I’d like to say I was as web savvy as the average guy, but I have always hedged my response. Lately, I always think I can’t find original enough things that are interesting online. News sites and Link Dumps seem to always beat me to the punch. I keep holding back on my posts and have slowed down to a measly once per week because I’m unable to come up with unique content more often than that.
Today was an eye opener for myself though. I was in conversation and mentioned that you could read classic novels online for free, and that you have been able to for as long as I can remember being connected. Specifically I mentioned that people who enjoyed “The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” could read the back stories online for free.
It was at this point, because of the stunned look on the other person’s face, I realized that some of the knowledge I take for granted is not common. The general public is not aware that any writing out of copyright has a huge chance of being available for free at Project Gutenberg.
“The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” was not turned into the best movie ever made, but if you spend the time, and read the novels below, and then Moore and O’neill’s comics. I believe you will realize the mastery of literature at its finest form. And the reason extended copyright is stupid.
- Bram Stoker – Dracula
- Robert Lewis Stevenson – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
- Herman Melville – Moby Dick
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) – Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
- H. Rider Haggard – King Solomon’s Mines
- Jules Vern – 20,000 Leagues Under The Seas
- H.G.Wells – The Invisible Man
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
- Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray
If your a big fan. Read even more about which classic novels influenced the story in this article by Jess Nevins