Books from 1928 entering public domain Jan. 1 2024

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alanmapstone wrote: December 4th, 2023, 7:24 am For those of us in Death+70 countries the works of writers who died in 1953 become available (other LV rules permitting). Can't think of any off hand (except Dylan Thomas and Eugene O'Neil) but I will investigate.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_in_literature#Deaths

The biggest names I recognize on the list are Hilaire Belloc and Eugene O'Neill (playwright).
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zachh wrote: December 3rd, 2023, 7:07 pm Thank you, that's great to know. I don't know why I thought I wasn't supposed to yet. I'm excited to read Money For Nothing by P. G. Wodehouse. It's one of my favorite books of his, and I bought a battered but serviceable 1928 copy so I can start working on it as soon as 2024 comes and I get my current solo finished.
I have a scan of this cleared with PG already. I will be posting the scans to archive.org on Jan 1st and starting the project on pgdp at the same time.

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gweeks wrote: December 4th, 2023, 5:44 pm
zachh wrote: December 3rd, 2023, 7:07 pm Thank you, that's great to know. I don't know why I thought I wasn't supposed to yet. I'm excited to read Money For Nothing by P. G. Wodehouse. It's one of my favorite books of his, and I bought a battered but serviceable 1928 copy so I can start working on it as soon as 2024 comes and I get my current solo finished.
I have a scan of this cleared with PG already. I will be posting the scans to archive.org on Jan 1st and starting the project on pgdp at the same time.

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Oh, that's brilliant, Greg! Thank you! I figured it would start appearing in different venues; how great to know someone who is making that happen! WONDERFUL!
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I have PG cleared scans that I will post to archive org on January 1st for:

Bambi
Hunting for Hidden Gold
Money for Nothing
Tarzan Lord of the Jungle
The Giant Horse of Oz
The _House at Pooh Corner
The Missing Chums
The Shore Road Mystery
Tom Swift and His Talking Pictures

These will also get either projects at PGDP or post directly to PG.

I have project that will be started on PG with no archive.org scans for:

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
The Mystery of the Blue Train (cannot be worked at LibriVox)

The Trumpeter of Krakow will be posted to PG from fadedpage shortly in January. It won't be on the 1st though.

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gweeks wrote: December 5th, 2023, 4:30 am The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
To go with this one the first Wimsey short story collection, Lord Peter Views the Body, will also be PD in January. Hathitrust has a scan of the 1928 edition, which will probably be made available then.
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I found the reference to not discussing books that are not PD yet that I was remembering. It was an exchange around posts 4 and 5 or so of the sticky thread "Text Policy-Historic and Going Into The New Year" or words to that effect, at the top of this forum. I guess the thinking has changed since then, so I wonder if it would be good to update the sticky in some way?
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I suppose it depends on your definition of discussion - I don't consider notification to be the same as discussion about who is going to read what in a discussion on book suggestions but it's probably pedantic or a weird Aussie custom. :D
We just feel that long discussions make the forum unusable - and also confuses newcomers, who may not read the whole discussion and so not realise that they can't start a project today.

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The Well of Loneliness by Radclyfe Hall was published in 1928 and could be of interest to.people who want more LGBT books in the catalogue. This novel was ground breaking in its day and was prosecuted for obscenity.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Well_of_Loneliness

https://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0609021h.html
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Project Gutenberg of Australia eBooks are created from printed editions
which are in the public domain in Australia, unless a copyright notice
is included. We do NOT keep any eBooks in compliance with a particular
paper edition.
Death date 1943 makes it PD in Australia for some time regadless of edition/s used Anne
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alanmapstone wrote: December 23rd, 2023, 10:23 pm The Well of Loneliness by Radclyfe Hall was published in 1928 and could be of interest to.people who want more LGBT books in the catalogue. This novel was ground breaking in its day and was prosecuted for obscenity.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Well_of_Loneliness

https://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0609021h.html
Here's the 1928 edition of the book that should be open for use at the beginning of the year:
https://archive.org/details/wellofloneliness00hall/page/n3/mode/2up
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alanmapstone wrote: December 4th, 2023, 7:11 am Orlando by Virginia Woolf and Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H.Lawrence should both be available and worth recording.
I got excited when I saw Everybody's Libraries (John Mark Ockerbloom) post about Orlando entering public domain next year. I'd be interested in recording a version. I expect I'm not the only one salivating over it, though!
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gweeks wrote: December 4th, 2023, 5:44 pm
zachh wrote: December 3rd, 2023, 7:07 pm Thank you, that's great to know. I don't know why I thought I wasn't supposed to yet. I'm excited to read Money For Nothing by P. G. Wodehouse. It's one of my favorite books of his, and I bought a battered but serviceable 1928 copy so I can start working on it as soon as 2024 comes and I get my current solo finished.
I have a scan of this cleared with PG already. I will be posting the scans to archive.org on Jan 1st and starting the project on pgdp at the same time.
https://archive.org/details/money-for-nothing_202401

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Bambi : A life in the woods by John Galaworthy and Felix Salten
https://gutenberg.org/ebooks/72577

Tom Swift and his talking pictures : The greatest invention on record by Victor Appleton
https://gutenberg.org/ebooks/72578

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Internet Archive will, I am sure, toggle Orlando's status eventually, but meanwhile the 1928 edition text can be found at Faded Pages:

https://www.fadedpage.com/showbook.php?pid=20141209

Does anyone know any reason I shouldn't get started with that text? Would it be preferable for me to do the hourly borrow thing on that edition at Internet Archive? (Knowing that the text of this edition is PD in the U.S. as of today seems to answer most objections I've seen to either strategy.)
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