Non-Fiction The Best Free eBooks  

Barbara Gaston
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The best free eBooks include a multitude of classics. These free books are available in the public domain, allowing you to download them, for free, into your eReader. Not surprisingly, most of these eBooks I've listed are totally old school, but if you run across a more modern free eBook (fiction or non), please add it to the list. Bookworms who are eager for more new reading (like me) will thank you!

Just because you have a Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or any other kind of eReader doesn't mean you have to drain your bank account to find great free eBooks. Many of the best books of all-time are simply a click or two away. Books like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' or virtually anything by Jane Austin are yours for the taking at no cost whatsoever. New authors may also list their eBooks for free. You might discover a brand new favorite writer by downloading free eBooks. And if you say you aren't reading enough because it's too expensive, this list proves you have absolutely no excuses!

If you aren't sure where to begin looking for free eBooks, check out this list of the best eBooks sites. Happy (free) reading!

What are the best free eBooks? Take a look here and find out.
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The Adventures of Sherlock Hol... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Treasure Island is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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The Three Musketeers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Iliada/ The Iliad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Free eBooks
sockmonk added Homer
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2199

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War and Peace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Heart of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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The Scarlet Letter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Fairy tales every child should... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Mark Twain

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King James Version is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Gulliver's Travels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Free eBooks

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The Call of the Wild is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Jack London