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Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in OpenTextbooks |

Teaching English Literature with Free Public Domain Works

Project Gutenberg

This may not be news since Project Gutenberg has been around now for decades, but for anyone teaching (or studying) literature prior to the 20th Century (and indeed, in Canada, possibly later, though our arcane Public Domain laws can make this rather tricky to figure out) you may be interested to search Project Gutenberg to see if the work has already been digitized and made freely available. For instance, anyone teaching Shakespeare (they still teach dear old Willie, don’t they?) could save their students a few dollars by pointing them at The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare – Project Gutenberg available in multiple formats (this one is an ePub usable on most eReaders, for instance.)