Project Gutenberg 2


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.

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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.

If your a big fan. Read even more about which classic novels influenced the story in this article by Jess Nevins [Link removed due to Link Rot]


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2 thoughts on “Project Gutenberg

  • El Robbo

    Dorian Gray, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn aren’t in the comic. They were added for the movie, which is a completely different story. Which is why I haven’t bothered to see it.

  • Jagesquire

    Huck Finn is not in the movie either. First draft had that pointed out. But then I bounced it off a couple people and realized that very few people have read the comic.

    I’ve listed the movie references. Follow the bottom link to look up the comic ones.