100 Free History Ebooks From Project Gutenberg- For Saturday
100 Free History Ebooks From Project Gutenberg

100 Free History Ebooks From Project Gutenberg

100 Free History Ebooks From Project Gutenberg

Ebooks existed long before e-readers made their debut in 1991 with the Sony Data Discman leading the way. It weighed almost two pounds and required a CD to read a digital book. Seven years later, NuvoMedia Rocket eBook hit shelves, wowing avid readers with its lightweight (1.25 pounds) and 4MB of memory. Sony made a breakthrough in 2006 and launched its e-reader that resembles more of what the Kindles and Nooks you see today. While these tech giants were working on making digital books more accessible, Michael Stern Hart had been working hard to digitize ebooks with a project he called ‘Project Gutenberg.’

What is Project Gutenberg?

Project Gutenberg originated in Materials Research Lab at the University of Illinois, where Hart put his software engineering “skills” to the test. No, this did not require any form of coding, but instead, Hart typed out the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. Having an electronic copy of such an important document got Hart thinking how many other documents and literature he should digitize. At the heart of Project Gutenberg’s philosophy is, “Everyone in the world, or even not in this world (given satellite transmission) can have a copy of a book that has been entered into a computer.”

100 Free History e-Books From Project Gutenberg 

Thanks to Hart, all of these classics are available for you to read for FREE. Keep your family busy and enjoy the benefits of reading a classic novel together. Classic literature is an excellent opportunity to learn about history in an entertaining way. The morals each book preaches explains how society came to be. All of the authors listed below wrote their novels to inspire and strengthen critical thinking skills making it the perfect free activity to enjoy during the summer months.

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  3. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  4. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
  5. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  6. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  7. Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem by J. Lesslie Hall
  8. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  9. Moby Dick; Or, The Whale by Herman Melville
  10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  11. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde
  13. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  14. The Iliad by Homer
  15. Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
  16. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  17. A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens
  18. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  19. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  20. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  21. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
  22. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  23. The Republic by Plato
  24. The Romance of Lust: A Classic Victorian erotic novel by Anonymous
  25. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography by Charlotte Brontë
  26. The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  27. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  28. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  29. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Douglass
  30. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  31. Emma by Jane Austen
  32. Ulysses by James Joyce
  33. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  34. The Count of Monte Cristo, Illustrated by Alexandre Dumas
  35. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  36. Dubliners by James Joyce
  37. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  38. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  39. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  40. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  41. Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson
  42. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  43. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
  44. Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
  45. The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  46. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  47. Essays of Michel de Montaigne — Complete by Michel de Montaigne
  48. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  49. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
  50. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  51. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  52. The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated by Dante Alighieri
  53. Le Morte d’Arthur: Volume 1 by Sir Thomas Malory
  54. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana
  55. Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift
  56. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2 by Edgar Allan Poe
  57. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  58. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
  59. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  60. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  61. Candide by Voltaire
  62. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  63. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
  64. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  65. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
  66. Second Treatise of Government by John Locke
  67. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  68. Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
  69. The Communist Manifesto by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx
  70. Democracy in America — Volume 1 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  71. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  72. The King James Version of the Bible
  73. The Odyssey by Homer
  74. Chaucer’s Works, Volume 4 (of 7) — The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  75. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
  76. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  77. Mosses from an Old Manse, and Other Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  78. The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  79. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  80. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  81. Songs of Innocence, and Songs of Experience by William Blake
  82. Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Rowlandson
  83. Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  84. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African
  85. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  86. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  87. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Bishop of Hippo Saint Augustine
  88. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  89. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
  90. Meditations by Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius
  91. The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs
  92. Anthem by Ayn Rand
  93. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  94. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  95. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  96. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  97. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  98. The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
  99. Forbidden Fruit by Anonymous
  100. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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