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Lavery Databases for Ebooks
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Free Online Sources for Books and Texts
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The Online Books Page
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Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books (eBooks or eTexts).
Shakespeare Online was launched to provide free, original, and accurate information on Shakespeare to students, teachers, and Shakespeare enthusiasts.
Government Sources for eBooks and Texts
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"The conjurer's magazine" title page and frontispiece with illustration of magician, 1792.