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
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1661

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69 15
Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1342

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/76

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65 15
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, William Glennon - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11

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Treasure Island is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/120

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A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Free eBooks
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/98

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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Dracula Bram Stoker - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/345

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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Frankenstein Mary Shelley - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/84

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Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1260

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The Three Musketeers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Free eBooks
The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1257

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The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Free eBooks
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36

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Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1399

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The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Free eBooks
The Time Machine H. G. Wells - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35

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

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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War and Peace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Free eBooks
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2600

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Lon Harris added The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Free eBooks
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving - http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Sleepy-Hollow-ebook/dp/B000JQUJHO

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The Scarlet Letter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Free eBooks
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33

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Heart of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/526

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Fairy tales every child should... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Fairy tales every child should know Hamilton Wright Mabie - http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Tales-Every-Should-ebook/dp/B000JMLNHI

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

The Best Late Night Downtown LA Party Spots

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King James Version is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Free eBooks
King James Version http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10

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Gulliver's Travels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/829

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Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Ulysses James Joyce - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4300

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

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Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Great Expectations Charles Dickens

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Leaves of Grass is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1322

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

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The Autobiography of Benjamin ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Free eBooks
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin - http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Benjamin-Franklin-ebook/dp/B000JMLMXI/

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The Red Badge of Courage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane

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Siddhartha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Siddhartha Hermann Hesse - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2500

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The House of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Free eBooks
Kel Varnsen added The House of the Dead Fyodor Dostoyevsky - http://openlibrary.org/works/OL166970W/Zapiski_iz_mertvogo_doma

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde

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Uncle Tom's Cabin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson

The Best Movies Based on Short Stories

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Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Daniel Boone Reuben Gold Thwaites

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Robinson Crusoe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe

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Don Quixote is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes

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Quran is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Free eBooks
mohammed saad added Quran

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Wuthering Heights is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë

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The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Herman Melville

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne

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The Jungle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added The Jungle Upton Sinclair, Jr.

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The Art of War is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added The Art of War Sun Tzu

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The Secret Adversary is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Free eBooks
The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1155

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Swiss Family Robinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Swiss Family Robinson Johann David Wyss, Daisy Alberto

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Theodore Roosevelt, an autobio... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added Theodore Roosevelt, an autobiography Theodore Roosevelt

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The Beautiful and Damned is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added The Beautiful and Damned F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Mysterious Island is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Free eBooks
slaft added The Mysterious Island Jules Verne