Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas at Project Gutenberg

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I was surprised when I looked at my 2014 reads and realized that I didn't read anything from one of my favorite online resources this year. I did use Project Gutenberg to find some illustrations and I downloaded a couple of things (but I didn't read them).
So I decided to share some Christmas goodies 
(and at the bottom of this post a short list of some things I read from Gutenberg in 2013). 

Christmas At Project Gutenberg 


Twas the Night Before Christmas, A Visit from St. Nicholas By Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

 The Romance of a Christmas Card, by Kate Douglas Wiggin


Christmas Sunshine, by Various [selections from Milton, Thackeray, and others] 
Christmas Stories from French and Spanish writers by Antoinette Ogden

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Project Gutenberg has many other Christmas books, including several other editions of The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol.

Some 2013 reading favorites from Gutenberg (these are not Christmas books):

Mrs. Vanderstein's Jewels; Bryce, Charles
  a detective story
Adventures of a Sixpence in Guernsey by A Native; Anonymous
  a short story
My Antonia; Cather, Willa
  plenty of classics on Gutenberg!
The Ink-stain (Tache d'encre) Bazin, Rene
  another classic
West Wind Drift; McCutcheon, George Barr
  first published in 1920. Shipwrecked castaways establish a colony on a deserted island. Gutenberg has thirty titles from this novelist and playwright who is best known for Brewster's Millions

(note to self: add some Gutenberg books to 2015 reading goals) 

If you are not familiar with this great project, EBook Friendly has a helpful tutorial 8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg


  1. I don't know if I've ever read anything off of Project Gutenberg. Some of these sounds really good though.

    1. If you're looking for classics it's a good place to go.

  2. I tend to go all cross-eyed when I get into PG -- too many books! I need a guide like yours to help me find the gems. Thanks for posting this.

    1. Sometimes I just look at the recently added list, but I often go there looking for something specific and do a search.

  3. I hadn't heard of Project Gutenberg before but it sounds wonderful. I just got Twas the Night Before Christmas. I love it, and I'm giddy with the thought of having it illustrated for Christmas.