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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2007

includes details of ebooks placed online during
JULY 2007


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News and Reviews

The Western World's Greatest Books

During July we placed online a few titles which may seem out of keeping with our usual offerings: "Manfred" by Lord Byron, "In Memoriam" by Lord Tennyson and "The Kiss" by Anton Chekhov. These titles are on our list of classics at gutenberg.net.au/greatest-books-a.html. In time we hope to make all of the books on the list available. Of course there is no definitive list of western classics. The sources of our list are given on the web page indicated.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is very well represented on the list, with 8 titles. From the Woolf page at gutenberg.net.au/pages/woolf.html most of her works can be accessed. There are also a few extracts there from her writing. I trust that these will tempt you to dip more deeply into her work.

Here are a few short quotes from Virginia Woolf's writing:

* Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.
* A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
* Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.
* Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.

Project Gutenberg Canada starts up

Project Gutenberg Canada commenced on Canada Day, 1 July 2007. The site will have a Canadian flavour with ebooks being made available in both the English and French languages. There will be an emphasis on titles relating to Canada and Canadian History. Visit www.gutenberg.ca

IN THE SCANNER - DETAILS OF BOOKS IN PROGRESS

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE:
Tales of the Ring and Camp
Tales of Pirates and Blue Water
Tales of Twilight and the Unseen
Short Stories (an ebook compiled by Project Gutenberg of Australia from various sources)

RACHEL FIELD:
All this, and Heaven too


Last month's postings

A list of all the books we provide is available from http://gutenberg.net.au/plusfifty.html
Check there to see if there are other works by the authors listed below


JULY POSTINGS

Jul 2007 The Yellow Snake, Edgar Wallace                   [070095xx.xxx] 1548A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700951.txt or .zip
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700951h.html
Jul 2007 Trails Plowed Under, Charles M Russell            [070094xx.xxx] 1547A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700941.txt or .zip
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700941h.html
Jul 2007 Home Ranch, Will James                            [070093xx.xxx] 1546A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700931.txt or .zip
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700931h.html
Jul 2007 Lord Bellinger, Harry Graham                      [070092xx.xxx] 1545A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700921.txt or .zip
Jul 2007 Sorrow in Sunlight, Ronald Firbank                [070091xx.xxx] 1544A
[Alternate Title: Prancing Nigger]
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700911.txt or .zip
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700911h.html
Jul 2007 In Memoriam, Lord Tennyson                        [070090xx.xxx] 1543A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700901.txt or .zip
Jul 2007 A Star Danced, Gertrude Lawrence                  [070089xx.xxx] 1542A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700891.txt or .zip
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700891h.html
Jul 2007 The Kiss, Anton Chekhov                           [070088xx.xxx] 1541A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700881.txt or .zip
Jul 2007 Manfred, Lord Byron                               [070087xx.xxx] 1540A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700871.txt or .zip
Jul 2007 In a Glass Darkly, Sheridan Le Fanu               [070086xx.xxx] 1539A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700861.txt or .zip
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700861h.html
Jul 2007 As a Thief in the Night, R Austin Freeman         [070085xx.xxx] 1538A
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700851.txt or .zip
gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700851h.html


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