A Note on EBooks

Some books relevant to this course are available in EPub format. There are lots of readers you can use on a variety of devices. Find one that looks good and is easy to read on your computer.

Some EBooks are well formatted and edited. Others are poorly formatted and have numerous mistakes form the digitizing process. Books from before 1923 and a few others, depending, are in the public domain and can be free. Project Gutenberg has volunteers who proofread the scanned and digitized books. They assemble versions from multiple editions that have existed, and can be substantially different from contemporary printed editions from Library of America or Modern Library Classics. Washington Irving's A History of New York is a good example.

Still, you can get a quick taste of a certain book and see if further exploration would be valuable.