Upton Sinclair The JungleIn celebration of Banned Books Week, TIME magazine’s Moneyland blog ran a useful post yesterday that pointed readers toward a number of the better-known websites where free e-books live.

But aside from simply mentioning the obvious sites (Project Gutenberg; the Internet Archive), the post also mentions a frugal-living blog called MoneyTalksNews.com, which has “helpfully put together a list of where you can track down [free] e-book versions of [19 of the best-known] banned books.” Click here to see the list, which includes George Orwell’s 1984, Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, and Nabokov’s Lolita.

And don’t forget: Banned Books Week is currently underway (it ends this Saturday, October 6); click here to see if there are any BBW-affiliated events going on in your city.


  1. Several of the books on the MoneyTalksNews list are not in the public domain. The versions that are being linked to have had all copyright and production info stripped. It’s a surprisingly blatant example of copyright violation by a site that’s trying to present itself as a respectable newsletter.
    It adds a rather different reading to their article title: “Controversial Downloads”

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