Free Classics for e-Readers and Apps

There has been a lot of interest in my free Kindle books posts, so I wanted to point readers in the direction of other free resources.

Having an E-reader, tablet, or smart phone gives you access to literally thousands of free books. I’m talking about the classics and those books that are in the public domain, having been published before 1923.

Electronic editions of authors such as Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy are available for free. However, Amazon is not always the best resource for these books.

For example, the free version of “War and Peace” is not available through Amazon. However, it is offered through Project Gutenberg, along with over 38,000 other free books. Project Gutenberg’s books are available for variety of formats, not just the Kindle.

Another free website is Though similar to Project Gutenberg, you will find other books there as well, including “War and Peace.”

Below are a few of the classics I have on my Kindle. I found these books through the Kindle Popular Classics page on Amazon. These can also be found for free through the above resources and for formats other than the Kindle.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The great literature of the world is literally at your fingertips. Next time you’re out of cash, but want something good to read, consider the classics.

5 thoughts on “Free Classics for e-Readers and Apps

  1. You might be better off going to Project Gutenberg and ManyBooks, and bypass Amazon’s international restrictions. The first book I read on my Kindle was Pride and Prejudice. Nothing like revisiting an old friend. 🙂

  2. the easiest way is simply writing the name of the book and the word “mobi”/”epub” or any othre format you want in google or bing.

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