“Project Gutenberg”, book for free

Project Gutenberg website is a project which the purpose is to provide classic literature (that the copyright has expired) for free, distributed using the means of Internet. First to produce free electronic books, Project Gutenberg may be considered as a digital public library, where you can read great writings from great names such as Mark Twain, Jules Verne or even William Shakespeare.

I’ve been downloaded several classic novels from the website; A Study in Scarlet, Huckleberry Finn, The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, and The Count of Monte Cristo. I found Huckleberry Finn sparks only a little interest, while The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson was quite okay. A Study in Scarlet was very breath-taking, save for the romance part, which like Sherlock Holmes has said on The Sign of Four*

Kau sudah mencoba mencampurkan sedikit romantisme ke dalamnya, hingga kesannya seperti kalau kau menyisipkan kisah cinta atau kawin lari dalam proposal kelima Euclid

I’m currently reading The Count of Monte Cristo, which is in my opinion is a good novel. I’m so excited to find out how our poor fellow (or should I say fortunate?) Edmond Dantes shall have his revenge.

I encourage you to check out the Project Gutenberg website. There’s tons of great classic literary available for free.

* Empat Pemburu Harta, 2002, Gramedia Pustaka Utama


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