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OpenCulture, an online website committed to curating free media, has recently compiled a collection of 375 free eBooks — in formats that can be read on Apple’s iBooks and Kindle apps for the iPad/iPhone, the Kindle and Nook readers, and on your PC. Open Culture also collects audio books, free online courses, free movies, and free language lessons.

You read that correctly — they have 375 high quality classics! Most of these books are available on other sites on the net, but now they are compiled in one place. The list of eBooks includes links to the popular e-reader formats, and the range of titles goes from Aeschylus’s “Prometheus Bound” to Émile Zola’s “Therese Raquin“.

This alphabetical list of classics is a goldmine for avid readers, literature majors, teachers, and ebook collectors. Some notable titles on the list include Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde“, Davide Thoreau’s “Walden”, Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War“, Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables”, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” and Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, (required readings for most U.S. high school students), Frantz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, and Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights”.

The book list also contains an embedded YouTube video on how to load these ebooks on to the Amazon Kindle.

Many of these eBooks can also be found on Amazon, Project Gutenberg, and other similar sites. But OpenCulture’s list of eBooks seems to be the most comprehensive and easy to access. The site also lists a whopping 450 audio books for free download as well.


Source: Gizmodo

  1. Raghav Gupta
    November 5, 2012 at 6:43 am

    downloaded many of them. Thanks for sharing

  2. Harish Anim
    September 19, 2012 at 4:33 am

    ebooks have become day to day stuff nowa days was rely helpful thnks a lot

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 25, 2012 at 5:31 am

      You're welcome, Harish.

  3. Cora B
    September 17, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Thank you. I love ebooks. and the price is great.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      You're welcome, Cora.

  4. Christopher Webb-Orenstein
    September 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Looks fancy, I will have to check this out.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Yep, be sure to bookmark the page.

  5. Lewis Golden
    September 16, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Open culture is wonderful site

  6. Paul Girardin
    September 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    On top of forgetting anything else at the local library, I can now do the same from the comforts of home! ;)

    This will save me from the cold this winter! :D

    Thank you!

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 17, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Wish I had more time to read myself.

  7. venkatp16
    September 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    coool.. .thnx. This is very useful.

  8. Edward Bellair
    September 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Does this also work on the kindle app for android?

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 15, 2012 at 4:10 am

      I'm pretty sure it does.

  9. Emj Paule
    September 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for this! Nice to find these in just one place

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 15, 2012 at 4:09 am

      Yep, this is definitely a website you will want to bookmark.

  10. Rigoberto Garcia
    September 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks Bakari, great tips...

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      You're welcome, Rigoberto.

  11. Ashwin Ramesh
    September 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Super! Thanks for sharing, Bakari!

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      You're welcome, Ashwin.

  12. Brian Kyle
    September 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    These would be nice in pdf format.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Good point, Brian. I find PDFs better for annotations on my iPad.

  13. Andrei Anikin
    September 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    thanks for the heads up!

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Glad you find it useful, Andrei.

  14. Kao Vang
    September 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Awesome. Bookmarked for my tablet.

  15. nikhil agarwal
    September 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    thanx for the site information

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      You're welcome, Daniel.

  16. Ahmed Khalil
    September 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I can see it is avaliable for Kindel and I pad and even for PC. i acn not wait trying it

  17. Ahmed Khalil
    September 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    thanks for this vital information, it is honer to be member of this site

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks for your readership, Ahmed.

  18. Hiren Patel
    September 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Thanks for the Site its very Useful.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      You're welcome.

  19. Richard Borkovec
    September 13, 2012 at 4:33 am

    These certainly are easier to look through than on other websites, thanks!

    • Bakari Chavanu
      September 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Yep, totally agree, Richard.

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