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50 top free ebook classics in Kindle and epub format

Free Kindle and epub ebook classics

One of the many things that make ereaders so useful and valuable is the fact that you can download so many free ebooks.

I have compiled a list of my top 50 free ebook classics and provided you with two download links: one for the Kindle and the other for other ereaders capable of reading the standard ebook format, namely the ‘epub’ format.  In this way you can build a useful library that you can carry around with you without breaking your back.  You can always delete those ebooks which you don’t need.

The good news is that all the above ebooks will only use around 2% of your Kindle 2 storage and about 1% of your Kindle DX storage.

Download the below 50 ebooks in Kindle format here
Download the below 50 ebooks in epub format here

Once you have downloaded one of the above you will need to unzip the downloaded zip file. If you don’t already have an unzipping utility installed then a nice free utility to use is Zipgenius.

After that you can follow these instructions for transferring the ebooks to your Kindle.

1. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
4. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
5. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
6. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
7. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
8. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
9. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
10. Middlemarch, George Eliot
11. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
12. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
13. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
14. Persuasion, Jane Austen
15. Emma, Jane Austen
16. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
17. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
18. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
19. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
20. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
21. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
22. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
23. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
24. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
25. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
26. Three Men In A Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
27. Dracula, Bram Stoker
28. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
29. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
30. Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy
31. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
32. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
33. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
34. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
35. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
36. Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
37. Kim, Rudyard Kipling
38. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
39. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
40. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
41. Silas Marner, George Eliot
42. The War Of The Worlds, H. G. Wells
43. Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
44. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
45. Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham
46. Call of the Wild, Jack London
47. The Bible
48. The Koran
49. The Bhagavad-Gita
50. Tao Te Ching, Lao Tse

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47 Responses to “50 top free ebook classics in Kindle and epub format”

  1. DiAnne says:

    Thank you! As a Nook owner, I’m pleased to see that instead of just Kindle format, you made these books available in the standard ePub format for everyone else.

    Thank you!

  2. ReaderWriter says:

    Hi DiAnne, I’m glad that you found this useful!


  3. leigia says:

    Thanks for the zip file. It’s been awhile since I’ve read those classics back in school that I’ve forgotten some of the titles. So thanks for the file, especially the epub one.

  4. bb says:

    Thanks for the .epubs! Was looking for an easy way to bootstrap my Nook. Much appreciated!

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  6. 玖伍贰柒 says:

    Hi, thanks for the sharing this wonderful sources.

  7. theDragon says:

    Beautiful, thanks!

  8. Satish Kamath says:

    Thank you for these free eBooks. They are to adorn the eLibrary of a small reading club in this part of the world, Trivandrum, India.

  9. conor mccabe says:

    Thanks very much for putting them all together and making them available in epub format.

    much appreciated.

  10. Katherine says:

    Thanks for this collection. You’ve included many book I’ve not seen offered elsewhere.

  11. kindlereader says:

    Thank you SO much for this! Such a great list of books. I’m so happy I found this page. 🙂

  12. kindleaccessoriesstore says:

    Hi there, You have done a fantastic job. I will certainly digg it and in my opinion suggest to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  13. zeb says:

    tks a lot, you are fantastic
    zeb from kenya

  14. Stephanie says:

    As an english major, you just saved me so much on college books. Thanks so much for this!

  15. Aayush Arora says:

    Thank You very much. I particularly wanted Bhagwat Geeta but Shakespeare and Jane Austen are such great catches too!

    Thanks a lot! epub format is real handy!

  16. Mr. Mike says:

    Thanks greatly…thumbs up! Two of course!

  17. Mr. Mike says:

    Great site to get access to the classics…and to have material to learn to use eReaders. I am helping an 84 year old mother learn to use a Kindle so I hope Amazon is NOT THREATENED!

  18. brotchen says:

    Glad you made these classics available in open standard ebook. I have put them on our family Dropbox, so my grandchildren can enjoy them

  19. Olof the viking says:

    Thankyou for the books. I tried to get Shakespeares complete works elswhere, but the files were corrupted.

  20. marvin says:

    Thanks a lot!!! 😀

  21. phani says:

    awesome collection..loved it..

  22. miraya says:

    Thanx a lot for such a good collection.

  23. chau nguyen says:

    thank you very much.

  24. Matt says:

    Thank you for this great collection of classics. Extra thanks for making them available in epub format!

  25. Paul Kelly says:

    Many thanks for a great collection of classics!

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  27. Tasche mit Logo says:

    Hi there, You’ve performed a fantastic job. I will certainly digg it and in my view recommend to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this website.

  28. Graty says:

    Thank you for this great collection of classics.

  29. kate says:

    Thank you so much! Am currently in Korea, and my Kindle is my lifesaver. Am loving this list, really appreciate having so many great classics in one site to go!

  30. John says:

    My Kindle is due to be delivered today – THANK YOU!

  31. Duck says:

    Thank you so much for the great collections ! Classics are my favorite. Really appreciate it, thank you <3

  32. BioGal says:

    Thank goodness for sensible people like you. I have spent ages searching for a zip file containing a bunch of free ebooks; I finally found your site. This is brilliant. Why are there not other sites which provide this service. Project Guttenburg, for example, should let you get the top 100 in one download, clicking select on all of them is too time consuming.

  33. Sushant says:

    Most Incredible collection of classics you’ve got here…I was really craving the great expectations….THANKS A LOT

  34. jennifer says:

    thank you! this is really nice

  35. Gordon says:

    I noticed The Wasp Factory on the list, but when I look at the list I downloaded it was not included. Please advise.

    Thank you,

  36. oab says:

    Thanks for your useful files.

  37. Skylar says:

    This is awesome!! Thank you so much. My only problem is that the download did not come with The Wasp Factory? Is it under a different name?

  38. the laughing heart says:

    thank you.

  39. Zheira says:

    Thanks a million!!
    Living in a country where it is difficult to find classics in english you have brightened my year ^^


  40. Neha says:

    Amazing collection!!! Had already read some of the books included here and were searching for the others!! The list seems to include many of my favs… Thank you so much for the collection!

  41. Craftie The DJ says:

    This is great work.

  42. Anup Mehra says:

    Not any length of word would suffice to admire the work you have presented to hundreds of thousands of book lovers!!!!!

    Thank you very much!!!!!

  43. Houjou says:

    Thank you so very much!!

  44. rahulg says:

    thanks 🙂

  45. You are so kind to share these books. Lots of blessings to you. Thank you so much.

  46. pranav kumar says:

    your collection is awesome and you did a fabulous job. thanks and congratulations…

  47. rodelio says:

    Salamat .
    that is thank you in Philippine dialect Tagalog.
    Its good to have this book of ideas besides the other tech distractions like Mobile Legends 🙂

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