Free Classic Books Online

If you’re on a budget or just want to travel light, has a collection of over 14,000 books which you can read online at their website. All the books listed are over 75 years old and no longer under US copyright, so they are now considered “public domain” and available for free.

A sampling of notable books include: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, The Iliad by Homer and and all 2235 pages of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace (which is surely a lot lighter in eBook form).

If you’d rather download a copy of one of these books to read on the plane or on your mobile device, check out Project Gutenberg, the source of the collection, where thousands of volunteers have helped make these classics available to all.