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India at Death of Akbar

India at Death of Akbar
اکبر کی موت پر انڈیا
Moreland, W.H. مورلنیڈ ڈبلیو ایچ
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From illnes to Death

From illnes to Death
بیماری سے موت تک
Saadat Ali Qadri, Moulana Syed سادات علی قادری
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Case of Ghazi Ilm Din Shaheed – Detail Judgement of appeal

Case of Ghazi Ilm Din Shaheed: That is the detail judgement about Ghazi ilam ud Din.
Ilam ud Din v. Emperor
A.I.R. 1930 Lahore 157
Ilam Din murdered Rajpal, the publisher of the pamphlet “Rangila Rasul”, on April 6, 1929. Ilam Din was sentenced to death on May 22, 1929. Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Farrukh Hussain filed an appeal to the Lahore High Court against the death sentence. Following is the All India (Law) Reporter record of the case.
A.I.R. 1930 Lahore 157
Ilam Din—Accused – Appellant.
Emperor—Opposite Party.
Criminal Appeal No. 562 of 1929, Decided on 17th July 1929 from order of Sess. Judge, Lahore, D/- 22nd May 1929.
Penal Code, S. -302—That murderer is 19 or 20 years of age and murder prompted by veneration for founder of religion is not extenuating circumstance.
The mere fact that the murderer is only 19 or 20 years of age and that the act was prompted by feelings of veneration for the founder of his religion and anger at one who had scurrilously attacked him, is a wholly insufficient reason for not imposing the appropriate sentence provided by law: A.I.R. 1928 Lah 531, Ref.
[P158 C1, 2]
Mohammd [sic] Ali Jinnah and Farrukh Hussain—for Appellant.
Ram Lal and J.L. Kapur— for the Crown.
Broadway, J.—Ilam Din, son of Talia Mand, a Tarkhan of some 19 or 20 years of age, and a resident of Mohalla Sirianwala, Lahore City, has been convicted of having caused the death of one Rajpal on 6th April 1929, and, under S. 302, I.P.C., has been sentenced to death. He has appealed, and the case is also before us under S. 374, Criminal P.C.
The deceased was a Hindu book-seller having a shop in the Hospital Road. Some little time back he had given grave offence to the Muslim community by the publication of a pamphlet entitled “Rangila Rasul.” He had been proceeded against under S. 153-A, I.P.C., in connexion with this publication, and after a protracted trial, had been convicted in January 1927. His conviction was, however, set aside by the High Court in May 1927.* [Rajpal v. Emperor, A.I.R. 1927 Lah. 590.] The pamphlet was a scurrilous production and had wounded the susceptibilities of certain members of the Muslim community to such an extent that his acquittal was followed by two abortive attempts to murder the author, with the result that it was found advisable to afford him police protection.
It seems that he had recently gone on a visit to Hardwar and, during his absence, the guard was removed. He returned from Hardwar on 4th April and whether the guard had not yet been restored or had been temporarily absented himself (the point is immaterial) he was murderously attacked in his shop at about 2 p.m. on 6th April.
That his assailant intended to cause death is established by the medical evidence which shows that he received no less than eight wounds, seven being incised and one a punctured one. The nature of these injuries also show that Rajpal endeavoured to defend himself, for four of the incised wounds were on his hands. He received a wound on the top of his head that cracked the right parietal bone, two incised wounds above the spine of the left scapula and a punctured wound in his chest. This last pierced the heart cutting the fourth rib and caused almost instantaneous death.
The case for the prosecution is that the appellant purchased a knife from Atma Ram (P.W. 8) on the morning of 6th April, proceeded to the ship of the deceased at about 2 p.m. and attacked him as he was sitting on the gaddi in the outer verandha writing letters. The assault was witnessed by Kidar Nath (P.W. No. 2) and Bhagat Ram (P.W. No. 3) employees of the deceased who were in the shop at the time, the former sitting at work in the inner verandah and the latter standing on a ladder in the outer verandah or room arranging books on the shelves. They raised an alarm, threw books at the appellant who dropped his knife and ran out. He was pursued by Kidar Nath and Bhagat Ram who were joined outside by Nanak Chand (P.W. No. 4) and Parma Nand (P.W. No. 5). The appellant turned into a woodyard belonging to Vidya Rattan, who had seen the pursuit from his office door and who hastened into the woodyard and seized the appellant, being assisted by the pursuers who were on his heels. The appellant is then stated to have repreatedly [sic] and loudly proclaimed that he was neither a thief nor a dacoit but had “taken revenge for the prophet.” Ilam Din was taken to the deceased’s shop, the police were notified and took over the appellant and the investigation.
A very brief report was made by Kidar Nath who said nothing of the assertions made by Ilam Din when he was captured, and did not mention the name of his fellow servant.
On the following day as a result of a statement made by Ilam Din to the Police, the shop of Atma Ram was discovered, and on 9th this Atma Ram picked out the appellant at an identification parade held under the supervision of a Magistrate as the man to whom he had sold the knife found in Rajpal’s shop.
There can be no doubt that Atma Ram could have sold the knife as he had several of identically the same make and pattern, two of which have been produced as exhibits. He stated that he bought these knives at an auction sale of Medical Stores.
M. Jinha [sic] has attacked the prosecution story on various grounds. He urged that Kidar Nath was not a reliable witness because (1) he was an employee of the deceased and therefore, “interested;” (2) he had not stated in the First Information Report (a) that Bhagat Ram was with him, and (b) that the appellant had stated that he had avenged the Prophet. As to Bhagat Ram it was contended he, as an employee, was interested, and as to the rest that there were variations in some of the details.
Objection was taken to the admissibility of the statements made to the police which led to the discovery of Atma Ram, and Atma Ram’s identification of Ilam Din and his testimony regarding the sale of the knife to Ilam Din were characterised as untrue and improbable. (His Lordship after discussing the evidence held that the guilt had been established and proceeded as follows.) Mr. Jinnah finally contended that the sentence of death was not called for and urged as extenuating circumstances, that the appellant is only 19 or 20 years of age and that his act was prompted by feelings of veneration for the founder of his religion and anger at one who had scurrilously attacked him.
As was pointed out in Amir v. Emperor (1): [A.I.R. 1928 Lah. 531.]:
“the mere fact that the murderer is 19 or 20 years of age, * * * * is a wholly insufficient reason for not imposing the appropriate sentence provided by law.”
The fact that Ilam Din is 19 or 20 years of age is not, therefore, a sufficient reason for not imposing the extreme penalty and I am unable to see that the other reasons advanced by Mr. Jinnah can be regarded as affording any excuse for a deliberate and cold blooded murder of this type.
I would, therefore, dismiss the appeal and confirm the sentence of death.
Johnstone, J.—I concur.
V.B./R.K. Appeal dismissed.

