This listing is intended to gather together sites that have the works of the more accomplished and known authors. This page is by no means a complete listing of the authors or of the available works by the authors listed. This is a work in progress.
Any additional information on the author's listed would be appreciated and may be posted in the comments below. Any additional authors to be added may also be requested below and consideration and effort will be made to include.
The groundwork for this page was provided by Sea Mac a/k/a "Software Santa" and his contributions here and on the other book pages are greatly appreciated.
All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute. If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below.
A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:
Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials for children. To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help: Library Information
There are 16 other book genre pages here at Gizmo's covering other various popular book genres and offering links to free online books listed here: Book Genre Pages
- Jane Austen - Biography, Life Timeline, Books, Movies, Quotes and Period Fashions Covering the life and works of English author Jane Austen
- Free ebooks by Jane Austen Free ebooks by Jane Austen from manybooks.net. Read on your PDA, Cellphone, or eBook reader!
- Jane Austen - Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read Online Jane Austen. Biography of Jane Austen and a searchable collection of works.
- Jane Austen Romance Books Free Romance Books by Jane Austen From the Classic Literature Library
- Read Jane Austen books online - The Literature Page We have seven works by Jane Austen
- Books by Jane Austen at Project Gutenberg Books by Austen, Jane (sorted by popularity) - Project Gutenberg
- About Jane Austen About Jane Austen listed over at classicauthors.net
- Jane Austen - Books, Biography, Quotes - Read Print Read works by Jane Austen for free at Read Print.
- Jane Austen at Poem Hunter Poet: Jane Austen - All poems of Jane Austen at poemhunter dot com
- Works of Jane Austen on read book online dot net This listing contains works of Jane Austen available for reading online.
Miguel de Cervantes
- Cervantes Project Various English editions of his works scanned and available for free online viewing
- Free ebooks by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Free ebooks by Miguel de Cervantes from manybooks.net. Read on your PDA, Cellphone, or eBook reader!
- Miguel de Cervantes - Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read Online Miguel de Cervantes. Biography of Miguel de Cervantes and a searchable collection of works.
- Books by Cervantes Saavedra at Project Gutenberg Books by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de (sorted by popularity)
- About Miguel de Cervantes The Life and Work of Miguel de Cervantes with a complete text of Cervantes's books and short stories.
- Charles Dickens Online a website devoted to the Victorian writer, containing his novels, short stories and essays for online viewing. Also links to other Dickens related sites.
- Online Literature Dickens novels, short stories, non-fiction works and play for online viewing along with biography, links and quizzes.
- Classic Authors About Charles Dickens Novels and short stories for online viewing.
- Gutenberg has most all of his works available for online viewing or download in popular formats.
- Charles Dickens dot Org The Complete Literary Works of Charles Dickens
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The Literature Network Biography and works for online viewing and related links
- The Literature Page First and second series of essays for reading online
- Read Print Biography, quotes and a listing of his books. Some of the books are available to read online
- Transcendentalists Appears to be the complete collection of his essays for free online reading
- Online Books Page (UPenn) A large collection of links to Emerson works. Download/Viewing options vary
- Emerson Central A collection of Emerson's works for free online reading as well as information on him
- James Joyce - Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read Online Biography of James Joyce and a searchable collection of works.
- James Joyce - All poems of James Joyce All the short poems of James Augustine Aloysius Joyce in one place.
- James Augustine Aloysius Joyce books at Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg offers 4 Books by James Joyce
- Free ebooks by James Joyce Free ebooks by James Joyce from manybooks.net. to read on your PDA, Cellphone, or eBook reader!
- Internet Classics Archive(MIT) Works by Plato available for free online reading
- Online Literature Biography and works for free online viewing
- The Literature Network Biography, related links and collection of works for free online reading
- Plato and His Dialogues Biography, related information and links to his works
- Online Books Page (UPenn) A large collection of links to Plato's works. Download/Viewing options vary
- The Literature Page Two works of Plato for online reading and quotations
- Adelaide Good collection of works for free online reading or download in EPUB. Biography
- The Greek Word Complete works of Plato for free online reading
Edgar Allan Poe
- The Collected Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe A collection of short verse by nineteenth-century American poet Edgar Allan Poe.
- The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore Edgar Allan Poe: biographies, chronologies, and a comprehensive collection of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, and information about the Poe Society of Baltimore
- Edgar Allan Poe - Biography and Works. Edgar Allan Poe. Biography of Edgar Allan Poe and a searchable collection of works.
- EDGAR ALLAN POE: Tales, Sketches and Selected Criticism The American Studies Section at The University of Virginia has a few works ....
- Welcome to PoeStories.com This site contains short stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allen Poe is a common misspelling)
- The Collected Works of Shakespeare Contains the "Complete Moby Shakespeare" along with a Shakespeare search engine and links to other Shakespeare related sites. For viewing online and a full text version available for download.
- Shakespeare Online The complete texts of Shakespeare plays with explanatory notes, study guides and quizzes. Online viewing.
- Online Literature Biography of William Shakespeare and a searchable collection of works and some quizzes. Online viewing.
- The Literature Page not as complete a collection, but easily accessible for online viewing.
- William Shakespeare - the Complete Works Online viewing along with biography, dictionary, pictures and other information.
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Online viewing of the "Complete Moby Shakespeare".
- Authors: Shakespear (sorted by popularity) Shakespear (sorted by popularity) - Project Gutenberg.
George Bernard Shaw
- Read Book Online has a number of Shaw's works available for online viewing.
- Read Print has 34 works of Shaw available for online viewing.
- Online Literature has most of Shaw's works available for online viewing, along with biography, quizzes and links.
- Gutenberg has 47 works of Shaw available for online viewing or download in popular formats.
- Read Print has 54 works of Tolstoy available for online viewing.
- Online Literature has Tolstoy works of fiction, non-fiction, plays, short stories and essays available for online viewing.
- Classic Authors has 11 works of Tolstoy for online viewing.
- Literature.org has 4 novels of Tolstoy for online viewing.
- Gutenberg has 47 listings for Tolstoy in various languages for online viewing or download in popular formats.
- The Complete Works of Mark Twain Almost all of the works of Mark Twain available for online viewing.
- Online Literature Mark Twain - Biography and Works for online viewing.
- Classic Literature Library the complete literary works of Mark Twain for online viewing.
- Read Print 103 books for online viewing.
- Gutenberg has a large collection of Twain's works available for online viewing and download in popular formats.