloadable PDF E-Books?


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Some free downloadable e-books available as PDF or other file formats include "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, notes the Project Gutenberg website. Users interested in a specific format, such as PDF, should click on an individual e-book to determine the formats available.

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Project Gutenberg offers full texts of books in open formats such as plain text, PDF, EPUB, HTML and MOBI. As of 2015, approximately 49,878 e-books are available for free download. Most books are ones that have entered the public domain and are no longer under copyright. While most of the books available are in English, some are available in other languages.

Other e-books available for free in formats, such as PDF, include "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman, "Dracula" by Bram Stoker, "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift, "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, "Grimms' Fairy Tales" by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Frankenstein; Or the Modern Prometheus" by Mary Wollstoncraft Shelley and "Emma" by Jane Austen. Users can also search for specific titles suing the search box in the upper right corner of the Web page.

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