Audio Books

Audio Book – Green Grey Homestead

(first published 1934)

Steele Rudd (1868-1935)
Language: English

This book describes the experiences of Dick Gall, a young Australian countryman, from the time of his first application for ‘a homestead selection’ to that of the birth of his ‘son an’ heir’ on the green-grey homestead. It also includes memories of his younger years, when he chased scrub cattle, hunted wild pigs on wild horses and played on the polo field. Steele Rudd knew what he was writing about, having grown up on a homestead selection at Emu Creek himself, and worked as a stockrider (or cowboy) as a teenager.
The book is written in a very lively style, and remarkably, in the second person singular – “you” will literally be Dick Gall himself. The opening sentence: “You’ll be single when the idea of taking up a homestead first gets you.” Or later: “You’ll be three years on the little grey homestead, working hard and becoming well-known and respected; you’ll receive kindly handturns from one and another, and be known to them all as Dick Gall.” (Summary by Anna Simon)

The original text of this recording is in the Public Domain in countries where copyright expires 70 years or less after the author’s death, but is still protected by copyright in the USA and some other countries. Please check the copyright law of your country before downloading.
The recording is released under the Creative Commons license CC0.

Total running time: 5:05:20 – Read in English by Anna Simon

01 – Chapter 1 – 18:07 min      [download all sections]
02 – Chapter 2 – 07:58 min
03 – Chapter 3 – 10:59 min
04 – Chapter 4 – 16:30 min
05 – Chapter 5 – 18:56 min
06 – Chapter 6 – 12:38 min
07 – Chapter 7 – 12:24 min
08 – Chapter 8 – 12:38 min
09 – Chapter 9 – 05:39 min
10 – Chapter 10 – 14:43 min
11 – Chapter 11 – 20:09 min
12 – Chapter 12 – 26:49 min
13 – Chapter 13 – 11:59 min
14 – Chapter 14 – 13:09 min
15 – Chapter 15 – 21:19 min
16 – Chapter 16 – 19:31 min
17 – Chapter 17 – 11:15 min
18 – Chapter 18 – 20:10 min
19 – Chapter 19 – 17:49 min
20 – Chapter 20 – 12:38 min

