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All books are free. To download books, go to their authors’ pages.

The editions you find here were created exclusively for the Dunyazad Digital Library. Their native format is PDF, the ePub and Mobi files have been derived from the plain text versions.

All versions contain the same text, but on a device with a large enough screen the carefully typeset PDF version will give you the best reading experience.

Currently the Library holds 63 volumes (3 of them in German), with a total of 22047 pages.

For more information, see About the Library

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The Book Of The Thousand Nights And A Night

16 Volumes

translated by Richard Francis Burton

The Other Books, by Ages and Authors

(In roughly chronological order. Centuries occasionally overlap.)

Classical Antiquity

Homer, translated by Samuel Butler

The Iliad (1898)

The Odyssey (1900)

Herodotus, translated by George Rawlinson

The History (1858)

Mediaeval Europe

Cuchulain of Muirthemne

The story of the men of the Red Branch of Ulster

Arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory (1902)

The Mabinogion

From the Welsh of the Llyfr Coch O Hergest (The Red Book of Hergest)

Translated by Lady Charlotte Guest (1838–1845)

Aucassin and Nicolette

translated by Francis William Bourdillon (1887)

The 18th Century

Ludvig Holberg

Niels Klim’s Journey Under the Ground (1741)

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M—y W—y M—e (1763)

William Thomas Beckford

Vathek (1786)

William Blake

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)

Mary Wollstonecraft

Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796)

The 19th Century

Captain Adam Seaborn

Symzonia. A Voyage of Discovery (1820)

Mary Shelley

The Last Man (1826)

Jane Webb (Jane Loudon)

The Mummy! (1827)

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter (1850)

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

The Lifted Veil (1859)

Richard Jefferies

After London (1885)

Henry Rider Haggard

King Solomon’s Mines (1885)

She (1886)

Bertha von Suttner

Die Waffen nieder! (1889) Deutsch/German

Lay Down Your Arms! (English translation)

Elizabeth G. Birkmaier

Poseidon’s Paradise. The Romance of Atlantis (1892)

William Morris

The Wood Beyond the World (1894)

Mary Kingsley

Travels in West Africa (unabridged edition) (1897)

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness (1899)

The 20th Century

James Elroy Flecker

The Last Generation (1908)

Jack London

The Iron Heel (1908)

South Sea Tales (1911)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)

Herland (1915)

With Her in Ourland (1916)

Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett)

Friend Island (1918)

The Citadel of Fear (1918–19)

The Heads of Cerberus (1919)

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Pellucidar Series (1914–1942)

Sir Galahad (Bertha Eckstein-Diener)

Mütter und Amazonen (1932) Deutsch/German

Robert E. Howard

Conan (1932–36)

Solomon Kane (1928–32)

Kull, Bran Mak Morn and Turlogh Dubh O’Brien (1929–32)

Dark Agnes / Red Sonya (193? / 1934)

Almuric (1934)

A Gibbet Against the Sky (Poems)

A Gibbet Against the Sky Audio recordings

The 21st Century

Jim Bowering

The Green Comet Trilogy (2012–2017)

R. C. Smith

The Journey (2012) (For adult readers)

Herons and Heroines (2008–2017) (For adult readers)

Mara Samsara

Zäh und Dunkel (2020) Deutsch/German

Dark and Viscous (English translation)

Not in the Library

Books that will not be in the public domain, and therefore not in the Dunyazad Library, for a long time to come …

Not in the Library

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How to Download Files from the Authors’ Pages

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If you left-click the link, the file may open in a new window or tab, and you can save it to a local drive from there.

What’s new?

2021-06-17: Niels Klim’s Journey Under the Ground, by Ludvig Holberg

2021-05-03: The Mummy!, by Jane Webb

2021-01-01: The Pellucidar Series (7 books), by Edgar Rice Burroughs

2020-12-01: Poseidon’s Paradise, by Elizabeth G. Birkmaier

2020-08-12: Dark and Viscous (translation of Zäh und Dunkel), story by Mara Samsara

2020-04-09: Zäh und Dunkel (in German), story by Mara Samsara

For a full list of recent updates see below

What’s next?

How I Found Livingstone, by Henry M. Stanley. Progress has been slow, as I’ve been busy with other projects, but I promise that the book will be added to the Library before the end of the year.

Your book

If you have written a book that you think might fit into the Library, and which you would like to see published here for free, please contact me. You can find my mail address on the About page. I’ll be glad to hear from you and see what you have written!

