Friday, June 27, 2008

Anne Thackeray Ritchie in Google Book Search

If you've liked the passages that I've posted from Anne Thackeray Ritchie's Chapters from Some Memoirs, you might like knowing that the book is available as a free .pdf download via Google Book Search. I'm not sure why I didn't think of looking there earlier. No, I am sure: it's because I still think of books as objects found on shelves. Google Book Search has several other books by ATR available as free downloads.

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comments: 4

Geo-B said...

Or you could buy it from Abebooks fo $ 7.25.

j said...

I once read an entire book online. You'd never guess which book- Bleak House. Staring, staring, at the screen...

Geo-B said...

There is this service (website? I don't know what you call it) that has a great number of out of copyright books, and they will send you a chapter a day to read: So you browse through what they've got and if you see something you've been meaning to read since the Carter administration, you subscribe.
I notice that they presently also offer a selection of contemporary books for a small fee.
I've never been that overjoyed reading long passages on the computer screen, a common feeling, which is why these e-books haven't been a runaway bestseller, I guess.

Michael Leddy said...

Abe and Alibris are both terrific resources. I liked though the idea of the .pdf, right from Harvard's library.

I had to see if DailyLit has Proust, and it does, at least parts. Swann's Way comes in 179 installments (in French), 206 in translation. A long trek!