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Classic eBooks to Download

(Not just for) Homework Downloads

What if you need to read a book for school, but all the copies are checked out? If it's a "classic work of literature" (meaning "old") book and you have your smart phone, you may be able to download it and read it on your phone right now.  The black and white images below are special codes, called QR codes, that link to eBooks you can read on your phone or tablet computer.

But you'll need a few things to use the codes: your phone, the Overdrive Media Console software and a QR code reader.

If you don't already have it, you can download the Overdrive Media Console from here: Overdrive Media Console. Or if you already have a QR code reader, you can scan this code to get it:

Install it on the phone or portable device you'll use to read the eBook.

If you don't have a QR Code reader on your phone, you can download one from the iTunes App Store, Android Market, Windows Marketplace or BlackBerry App World depending on your phone.

Once you install the code reader, you can open the app and use your phone's camera to scan the code for the book you want. And when the book downloads, it will be yours to keep, for free!

And if you don't have a smart phone or app-enabled device, you can still click on the code and download the book to your computer.

The collection of texts on this page was chosen from the most popular downloads and from popular selections from student reading lists.  If you want to browse through over 34,000 free texts available for downloading, click here.

Always Available Classic eBooks listed alphabetically by the Author's LAST NAME

scan with phone or click to download Little Women

Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott


 

scan with phone or click to download Emma

Emma
by Jane Austen


 

scan with phone or click to download Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen 


 

scan with phone or click to download Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio
by Sherwood
Anderson

 

scan with phone or click to download Beowulf

Beowulf
by Anonymous

 

scan with phone or click to download Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë

 

scan with phone or click to download Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë

 

scan with phone or click to download Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
 

scan with phone or click to download My Antonia

My Antonia
by Willa Cather

 

scan with phone or click to download The Awakening

The Awakening
by Kate Chopin

 

scan with phone or click to download Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
by Joseph Conrad

 

scan with phone or click to download to The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane

 

scan with phone or click to download Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe
 

scan with phone or click to download A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
 

scan with phone or click to download David Copperfield

David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens
 

scan with phone or click to download Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist
by Charles Dickens

 

scan with phone or click to download the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
by Frederick Douglass

 

scan with phone or click to download The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

 

scan with phone or click to download A Room With a View

A Room With a View
by E. M. Forster


 

scan with phone or click to download The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin

 

scan with phone or click to download Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert

 

scan with phone or click to download Tess of the D'urbervilles

Tess of the D'urbervilles
by Thomas Hardy

 

scan with phone or click to download The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet
Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
 

scan with phone or click to download The Odyssey

The Odyssey
by Homer

 

scan with phone or click to download Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis
by Franz Kafka

 

scan with phone or click to download Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
by Montgomery, L. M.

 

scan with phone or click to download The Works of Edgar Allen Poe

The Works of Edgar Allen Poe (5 vols.)
by Edgar Allen Poe
 

scan with phone or click to download Anthem

Anthem
by Ayn Rand

 

scan with phone or click to download The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare

 

scan with phone or click to download Pygmalion

Pygmalion
by George Bernard Shaw


 

scan with phone or click to download Frankenstein

Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley


 

scan with phone or click to download the Oedipus Trilogy

Oedipus Trilogy
by Sophocles


 

scan with phone or click to download The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

scan with phone or click to download Treasure Island

Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson


 

scan with phone or click to download Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin
by Harriet Beecher Stowe


 

scan with phone or click to download Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy


 

scan with phone or click to download The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain
 

scan with phone or click to download The Time Machine

The Time Machine
by H. G. Wells

 

scan with phone or click to download The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton

 

scan with phone or click to download Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family
Robinson
by Johann David Wyss