Tom Ennis – Irish Jigs, Reels, and Polkas (1917) @PublicDomainRev #PublicDomain ♥

Tom Ennis was the son of John Ennis, also an accomplished piper, who emigrated from Kildare to Nebraska to work on the construction of the railroads.

via Tom Ennis – Irish Jigs, Reels, and Polkas (1917) | The Public Domain Review.

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes #PublicDomain ♥︎

In the 70’s there was a TV series called “The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes”. The episodes featured detectives that were contemporaries of Sherlock Holmes. Some of the short stories are in Public Domain, that’s why I can give you the links to those stories.

I’m considering the copyright in Europe, death + 70 years. This means that not all stories are in public domain in Europe.

Some of the titles are in Public Domain in USA, because they were published before 1923, others are in Public Domain in Canada and Australia because the copyright there is death + 50 years, but not in Portugal/Europe. So if you are in USA or your country has a copyright that is less than the copyright in Europe you’ll be able to find them on websites like Gutenberg, Gutenberg Australia or MobileRead.

At the end, I’ll give you a link to Archive.org with the stories in AudioBook format.

The list (adapted from Wikipedia) gives the title of the story with link (if in public domain) + detective + author with link to Wikipedia.

If you detect errors, I’ll be happy to correct them.

Series 1

Series 2

If you prefer audiobooks, you can download them at Archive.org from the The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection. Volume 1 here and volume 2 here.

 

 

Anniversary: Charles Dickens Books to Download #PublicDomain ♥

Charles Dickens facsimile

Charles Dickens facsimile

Charles Dickens was born on this day, in 1812, and his works are in Public Domain. This means you can download them freely and even build upon them.

Below is a list (based on Wikipedia) with links to Dickens’ works. It is not complete, because I couldn’t find some of them. If you know their availability, I’ll be more than happy to add the link.

So, don’t panic and read on…

Novels

Short Stories

Christmas Short Stories

Collaborative Works

Short story collections

Nonfiction, poetry, and plays

Sugestão: Livro da semana #publicdomain ♥

“O Banqueiro Anarquista” de Fernando Pessoa foi publicado pela primeira vez na revista Contemporânea nº 1 em Maio de 1922. O Projecto Adamastor, que tem como objectivo criar uma biblioteca digital de obras literárias em domínio público, tem uma edição em formato epub (óptima para ler em Smartphones, eBook Readers ou Tablets) que pode ser descarregada aqui.

Se quiserem ver o texto na publicação original (ainda que não muito prático para ler em dispositivos móveis), podem clicar na imagem para irem directamente para obra na Hemeroteca:

O Banqueiro Anarquista

Sunday Night Movie #publicdomain

Com algumas alterações em relação ao livro, o filme de René Clair de 1945 é uma excelente realização (e talvez a melhor de todas) do “And then there were none”* da Agatha Christie, uma das melhores histórias de suspense e mistério da escritora. Felizmente, o filme já se encontra em domínio público e pode assim ser visto aqui.

And Then There Were None

* O livro começou por se chamar “Ten little niggers”, a partir de uma canção infantil inglesa, tétrica como só as canções infantis inglesas conseguem ser :-), tendo mudado de nome várias vezes, consoante o país e época: “Ten little indians” e “And then there were none”