In addition to the reader, this audio book was produced by:
Dedicated Proof-Listener: Newgatenovelist, Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Hokuspokus

Catalogued 16. February 2019

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Audio Book – A Full Moon in March

(first published 1935)

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)
Language: English

William Butler Yeats first published this collection in 1935. In it, he developed themes and symbolism prevalent throughout his work, including his fascination with masks and Irish legends.
(Summary by Newgatenovelist)

The original text of this recording is in the Public Domain in countries where copyright expires 70 years or less after the author’s death, but is still protected by copyright in the USA and some other countries. Please check the copyright law of your country before downloading.
The recording is released under the Creative Commons license CC0.

Total running time: 1:25:40

00 – Preface – 02:28 min, read by Peter Tucker [download all sections]
01 – A Full Moon in March – 14:00 min, read by Craig Franklin, Ian King, Newgatenovelist, Peter Tucker, and Phil Benson
02 – The King of the Great Clock Tower – 13:14 min, read by Craig Franklin, Ian King, Newgatenovelist, Peter Tucker, and Phil Benson
03 – Parnell’s Funeral – 02:43 min, read by Peter Tucker
04 – Three Songs to the Same Tune – 04:48 min, read by Peter Tucker
05 – Alternative Song for the Severed Head in The King of the Great Clock Tower – 01:29 min, read by Peter Tucker
06 – Two Songs Rewritten for the Tune’s Sake – 01:51 min, read by Peter Tucker
07 – A Prayer for Old Age – 00:49 min, read by Peter Tucker
08 – Church and State – 00:46 min, read by Peter Tucker
09 – Supernatural Songs – 08:06 min, read by Peter Tucker

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Book Coordinator: Newgatenovelist
Proof-Listeners: Newgatenovelist, Ian King, Phil Benson
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Catalogued 12. February 2019

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Ibn Safi Jasoosi Dunya Novels Complete List Pdf Free Download

Jasoosi Duniya is Ibne Safi’s first best-selling Urdu spy novel series. The first novel, Dilaer Mujrim(The Brave Criminal) was published in March 1952. The central idea and theme of this novel were taken from Victor Gunn’s novel Ironsides Lone Hands. However, the main characters Inspector Faridi and Sergeant Hameed were Ibne Safi’s own creation.

Ibne Safi (1928-1980) is the pen name of Asrar Ahmad, the best-selling and most popular author of mystery and detective novels in the history of the Indian Subcontinent’s Urdu literature. His initial works date back to the early 1940s, when he wrote from India. After the partition in 1947, he migrated to Pakistan, and penned his later novels there. So strong was Ibne Safi’s impact on the Subcontinent’s literary scene that his novels were translated into several regional languages. It was not unusual for Safi’s books to be sold at black market prices in Pakistan and India, where they were originally published every month.

As mentioned by the author in the introduction of Zameen Kay Baadal, the plots of Purasrar Ajnabee, Raqqasaa Ka Qat’l, Heeray Ki Kaan, and Khoonee Patthar were also adopted from various English novels. The characters of Professor Durrani from Khaufnaak Hangaama, and Chimpanzee and The White Queen from Pahaaroan Ki Malikaa, were also borrowed from characters found in English literature. The rest of Ibne Safi’s novels have original plots and characters, conceived by the author himself.

All 125 novels of Jasoosi Duniya is now available on Pakistan virtual library for reading and download. Check out the following links to read online or download all 125 novels in Pdf format to enjoy offline.

