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OVERVIEW BY AUTHOR OF ALL THE TEXTS ON THIS SITE
10 May 2005, by Ray
E-BOOKS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE, by author
1 May 2005, by Ray
All of the 310 e-books that are available for downloading on this site are listed here in alphabetical order by author and title.
They are all in the standard ePub format, used by all the leading e-book readers and applications, notably Kindle  and Kobo. N° AUTHOR_________________________ TITLE_________________________________________________ GENRE_________ SECTION_______ 1 Nelson Algren A Selection of Nelson Aldren’s Best Short Stories anthology Stories 2 Nelson Algren The Great (...)
TRANSLATIONS DONE SPECIALLY FOR THIS SITE
1 January 2005, by Ray
All of the many translations into English on this site – 485 at latest count – are of texts free of copyright in the USA, Great Britain, Europe and elsewhere.
As translations are themselves subject to the 70-year rule (an author’s works are free of copyright 70 years after the last day of the year of their death) we have undertaken a considerable number of translations of major French, German and Russian texts to enable them to be available on this site in on-line and e-book formats for (...)
ABOUT THIS SITE
31 December 2004, by Ray
Welcome to Prospero’s Isle, a site designed to make great works of world literature available in English in on-line and e-book formats, free of charge and above all free of publicity.
Centred on short fiction by the great writers whose works in this format have best passed the test of time in our opinion (Chekhov, Maupassant, Jack London and Stefan Zweig, as well as A.E. van Vogt in the science-fiction domain), the site also contains a great many outstanding stories by other writers, as (...)