Beowulf opens in theaters this Friday. I vaguely remember reading this in high school my Senior year. Since Beowulf is in the public domain, I decided to refresh my memory of the story by reading it online.
There are several great sites that offer free books online. Here are a few that I’ve come to love:
- Project Gutenberg has been digitizing books since 1971. They started with the Declaration of Independence and now have over 20,000 free books for you to download. Take a look at their list of the 100 most downloaded books. Project Gutenberg also makes free audio-books available. (here’s Beowulf)
- LibriVox is all about audio. They have a 1000 free audio-books available for download. Literature is not all you’ll find here. I downloaded Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species and Einstein’s Relativity. (here’s Beowulf)
- Public Literature really caught my eye. They take the audio from LibriVox and synchronize it with the text so you can listen and read along. (here’s Beowulf)