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Project Gutenberg has been around for a long time, with the goal of collecting and freely distributing public domain books. Nowadays, it is a lot easier, as they can distribute them as eBooks. Right now there are about 42,000 public domain books available for free.
The best thing, I think, about Project Gutenberg is that they are committed to making these books readable on any device. They always try to get the books in as many formats as possible such as PDF, EPUB, Mobi, HTML and, yes, even Plucker. Of course, getting the books out in plain text is first priority.
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- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1507)
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