I still maintain my Palm Tungsten E and one of my favorite activities is reading books by backlight (so as not to wake up my wife) in bed at night. In the last few months I’ve been reading classics like Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and George Orwell’s 1984.
Today a friend emailed me about his concerns about the “Fairness Doctrine” affecting American radio and I was about to recommend that he download 1984 and was about to provide the link that I had once used to get the Plucker version that would work in my Tungsten’s reader… but not only wasn’t 1984 there, NONE of Orwell’s titles were available. See screencap below:
As of 28 January 2009, Australia’s Project Gutenberg still had George Orwell files: http://gutenberg.net.au/plusfifty-n-z.html#orwell
I have copied the files and the links will be here as long as I’m allowed.
- Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)
- Burmese Days (1934)
- A Clergyman’s Daughter (1935)
- Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936)
- Shooting an Elephant (1936)
- The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)
- Homage to Catalonia (1938)
- Coming up for Air (1939)
- Animal Farm (1945)
- Politics and the English Language (1946)
- Nineteen eighty-four (1949)
- Fifty Orwell Essays
I hope that I will be able to update this post with news that Project Gutenberg‘s new omission was a technical glitch and not throwing Orwell down the memory hole [linked to Wikipedia].
More Fairness Doctrine sources: