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Searchable Database of Public Domain Titles

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  • PsychicWarVeteran
    Flesh Bag of Mostly Water
    • Mar 2004
    • 2554

    Searchable Database of Public Domain Titles

    Google has launched the Google Books beta which allows you to search for books which are in the public domain and view them. You can even download some titles as .pdf files!

    Be sure to select the "Full view books" option or you will also get listings of books currently for sale (and which only display a few pages of the book).

    Some sample searches:

    Sherlock Holmes

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Edgar Allen Poe

    William Shakespeare
    "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
    --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars
  • Typhoid_Mary
    Little Voice
    • Jun 2004
    • 541

    Project Gutenberg also offer free downloads of public domain books in plain text or HTML.

    What with this and BookMooch, I'll never have to buy a book again.


    • devilchicken
      We'll get to that later
      • Nov 2004
      • 2814

      Curious if anyone knew that this is how one of the major publishers (I think Penguin) started up - by publishing cheap pulp copies of out of print public domain works (for which there are no licensing or royalty issues to consider).

      Anyone who knows a good literature professor, would be a bonus too.
      Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

      Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!