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I have had to do a lot of research into the Victorian Age to write Dr. Wendell Howe's Twitter site and to write my novels. A lot of people following me are also interested in Victorian research for a book they are writing, but also for steampunk costuming, etc. So when I run across a great site I will post it here. If you find something, feel free to let me know in the comments, or contact me on Twitter at @Scablander or email me at Jeanette@scablander.com.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Internet Archive

I love this site! It has free sources from around the world of out-of-print books, audio and film. Most books printed in the Victorian Age are out-of-print. Try various searches and see what comes up. You never know what you will find here.

What I do is click on text at the far right. Type in the author, title or subject. A list of books will come up. Some will give date in description, some won't. Click on one that looks interesting. I click the top option "read online" and then find the date the book was published to see how useful it will be. Some files are just text but most are pdfs. If there is more than one source of the same book, I like to see which pdf looks best. Go back to your format choices and download your book.

There is more than just novels here. They have everything! There are guidebooks, pamphlets, how to books, law tracts, magazines (including The Strand), programs, etc. You would be amazed at what you can find here.

They also have old films, recordings, and books on tape (most read by volunteers, some good, some dreadful, so you might want to try a sample before downloading). Now you can have someone read you that Victorian novel you always wanted to read, while you drive.

Link to: Internet Archive

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