Google Book Search

Google Book Search now offers the facility to download full copies of out-of-copyright books. The collection of public domain titles covers well-known classics to obscure gems. Google has achieved this with the help of many partners such as University of California, Harvard University, The New York Public Library and Oxford University.
Using Google Book Search these are examples of just some of the books available:

Ferriar’s The Bibliomania
* A futurist from 1881’s 1931: A Glance at the Twentieth Century
* Aesop’s Fables
* Shakespeare’s Hamlet
* Abbott’s Flatland
* Hugo’s Marion De Lorme
* Dunant’s Eine Erinnerung an Solferino
* BolĂ­var’s Proclamas
* Dante’s Inferno

When searching Google Books for full copies of out-of-copyright books use the full view option on the search page.
For more information on searching Google Books please go to: googleblog

2 thoughts

  1. I couldn’t agree more. However it is not possible to access many out-of-copyright books which may also be out of print. This service offers the reader the chance to download an actual scanned copy of the full book, from front cover to the back. As most of these books are very old, it is quite amazing to actually see “the real thing” or as close as we will probably get to it.


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