Obscure Books You Can Read Right Now – Project Gutenberg Randomness

We’re surfing the web again…this time looking at some obscure novels and memoirs from Project Gutenberg.


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9 responses to “Obscure Books You Can Read Right Now – Project Gutenberg Randomness”

  1. Mudpuddle Avatar
    Mudpuddle

    PG is one of my goto resources; more books than i could ever possibly read… do you know about Gutenberg Australia and Gutenberg Canada? their collections are not as extensive, but they have things that the U.S. one doesn’t… i’ve wondered whether England has one also but i’ve never found it even tho i’ve looked…

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  2. Mudpuddle Avatar
    Mudpuddle

    i dashed off into Gutenberg land and downloaded the Doyle as fast as i could and now i’m off to the #@%&$ dentist… tx for the lead: love Doyle…

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    1. Marian Avatar

      I’ve stumbled across Gutenberg Australia in the past…the funny thing, I thought we had the same public domain rules. There must be some nuanced legalese that makes them different. ๐Ÿ˜†

      Ugh, hope the dentist visit wasn’t too bad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Doyle is great, isn’t he? I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Mudpuddle Avatar
    Mudpuddle

    finished “Through the Magic Door” last night: pretty interesting hearing what D had to say about Scott et alia… didn’t think much of his love of war or boxing, tho…

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    1. Marian Avatar

      He was certainly “of his era” on some topics. I think he got his knighthood for his writing on the Boer War…

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  4. Mudpuddle Avatar
    Mudpuddle

    i went thru a George Borrow period in which i read most of his books… i never thought he was nearly as good a writer as D said he was, but i liked the sheer weirdness of his experiences and interpretations of them… i recall reading that he was considered a big fat liar by some, having to do with his linguistic claims and his saga/edda translations… i think the reason i liked him was because of his walking: he was a champion… he walked from London to Edinburgh in (don’t remember exactly) like a week: he walked about six miles an hour… i was into that at the time and did the Portland Marathon once…

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    1. Marian Avatar

      That is some serious walking! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I’ll have to look him up. I’m not a huge fan of tall tales or embellished writing, but some people are genuinely good at it, haha.

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  5. Jonathan Scott Griffin Avatar

    Thank you for this post. I’m going to have to check out some of these books. Speaking of obscure books, I like perusing the dusty shelves of old used bookstores, seeking out forgotten and obscure books. You never know when you’ll find a hidden gem.

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    1. Marian Avatar

      I’m glad it was helpful! I really miss shopping for second-hand books. It was one of my favorite weekend outings before things got shut down, and I definitely found some gems that way.

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