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1 – Dilaer Mujrim (The Brave Criminal) by Ibne Safi
2 – Khaufnak Jungle (The Terrifying Jungle) by Ibne Safi
3 – Aurat Farosh Ka Qatil (The Killer of Women-Trader) by Ibne Safi
4 – Tijori Ka Raz (The Secret of the Safe) by Ibne Safi
5 – Fareedi Aur Leonard (Fareedi and Leonard) by Ibne Safi
6 – Pur-asrar Kunwan (The Mysterious Well) by Ibne Safi
7 – Khatarnak Boodha (The Dangerous Old Man) by Ibne Safi
8 – Masnu’ee Naak (The Artificial Nose) by Ibne Safi
9 – Pur-asrar Ajnabi (The Mysterious Stranger) by Ibne Safi
10 – Ahmaqon Ka Chakkar (The Case of Fools) by Ibne Safi
11 – Pahadoon Ki Malikah (The Queen of Mountains) by Ibne Safi
12 – Maut Ki Aandhi (The Storm of Death) by Ibne Safi
13 – Heeray Ki Kaan (The Diamond Mine) by Ibne Safi
14 – Tijori Ka Geet (The Song of the Safe) by Ibne Safi
15 – Aatishi Parinda (The Fiery Bird) by Ibne Safi
16 – Khunee Paththar (The Bloody Stone) by Ibne Safi
17 – Bhayanak Jazeera (The Terrifying Island) by Ibne Safi
18 – Ajeeb Aawazain (Strange Sounds) by Ibne Safi
19 – Raqqasa Ka Qatal (The Murder of a Dancer) by Ibne Safi
20 – Neeli Roshni (The Blue Light) by Ibne Safi
21 – Shahi Naqqara (The Royal Drum) by Ibne Safi
22 – Khoon Ka Darya (The River of Blood) by Ibne Safi
23 – Qatil Sangrezay (Killer Pebbles) Pdf
24 – Paththar Ki Cheekh (The Cry of the Stone) by Ibne Safi
25 – Khaufnak Hangama (The Terrifying Chaos) by Ibne Safi
26 – Doosra Qatal (Double Murder) by Ibne Safi
27 – Chaar Shikari (Four Hunters) by Ibne Safi
28 – Begunah Mujrim (The Innocent Criminal) by Ibne Safi
29 – Lashoon Ka Aabshar (The Waterfall of Corpses) by Ibne Safi
30 – Moonch Moondnay Wali (The Moustache Shaver Lady) by Ibne Safi
31 – Geeton Kay Dhamakay (Explosions of Songs) by Ibne Safi
32 – Siyah-posh Lutera (The Black Clad Robber) by Ibne Safi
33 – Baraf Kay Bhoot (Snow Ghosts) by Ibne Safi
34 – Pur-haul Sannata (The Fearful Silence) by Ibne Safi
35 – Cheekhtay Dareechay (The Screaming Doors) by Ibne Safi
36 – Khatarnak Dushman (The Dangerous Enemy) by Ibne Safi
37 – Jungle Ki Aag (The Forest Fire) by Ibne Safi
38 – Kuchli Hui Lash (The Crushed Corpse) by Ibne Safi
39 – Andheray Ka Shahenshah (The Emperor of the Dark) by Ibne Safi
40 – Pur-asrar Wasiyyat (The Mysterious Will) by Ibne Safi
41 – Maut Ki Chataan (The Rock of Death) by Ibne Safi
42 – Neeli Lakeer (The Blue Streak) by Ibne Safi
43 – Tareek Saaye (The Dark Shadows) by Ibne Safi
44 – Saazish Ka Jaal (The Conspiracy Trap) by Ibne Safi
45 – Khoni Bagolay (The Bloody Whirlwinds) by Ibne Safi
46 – Laashon Ka Saudagar (The Merchant of Corpses) by Ibne Safi
47 – Haulnaak Veeranay (The Frightening Wilderness) by Ibne Safi
48 – Leonard Ki Wapsi (The Return of Leonard) by Ibne Safi
49 – Bhayanak Aadmi (The Frightening Man) by Ibne Safi (Same as of Imran Series No.04)
50 – Pagal-khanay Ka Qaidi (The Prisoner of the Mental Asylum) by Ibne Safi
51 – Sholon Ka Naach (The Dance of Flames) by Ibne Safi
52 – Giyarhwan Zeena (The Eleventh Step) by Ibne Safi
53 – Surkh Da’ira (The Red Circle) by Ibne Safi
54 – Khoonkhwaar Ladkiyan (The Blood-thirsty Girls) by Ibne Safi
55 – Saaye Ki Laash (The Corpse of a Shadow) by Ibne Safi
56 – Pahla Shola (The First Flame) by Ibne Safi
57 – Doosra Shola (The Second Flame) by Ibne Safi
58 – Teesra Shola (The Third Flame) by Ibne Safi
59 – Jahannum Ka Shola (The Flame of Hell) by Ibne Safi
60 – Zahreelay Teer (The Poisonous Arrows) by Ibne Safi
61 – Pani Ka Dhuwan (The Water Smoke) by Ibne Safi
62 – Laash Ka Qahqaha (The Laughter of the Corpse) by Ibne Safi
63 – Doctor Dread (Dr – Dread) by Ibne Safi
