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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 54 volumes (2 of them in German), with a total of 18963 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

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)

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter (1850)

Richard Jefferies

After London (1885)

Henry Rider Haggard

King Solomon’s Mines (1885)

She (1886)

Bertha von Suttner

Die Waffen nieder! (Deutsch/German) (1889)

Lay Down Your Arms! (English translation)

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)

The Heads of Cerberus (1919)

Sir Galahad (Bertha Eckstein-Diener)

Mütter und Amazonen (Deutsch/German) (1932)

Robert E. Howard


Solomon Kane

Kull, Bran Mak Morn and Turlogh Dubh O’Brien

Dark Agnes / Red Sonya


A Gibbet Against the Sky (Poems)

A Gibbet Against the Sky Audio recordings

The 21st Century

Jim Bowering

The Green Comet Trilogy

R. C. Smith

The Journey (For adult readers)

Herons and Heroines (For adult readers)


How to Download Files from the Authors’ Pages

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What’s new?

2019-11-11: The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett)

2019-10-13: Mütter und Amazonen (in German) by Sir Galahad (Bertha Eckstein-Diener)

2019-07-12: The Mabinogion, translated by Lady Charlotte Guest

2019-05-25: The end of the Library Card – you do not need a free Library Card anymore to download any of the files!

2019-04-10: The Last Man, by Mary Shelley

2018-12-18: Letters …, by Mary Wollstonecraft

2018-12-18: Improved formatting of footnotes in all ePub and Mobi files. Fixed a major formatting issue in Herodotus ePub and Mobi files

2018-10-03: The Last Generation, by James Elroy Flecker

2018-09-12: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, by William Blake

Howard’s poems in the Library’s Audio section last updated November 6, 2019

For a full list of recent updates see below

What’s next?

Another book by Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett), The Citadel of Fear, in December or January

Work on the audio recordings of Howard’s poems continues – 122 of the 129 poems in the Dunyazad collection have already been read!

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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

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

2019-03-21: new recording of an R.E. Howard poem, “Shadows”

2019-03-11: opened Guestbook