Craft & Culture

46 famous books you can read for free right now

Check out our list of famous books that you can now download and read online without spending a penny.

Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. Literary analysts circled the publishing and sales figures of giant and independent publishing houses alike, looking to confirm the trend so many expected. Yet the last few years have seen a reversal of fortune for e-books – showing quite a dramatic reversal of fortunes, with sales of ebooks plunging by over 20% since 2016, while sales of physical books increase.

Yet while sales of e-books may be decreasing, the fundamental benefits of digital, electronic copies of books has changed. They are still a great means of saving space on your bookshelves, while also carrying multiple titles around with you on the move without forcing you to lug heavy weighted tomes with you.

So, here at Nothing in the Rulebook, we’ve done you a solid. To compliment our collections of free online literature courses, as well as places you can download literary texts and plays for free (and entirely legally), we’ve brought you a list of famous books that you can now download and read online without spending a penny.

Below, you can find links to works by James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman and Ernest Hemingway (among others), while also brushing up on epic works from the literary canon like the Epic of Gilgamesh and Aesop’s Fables.

Check out the list below – happy reading, amigos!


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