Public Domain Review calls attention to obscure public domain works
August 24, 2011 | 10:15 am
The site looks like an interesting way to find out more about free e-books, music, art, and so forth that might otherwise languish in total obscurity. Since the site accepts submissions, I have half a mind to write a piece about the Arsène Lupin novels of which I am so fond.
Regardless, it’s an interesting reminder that the “Internet slushpile problem” is not restricted solely to self-published works. There are hundreds of years of public-domain novels and other art available on the Internet, and most people never even scratch the surface in what they read. This could be a way to remind people that “old” books can be good books.