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The first project of its kind, Project Gutenberg is the largest single collection of free online books.
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Electronic Text Center | University of Virginia
The Electronic Text Center contains over 2,100 publicly-available ebooks from the University of Virginia Library's Etext Center, including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, American history, Shakespeare, African-American documents, the Bible, and much more. They can be read both online and with the Microsoft Reader and Palm Reader.
This site contains over 800 texts of classic literature, drama, and poetry together with detailed literature study guides. It also includes a large reference book and non-fiction section.
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