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Ebooks in French: Electronic Books Online: Public Domain Texts

Ebooks in French: Electronic Books Online: Public Domain Texts
Ebooks were one of the first flowerings of the WWW, and made good on its potential to be a universal library. With so many public domain texts in existence, there is no reason why anyone, anywhere, cannot have access to the entire heritage of world literature and learning in all languages. We are here presenting electronic books and texts in various formats that are either in the public domain or have been freely offered for use.

French Ebooks | Ebook Index

French Ebooks: Electronic Books and Literature Online

Google Books: French Literature in the Public Domain
A listing of public domain French language literature, browsable online or downloadable in image PDF format, from the Google Book initiative.
Honore de Balzac | Charles Baudelaire | Beaumarchais | Henri Bergson | Casanova | Colette | Rene Descartes | Alexandre Dumas | Gustave Flaubert | Anatole France | Andre Gide | Victor Hugo | Stephane Mallarme | Guy de Maupassant | Moliere | Michel de Montaigne | Gerard de Nerval | Blaise Pascal | Marcel Proust | Rabelais | Jean Racine | Arthur Rimbaud | Romain Rolland | Jean-Jacques Rousseau | George Sand | Madame de Staël | Stendhal | Paul Verlaine | Jules Verne | Voltaire | Emile Zola

Project Gutenberg: Browse By Language: French
Project Gutenberg was the original ebook project and catalog on the web, starting well before the advent of the WWW, and paralleling the Free Software Foundation in its goals and values. It is still the largest collection of ebooks, all available in plain text and HTML, as well Plucker formats for handhelds, and in audiobook formats as well (MP3, Ogg, etc.) in a variety of languages.

The ARTFL Project
The Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) is a cooperative enterprise of the Laboratoire ATILF (Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Division of the Humanities, the Division of the Social Sciences, and Electronic Text Services (ETS) of the University of Chicago.
ARTFL Main Database: ARTFL - FRANTEXT Database
Over 2600 texts ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing from the 12th to the 20th century.
ARTFL: French Women Writers
Over 100 works by French women authors from the 16th to the 19th century.
ARTFL: Provencal Poetry
38 collections of texts from the 12th and 13th centuries.
ARTFL: Textes de Francais Ancien
Textes de Français Ancien (TFA), 65 works from the 12th through 15th century.
ARTFL Encyclopedie
The ARTFL Encyclopedie, a complete on-line version of the first edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopedie, with Panckoucke's 4-volume Supplément à l'Encyclopédie
Comprehensive listing of French authors, with links to their works onine.
La Bibliotheque Electronique de Lisieux
A site devoted to French literature and Francophone public domain works.
ClicNet: Litterature francophone virtuelle
Link repository to a wide number of different kinds of French literature, courtesy Swarthmore College.
Digital Librarian: French Literature
Links to French Literature, maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York.
A Bibliotheque Nationale repository of French writing with over 750,000 full documents online, including printed matter (books, periodicals and press) with image and text, manuscripts, sound recordings, documents, images, maps and plans. It is intended to be a gateway to French digital texts..
Poesie Francaise
A repository of French poetry, with over 6000 poems
Old French On The Web
The history and literature of Old French and the early Romance languages, with links to related sites, and online versions of early French literature.
Old French Literature
This page provides access to Old French texts and information about the literature, all of which is classified according to century. Some of the documents are in English, some in Old French and others in Modern French translation.
Sites on French Literature
Sites on French Literature, compiled by C. Perry at the University of Notre Dame
University of Virginia: French Language Resources
On-Line French Texts from the University of Virginia Library. Also links to other French sites.
WESSWeb: French Literature, Linguistics & Culture
Western European Studies Section entry for French Literature, Linguistics, and Culture.