64 – Shaitaan Ki Mahboobah (The Lover of Satan) by Ibne Safi
65 – Anokhay Raqqas (The Novel Dancers) by Ibne Safi
66 – Pur-asrar Maujid (The Mysterious Inventor) by Ibne Safi
67 – Toofaan Ka Aghwa (The Abduction of Storm) by Ibne Safi
68 – Rifle Ka Naghma (The Song of a Rifle) by Ibne Safi
69 – Thandi Aag (The cold Fire) by Ibne Safi
70 – Japan Ka Fitna (The Menace of Japan) by Ibne Safi
71 – Dushmanon Ka Shahar (The city of Enemies) by Ibne Safi
72 – Laash Ka Bulawa (The Invitation of a Corpse) by Ibne Safi
73 – Guard Ka Aghwa (The Abduction of Guard) by Ibne Safi
74 – Shadi Ka Hangaama (The Wedding Commotion) by Ibne Safi
75 – Zameen Kay Badal (Clouds of the Earth) by Ibne Safi
76 – Wabaaie Haijaan (The Epidemic Agitation) by Ibne Safi
77 – Ooncha Shikar (The Eminent Prey) by Ibne Safi
78 – Aawarah Shahzada (The loafer Prince) by Ibne Safi
79 – Chandni Ka Dhuwan (The Moonlight Smoke) by Ibne Safi
80 – Sainkdon Hamshakal (Several Look-alikes) by Ibne Safi
81 – Ladakoon Ki Basti (The Town of Fighters) by Ibne Safi
82 – Ulti Tasweer (The Upturned Painting) by Ibne Safi
83 – Chamkeela Ghubaar (The Glittering Dust) by Ibne Safi
84 – Anokhee Rahzani (The Novel Robbery) by Ibne Safi
85 – Dhuwaan Uth Raha Tha (The Smoke was Rising) by Ibne Safi
86 – Farhad (The Farhad) by Ibne Safi
87 – Zehreela Aadmi (The Poisonous Man) by Ibne Safi
88 – Prince Wahshi (Prince Barbaric) by Ibne Safi
89 – Bechara(ri) [ Poor (Wo)man ] by Ibne Safi
90 – Ishaaron Kay Shikaar (Victims of Indications) by Ibne Safi
91 – Sitaaron Ki Maut (The Death of Stars) by Ibne Safi
92 – Sitaroon Ki Cheekhain (Cries of Stars) by Ibne Safi
93 – Saatwaan Jazeera (The Seventh Island) by Ibne Safi
94 – Shaitani Jheel (The Satanic Lake) by Ibne Safi
95 – Sunehri Chingariyaan (The Golden Sparks) by Ibne Safi
96 – Sehmi Hui Larki (The Frightened Girl) by Ibne Safi
97 – Qatil Ka Haath (The Hand of the Killer) by Ibne Safi
98 – Rulaaney Wali (The Lady who made them Weep) by Ibne Safi
99 – Tasweer Ka Dushman (The Enemy of the Picture) by Ibne Safi
100 – Deo-paiker Darinda (The Humongous Beast) by Ibne Safi
101 – Tisdal Ki Baidari (The Awakening of Tisdle) by Ibne Safi
102 – Khaufnak Mansooba (The Terrifying Plan) by Ibne Safi
103 – Tabaahi Ka Khwaab (The Nightmare of Destruction) by Ibne Safi
104 – Muhlik Shanasa’ee (The Fatal Acquaintance) by Ibne Safi
105 – Dhuwaan Hui Deewaar (The Wall That Went Up In Smokes) by Ibne Safi
106 – Khooni Raishay (The Killer Fibers) by Ibne Safi
107 – Teesri Nagan (The Third Snake) by Ibne Safi
108 – Raigam Baala (Raegam Bala) by Ibne Safi
109 – Bhaidiyay Ki Aawaz (The Howling of Wolf) by Ibne Safi
110 – Ajnabi Ka Faraar (The Escape of the Stranger) by Ibne Safi
111 – Raushan Haiwla (The Bright Aura) by Ibne Safi
112 – Zard Fitnah (The Yellow Trouble) by Ibne Safi
113 – Rait Ka Devta (The Sand God) by Ibne Safi
114 – Saanpon Ka Maseeha (The Heeler of Snakes) by Ibne Safi
115 – Thanda Jahannum (The Cold Hell) by Ibne Safi
116 – Azeem Himaqat (The Great Folly) by Ibne Safi
117 – Zehreela Sayyarah (The Poisonous Planet) by Ibne Safi
118 – Neelum Ki Wapsi (The Return of Neelum) by Ibne Safi
119 – Mauroosi Hawas (The Inherited Lust) by Ibne Safi
120 – Dahshat Gar (The Terrorist) by Ibne Safi
121 – Shikaari Parchaiyyan (The Killer Shadows) by Ibne Safi
122 – Parchaiyyon Kay Hamlay (The Attack of Shadows) by Ibne Safi
123 – Saayon Ka Takrao (The Showdown of Shadows) by Ibne Safi
124 – Hamzaad Ka Maskan (The Dwelling of the Other Self) by Ibne Safi
125 – Sahraaie Deewaana (The Dessert Lunatic) by Ibne Safi
Special No.-Saarhe Paanch Baje (Half Past 5) by Ibn-e-Safi


