16 Classic Books You Can Download For Free

Thanks to expired copyrights, you no longer have any excuse for ignoring the canon

You've always had an excuse for not reading more of 'the classics' – it costs money, your local bookshop is miles away, you've still finishing Zlatan Ibrahimović's autobiography – but gentlemen, these excuses are running out.

Thanks to the expiration of certain copyright laws, great swathes of the canon are now available free of charge.

What's more, you can download them from your armchair. Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app to your tablet device and use it in exactly the same way.

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Here we round up 20 mighty tomes that are now but a click away. Make the leap, and prepare your smug face for your next dinner party. They are actually rather good too, of course. 

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1 | Sherlock Holmes: Sign Of The Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

2 |The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

3 | Ulysses by James Joyce

4 | Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe

5 | Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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6 | Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm

7 | Dracula by Bram Stoker

8 | A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

9 | The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

10 | A Woman Of No Importance by Oscar Wilde

11 | Moby Dick by Herman Melville

12 | The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

13 | Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

14 | A Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

15 | Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

16 | The Odyssey Of Homer by Homer

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