[2021 marks the 50th birthday of Project Gutenberg, the amazing web resource for full texts from across literary and cultural history. So this week I wanted to share a handful of the American literary works you can read in full on PG, leading up to this crowd-sourced reading list—add yours in comments, please!]
On the overall question of reading in different formats, Olivia Lucier writes, “I did start to read Anna Karenina on Project Gutenberg….lasted about 7 chapters. I have read many ‘books on tape’ as I still say and it is difficult to follow characters. Seeing a name versus hearing it makes a difference in comprehension. As complex as Anna Karenina is, hearing it versus seeing it made it VERY difficult.”
Other online collections:
Rachel Weeks Bright shares this “working list of open access 19th-century periodicals.”
Pearl Harbor series starts Monday,
PS. What would you add to our reading list?