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The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End

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The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End

Publisher: Hourly History
Number of pages: 45

Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored.

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25 sources of free public domain books

Want to load your e-reader or tablet with free ebooks, legally? Check out this list of sites that offer free public domain books in electronic and audio format.

Every year, new publications enter public domain. It means their intellectual property rights have expired or are not applicable any longer.

The content of these works becomes available for public use. Anyone is free to use or reuse it.

Users are not only allowed to legally download the ebook edition of the title that entered the public domain.

Everyone is also free to reuse and remix it, for instance, publish a new edition. Therefore, in major ebookstores, you may find public domain books that are not free.

My advice is that if you want to get an ebook version of a classic novel like Pride and Prejudice, you should first check out the sites listed below. Browsing the ebookstore where you have an account is the next step.

The dates books enter public domain vary between countries. Some rights depend on registrations with a country-by-country basis, but the most important factor is how many years have to pass after the death of the creator to allow the works into the public domain.

Best sites with free public domain books to download

1. Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a top destination for free ebooks on the web. It’s a first ebook initiative in the world, established by Michael S. Hart in 1971.

Over 44,000 publications were digitized by PG volunteers and are available for download (.mobi and .epub, among other formats) and to read online.

What’s more, over 100,000 free ebooks are available through Project Gutenberg’s partners and affiliates.

The site offers also a very convenient way to get complete works of selected authors in one file.

⇢ Project Gutenberg

2. Europeana

Europeana offers access to millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, and archives.

More than 2,000 European institutions across Europe contribute to the site, including the British Library and national libraries from many countries.

To find free public domain books, search for the author or title, and in the left-side panel narrow results by file type (“text”), and by copyright (“public domain marked”).

⇢ Europeana

3. Digital Public Library of America

DPLA is aimed at giving universal access to digital resources of American libraries and archives.

Among contributing institutions, there are New York Public Library, University of Michigan, Harvard University, and the LIbrary of Congress.

The Bookshelf catalog includes over 1.6 million items. Perform a search, and from a book detail page, you’ll be redirected to a relevant website, where you can further read it online or download.


4. Internet Archive

The website is a huge repository of text, audio and video files, including public domain titles. You can browse and read online over 5 million books and items from over 1,500 collections.

The collections include the Library of Congress, American libraries, Canadian libraries, books from Project Gutenberg, and from the Million Books Project, as well as books for children.

On Internet Archive you will find book files in over 180 languages.

⇢ Internet Archive

5. Open Library

The site is a project of the Internet Archive and is intended to create “one web page for every book ever published”.

There are over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available. Most of the titles are public domain, but you can also find here a growing lending library of over 200,000 contemporary ebooks.

If the book is available in digital form, a Read button is shown next to its catalog listing.

⇢ Open Library

6. Feedbooks

This French ebook site is designed with mobile reading in mind. It’s tailored for mobile browsers, so you can download free ebooks directly to your tablet or smartphone.

Feedbooks offers thousands of public domain ebooks in five languages. Unlike in Internet Archive, most of the free books have covers to look good on your e-reader or e-reading application.

⇢ Feedbooks

7. Manybooks

This is a popular catalog of public domain ebooks, sourced from Project Gutenberg and Internet Archive.

The books are available in a vast number of different file formats, so if you are looking for less popular ones, like Plucker or FictionBook2, Manybooks is a good destination to explore.

Currently, there are almost 30,000 titles in Manybooks.

