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Summer Reading II

More shade-tree reading from Project Gutenberg. These are all free downloads—free because they are old enough to have gone out of copyright and become public domain. Later I'll probably suggest some that you must pay for, but I really like the idea of something for nothing.
  • Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers (This is the first of the Lord Peter Wimsey murder mysteries. I don't think the others are available in public domain, but if you like this one, you can certainly buy the rest online from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.)
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott (This is a very political science fiction about a world that only exists in two dimensions. There's no thickness to anything, only length and breadth. Yes, that really was the author's name.)
  • Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome (If "Flatland" was highly political, this is the opposite. It is simply the story of three young men who go on a summer holiday boating and camping down the Thames river. That's it. No plot whatsoever. Don't you love the author's name?)
  • Youth, a Narrative by Joseph Conrad (If you love good writing and tales of the sea, you will love Conrad. Project Gutenberg has a lot of his work, and I have never run into a bad one.)
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (The classic animal fable, and one of the best shade-tree books.)


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