Full list of recent updates

2021-10-18: update of the book “Herons and Heroines” by R. C. Smith to version 1.2

2021-10-05: quarterly download statistics for the 16 most frequently downloaded books updated – see “Download numbers” on the “… Other Stuff” page

2021-06-17: new book, “Niels Klim’s Journey Under the Ground” by Ludvig Holberg

2021-05-20: minor update and new book cover for “Herons and Heroines” by R. C. Smith

2021-05-03: new book, “The Mummy!” by Jane Webb

2021-03-11: new site map page, see “… Other Stuff – Site Map”

2021-03-08: Hypatia command line calculator bugfix update, see “… Other Stuff – Software”

2021-02-18: A short synopsis of Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” – in PDF format on the “… Other Stuff” page

2021-01-21: It has taken me more than a year, but I’ve finally re-recorded all the 55 Howard poems I had recorded, using a new microphone.

2021-01-01: new book, “The Pellucidar Series” (7 books in one volume) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

2020-12-01: new book, “Poseidon’s Paradise” by Elizabeth G. Birkmaier

2020-08-12: update of the book “Zäh und Dunkel” (in German) by Mara Samsara to version 1.2

2000-07-18: minor update of “The Last Man” to version 1.01

2020-07-17: new “Not in the Library” book recommendation page, see “… Other Stuff”

2020-07-14: update of the book “Zäh und Dunkel” (in German) by Mara Samsara to version 1.1

2020-04-09: new book, story “Zäh und Dunkel” (in German) by Mara Samsara

2020-04-07: fixed an error in the “character set” note in all plain text files

2020-03-27: minor updates of “King Solomon’s Mines” (to 1.02), “She” (to 1.03), and “The Heads of Cerberus” (to 1.01)

2020-03-02: new book, novella “The Lifted Veil” by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

2020-02-27: updated the “Voice Recording for Beginners” guide

2020-01-16: DTHTML tool updated to version 1.2 (see “The Dunyazad Plain Text Format” on the “… Other Stuff” page)

2020-01-11: update of “The Journey” by R.C. Smith to version 1.2

2020-01-09: new book, short story “Friend Island” by Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett)

2019-12-21: minor update of “Herons and Heroines” by R.C. Smith to version 1.02

2019-12-16: new book, “The Citadel of Fear” by Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett)

2019-12-07: removed link to “Free Classic Movies” on the “Other Stuff” page, because that site has been discontinued

2019-12-06: minor update of the book “Mütter und Amazonen” by Sir Galahad (Bertha Eckstein-Diener) to version 1.01

2019-11-29: minor update of R.E. Howard’s poems “A Gibbet Against the Sky” (all file formats) to version 1.07

2019-11-26: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “Shadows on the Road”

2019-11-21: the Howard poetry index page has a new address:
dunyazad-library.net/audio/howard/

2019-11-11: new book, “The Heads of Cerberus” by Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett)

2019-11-06: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “The Ride of Falume”

2019-10-29: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “Memories”

2019-10-23: new recordings of R.E. Howard poems, “Egypt,” “A Challenge to Bast,” and “A Song of the Legions”

2019-10-21: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “Nights to Both of Us Known”

2019-10-13: new book, “Mütter und Amazonen” (in German) by Sir Galahad (Bertha Eckstein-Diener)

2019-10-09: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “Twilight on Stonehenge”

2019-10-07: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “The Ghost Kings”

2019-10-02: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “The Tempter”

2019-10-02: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “The Myth”

2019-09-05: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “The Rhyme of the Three Slavers”

2019-08-28: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “Futility”

2019-07-12: new book, “The Mabinogion” in the translation by Lady Charlotte Guest

2019-07-05: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “A Song Out of Midian”

2019-07-03: minor update of R.E. Howard’s poems “A Gibbet Against the Sky” (all file formats) to version 1.06

2019-06-11: minor update of “Solomon Kane” plain text, epub and mobi files, to version 1.01b (added missing scene break symbols)

2019-06-07: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “The Witch”

2019-06-06: moved R.E. Howard recordings to new directory /audio/howard/

2019-06-04: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “Easter Island”

2019-06-04: updated the “Voice Recording for Beginners” guide

2019-05-29: updated the “About the Library” and “Support the Library” pages

2019-05-25: abandoned the “Library Card” concept, all files can now be downloaded directly, without entering password

2019-05-21: updated the “RC Smith” author’s page

2019-05-09: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “One Who Comes at Eventide”

2019-04-10: updated the “dthtml” tool (convert plain text to HTML) to version 1.11

2019-04-09: new book, “The Last Man” by Mary Shelley

Note: on Dec 12, 2018 I have uploaded new versions of all ePub and Mobi files of books with footnotes. Please download these files again if you’ve downloaded them before that date.