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Free Project Gutenberg eBooksProject Gutenberg is an expansive set of free eBooks, digitized and assembled by Michael Hart (who, incidentally, is the inventor of the eBook) when he was a college student in Illinois 40 years ago.  Since that time, his team has digitized more than 36,000 titles that are available in the public domain, allowing free download access to anyone with a PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device.  The list varies from the historically popular Bible to classic fiction; there are timeless love stories, silly comedies and dark chronicles of folklore.

Here are some of the most popular Project Gutenberg titles, all available from South Ayrshire Libraries eRead website.

  • The Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana (25732 downloads)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (18298 downloads)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (15090 downloads)
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (12106 downloads)
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (11063 downloads)
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (8694 downloads)
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (8367 downloads)
  • The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (8313 downloads)
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (8249 downloads)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (8105 downloads)
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (7717 downloads)
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (7087 downloads)
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker (6927 downloads)

To date, titles by Charles, Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and William Shakespeare have proven popular in South Ayrshire, along with children’s classics such as Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. The most popular download, however, is a non-fiction title, Around the world on a bicycle by Thomas Stevens.

Check out the Project Gutenberg titles we have available on our eRead website  – and remember these titles do not count toward your ebook checkout limit.

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