⇢ Manybooks

8. DailyLit

The platform’s offer should suit modern-day people who are always in a hurry. You can read an ebook in daily installments, delivered by mail or RSS feed.

Apart from DailyLit’s own serialized fiction, you can find here hundreds of classic novels. Pride and Prejudice and War of the Worlds were two first books offered on platform’s launch in 2006.

The site lists books in 14 categories, including short stories, horror, and coming of age.

⇢ DailyLit

9. Google Book Search

Google launched its own ebookstore some time ago, but the earlier book scan project, Google Book Search, is still there.

Perform any search and you’ll see a list of results. If you see Preview or Full View link under the book’s title, it means you can read its scan in the browser.

⇢ Google Book Search

10. Books Should Be Free

The site offers thousands of free public domain books, like audiobooks or text files. Titles in 30 languages can be found here.

⇢ Books Should Be free

11. The Literature Network

The site calls itself a “searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast.”

Currently, there are over 3,600 full books and over 4,400 short stories & poems from over 250 authors.

The key to exploring the site is author index, from where you can browse linked books, quotes forum threads, and quizzes.

⇢ The Literature Network

12. Bartleby

The site offers free Harvard Classics – complete volumes of the most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time (read-online, no downloads offered).

⇢ Bartleby

13. Authorama

This simple to explore site lists completely free books from a variety of different authors.

The site’s purpose is to bring public domain books from sites like Project Gutenberg into a form easily readable in a web browser.

⇢ Authorama

14. Read Easily

The site is dedicated particularly for the partially sighted and visually impaired.

Free classics can be read online, and you can change colors, fonts, as well as increase font size to make the text more legible.

⇢ Read Easily

15. LibriVox

Founded in 2005, LibriVox is an extensive library of free public domain audiobooks.

Volunteers record chapters of public domain books. Afterward, LibriVox releases the audio file for free in the public domain, and you may use it the way you like.

⇢ LibriVox

16. Legamus

The site makes free audio books from texts that entered the public domain in Europe.

⇢ Legamus

17. Open Culture

Open Culture is a popular blog that curates access to educational and cultural media.

Among several collections, you can find here a directory of over 500 free ebooks. Most of them are in the public domain.

⇢ Open Culture

18. Classic Literature Library

Public domain books organized into collections. The complete works of William Shakespeare, Jules Verne, Charles Dickens or Mark Twain, among others.

⇢ Classic Literature Library

19. The Online Books Page

The site, managed by the University of Pennsylvania, offers a clean interface to browse for over 1 million free ebooks from around the web.

⇢ The Online Books Page

20. Great Books and Classics

A repository of works of classic writers and philosophers, from Sophocles to Epicurus, to Sun-Tzu.

The books in digital format can be read here online as HTML files.

⇢ Great Books and Classics

21. Classic Reader

All books on this website are in public domain. You can choose from 3810 titles by 358 authors.

⇢ Classic Reader

22. Planet Publish

A decent collection of popular works of classic literature, in pdf format.

⇢ Planet Publish

23. Classical Chinese Literature

Chinese classics with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology.

⇢ Classical Chinese Literature

24. Wolne Lektury

Extremely well-managed collection of free public domain books in the Polish language.

Currently, there are over 2,300 titles available, either for online reading or to download (epub, mobi, pdf formats).

⇢ Wolne Lektury

25. Projekti Lönnrot

Public domain books in Finnish and Swedish.

⇢ Projekti Lönnrot

History Miscellaneous

Abraham Lincoln: A Life From Beginning to End

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Abraham Lincoln: A Life From Beginning to End

Publisher: Hourly History
Number of pages: 48

Abraham Lincoln’s determination to hold the North and South together would ultimately lead to the bloodiest war in American history, the abolition of slavery, and his own untimely death from an assassin’s bullet. But to see Lincoln solely as a tragic figure consumed with the strife of mid-nineteenth century America is to miss meeting him as a man who never allowed himself to be defeated by adversity or grief or turmoil.

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Download or read it online for free here:

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(online reading)

Miscellaneous Novel

Liza of Lambeth

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Liza of Lambeth


Publisher: George H. Doran Co
Number of pages: 232

First published in the year 1897, this novel depicts the short life and death of Liza Kemp, an 18-year-old factory worker who lives together with her aging mother in the fictional Vere Street off Westminster Bridge Road in Lambeth.

Home page url

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(multiple formats)

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