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123 Most Popular Free Ebooks from Guternberg

123 Most Popular Free Ebooks from Guternberg

To those who are still unclear on what Project Gutenberg is, it is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”. It was founded in 1971 by American writer Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The ebooks listed on this site are totally free, covering all major ebook formats. The only downside of the ebooks here are that they’re not in the best format but still highly readable with all information intact. At the time of posting, Project Gutenberg currently hosts over 60,000 free ebooks.

Fear not though as there’s a site by the name Standard Ebooks which takes ebooks from sources like Project Gutenberg, formats and typesets them using a carefully designed and professional-grade style manual, fully proofreads and corrects them, and then builds them to create a new edition that takes advantage of state-of-the-art ereader and browser technology.

Without further ado, the hand-picked titles from Project Gutenberg below:-


  1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  3. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  5. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  6. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  9. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  10. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  11. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  12. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  13. Ulysses by James Joyce
  14. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  15. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  17. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  18. Little Women by Louise May Alcott
  19. Don Quixote by Cervantes
  20. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
  21. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  22. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  23. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  24. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka


  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  5. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  6. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  7. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  8. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  9. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  10. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  11. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  12. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  13. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  14. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  15. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  16. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  17. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  18. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  19. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  20. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  21. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  22. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  23. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  24. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  25. The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  26. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  27. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  28. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  29. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  30. Middlemarch by George Eliot tells

Philosophy and Religion

  1. Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire
  2. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
  3. Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. Beyond Good and Evil by Freidrich Neitszche
  5. Discourse of a Method by Renee Descartes
  6. The Tao Te Ching by Laozi
  7. The Bible by Douay-Rheims Version, Challoner Revision
  8. 95 Theses by Martin Luther
  9. The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
  10. The Sayings of Confucius by Confucius
  11. The Golden Bough by James George Frazer
  12. The Republic by Plato
  13. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  14. Utopia by Thomas More
  15. Tao te Ching by Lao-Tzu
  16. On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation by David Ricardo
  17. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
  18. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
  19. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

Politics, Economics and History

  1. The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels
  2. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  3. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
  4. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  5. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  6. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
  7. The Histories by Herodotus

Plays and Poems

  1. Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  2. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
  3. The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  4. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  5. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  6. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
  7. Hedda Gabler by Heinrich Ibsen
  8. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  9. The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth
  10. The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
  11. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Essays / General Nonfiction

  1. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  2. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

Ancient Writings

  1. The Iliad by Homer
  2. The Odyssey by Homer
  3. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  4. The Works of Aristotle by Aristotle
  5. Symposium by Plato
  6. Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates by Plato
  7. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
  8. Beowulf by 8th-century Anglo-Saxon
  9. The Aeneid by Virgil
  10. Poetics by Aristotle

Technology and Business

  1. How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin

Not Just for Kids

  1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  2. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  3. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
  4. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  5. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  6. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
  8. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift


  1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
  2. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
  3. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
  4. The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci by Leonardo Da Vinci
  5. Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky
  6. Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari
  7. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  8. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  10. The Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana


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