Gems from the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is perhaps the largest collection of scanned books on the Internet, a rich source for long-neglected books from the past. In the interest of encouraging their work and recognizing forgotten books that can easily be accessed and read for free on a variety of devices, I like to highlight regularly interesting books I've discovered while roaming through this digital archive.


A Dream of Treason, by Maurice Edelman

June 2nd, 2012

A Honeymoon Experiment, by Margaret and Stuart Chase

August 7th, 2010

A Sunset Touch, by Moira Pearce

August 8th, 2012

Agnes Repplier, Essayist

September 1st, 2013

Americans in Glasshouses, by Leslie James

July 2nd, 2012

Appendix A, by Hayden Carruth

February 9th, 2014

At the Green Goose, by D. B. Wyndham Lewis

December 13th, 2013

Cynthia, by Leonard Merrick

August 7th, 2010

Gems from the Internet Archives, courtesy of the University of Florida

September 23rd, 2012

Ginx’s Baby and Little Hodges, by Edward Jenkins

April 14th, 2014

Hizzoner the Mayor, by Joel Sayre

June 9th, 2013

I Travel by Train, by Rollo Walter Brown

October 9th, 2010

Ira Wallach, parodist

September 29th, 2013

Kingdom on Earth, by Anne Brooks

April 1st, 2013

Life of Campestris ulm, the Oldest Inhabitant of Boston Common, by Joseph Henry Curtis

July 19th, 2011

Little Pedlington and the Pedlingtonians, by John Poole

January 2nd, 2011

Mr. Bremble’s Buttons, by Dorothy Langley

August 14th, 2010

My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson by George Thompson

March 1st, 2012

One Man’s View, by Leonard Merrick

July 19th, 2010

Our Own Set, by Ossip Schubin

November 13th, 2010

Overlooked, by Maurice Baring

April 25th, 2011

Personal Pleasures, by Rose Macaulay

September 9th, 2012

Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching, by Henry C. Barkley

December 5th, 2010

The Big Drag, by Mel Heimer

November 24th, 2013

The Biography of a New York Hotel Scrub, by Ada Blum

January 29th, 2011

The Chosen Valley: the Story of a Pioneer Town, by Margaret Snyder

August 20th, 2011

The Conquest of Rome, by Matilde Serao

February 16th, 2014

The Court of Charles IV, by Benito Pérez Galdós

January 2nd, 2013

The Easter Egg Hunt, by Speed Lamkin

January 22nd, 2011

The Old Indispensables: a Romance of Whitehall, by Edward Shanks

September 13th, 2014

The Whale and the Grasshopper and Other Fables, by Seumas O’Brien

August 16th, 2011

Twin Beds, by Edward Salisbury Field

February 20th, 2011

Wait for Mrs. Willard, by Dorothy Langley

August 22nd, 2010