Gutenberg’s top 100

If you’ve never visited Project Gutenberg, “the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks),” now is a great time to do so. The top 100 list contains such works as “The Raven,” Pride & Prejudice, Manual of Surgery Volume First, Illustrated History of Furniture, and Encyclopaedia Brittanica 11th Edition Volume 4 (I kid you not). If it is in the public domain in the U.S. (in other words, if its copyright has expired), you’re likely to find it there. It can be a great help to students (and instructors) in need of quick access to anything from a quote to a full text. See some ways that people have made use of the material at http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Reusing_Project_Gutenberg_texts (scroll down to Pedagogical Use and others).

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