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Some time back I blogged about how truly excellent E. Nesbit’s The Enchanted Castle is, and how I was able to download a copy from the Gutenberg project and use Calibre to convert it to Amazon Kindle and move it to the device.

Today I saw that StandardEblooks.org has that title (and that’s where the link above takes you), along with some more Edith Nesbit’s books. And indeed, their library of free well-edited books grows apace. I don’t make many donations, but I did donate to this effort.

Since Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway comes into the public domain this year, I’m hoping we’ll see that. (They already offer two Woolf novels. (Update: I learned that Mrs Dalloway is in process now and will be available in the near future.)

I’ve already suggested Scaramouche, so I’ll mention it again. It’s free and fun. Could you ask for more?

Well, of course you could. How about a nice serving of Charles Dickens? or Jane Austen? or Anthony Trollope? or Rudyard Kipling? ….  and they are a great many more.

As I’ve previously noted, the (free) program Calibre is extremely useful in managing your ebook library. I wouldn’t be without it.

Written by Leisureguy

1 January 2021 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Books, Software, Technology

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