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Steelerman6794
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1/1/2012 7:47:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I discovered this site recently through my grandmother (she's the director of a university library). It contains unabridged works whose copyrights have either lapsed or expired. The site has vitrually every major literary classic, and I'm including this post on the "Politics" forum because most celebrated political works are available to view for free, from Plato's "Republic" to Hobbe's "Leviathan" to Keynes' "General Theory."

Anyway, just thought I'd share. I'm currently diving into Adam Smith's "Wealth Of Nations."

http://www.gutenberg.org...
aubrey20042
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1/1/2012 8:12:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I love Project Gutenberg, though I haven't really used it for political works. I'll definitely look into some Keynes, though.
"The only truth is music" - Jack Kerouac
"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good" - Thomas Paine
PARADIGM_L0ST
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1/1/2012 9:06:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Yeah, it has a really, really cool collection of writings from antiquity, like historians such as Seutonius. Love that website
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Lordknukle
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1/1/2012 9:14:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
If only I could read books on the computer.
CURSES!
"Easy is the descent to Avernus, for the door to the Underworld lies upon both day and night. But to retrace your steps and return to the breezes above- that's the task, that's the toil."
Steelerman6794
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1/1/2012 10:47:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/1/2012 9:14:55 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
If only I could read books on the computer.
CURSES!

Why not? Most are just HTML.

Here's Sherlock Holmes for ya.

http://www.gutenberg.org...
DetectableNinja
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1/1/2012 10:47:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/1/2012 9:14:55 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
If only I could read books on the computer.
CURSES!

If only I could read.
Think'st thou heaven is such a glorious thing?
I tell thee, 'tis not half so fair as thou
Or any man that breathes on earth.

- Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
Lordknukle
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1/1/2012 11:45:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/1/2012 10:47:05 PM, Steelerman6794 wrote:
At 1/1/2012 9:14:55 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
If only I could read books on the computer.
CURSES!

Why not? Most are just HTML.

Here's Sherlock Holmes for ya.

http://www.gutenberg.org...

I can't stand reading books on the computer. It is uncomfortable and it hurts my eyes.
"Easy is the descent to Avernus, for the door to the Underworld lies upon both day and night. But to retrace your steps and return to the breezes above- that's the task, that's the toil."
aubrey20042
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1/2/2012 12:41:38 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/1/2012 11:45:05 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 1/1/2012 10:47:05 PM, Steelerman6794 wrote:
At 1/1/2012 9:14:55 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
If only I could read books on the computer.
CURSES!

Why not? Most are just HTML.

Here's Sherlock Holmes for ya.

http://www.gutenberg.org...

I can't stand reading books on the computer. It is uncomfortable and it hurts my eyes.

That's why I like my Kindle. It looks like printed text, not a computer screen. There's no glare and it's very comfortable on the eyes.
"The only truth is music" - Jack Kerouac
"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good" - Thomas Paine