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15 April 2014 at 4:58am | IP Logged 
I was was pulling together a list of free and legal resources for my personal use as I get ready for the Super
Challenge. My focus is on French, but quickly realized many of these sites also include other languages.
Then, I located a number or older threads on HTAL that are a treasure trove of information! I had not
previously stumbled on these threads, and thought they may benefit others. If others want to add sites for
their languages to this thread, I will happily edit/update as appropriate.

Volte's. List of Free

(Created by Volte in 2010) Incredible and Exhaustive list of etexts for most languages. A lot of work was put
into this, and in my opinion, should be a sticky!

Free and Legal Bi-lingual Books
Farkas Translations
Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese,
Russian, Spanish, Swedish
From their website: In this section of the website, out-of-copyright literary works are made available in
multiple languages. The books are aligned to create parallel texts: each sentence or paragraph is alongside
the same sentence or paragraph in the other language(s).

Linda's Page
German, French, Italian, Japeneese, Spanish, Russian and Polish
From the webpage: These are bilingual texts with original texts and their translations aligned side-by-side.
Most of the files are of classic novels no longer copyrighted. In the United States, copyright expires after life
of the author plus 70 years. See Copyright Term Extension Act for more details. Most files are in Microsoft
Word format, but a few are in Excel and PDF formats. ** Please be gentle with the bandwidth and download
only what you need.

Julián Rodríguez Parallel Texts/sources provided by pingvin10
Site includes over 200 parallel texts and mp3 files

Free Audiobooks:
Volte's Audiobook List
from 2007

Created by Volte in 2007. Extensive list of languages.
French language
Livres audio gratuits à écouter et télécharger. La référence du livre audio gratuit francophone : plus de 4000
livres audio à écouter et télécharger gratuitement au format MP3.

Extensive list of languages available
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then release the audio files back onto
the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain.

Free Books:
Long List of languages

Millions of documents in free access and download : Books, Manuscripts, Maps and plans, prints,
photographs, posters, magazines, and Periodicals
Exhaustive List of Language
There are more than 29,000 free eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders.

Edited by Mohave on 19 April 2014 at 9:18pm

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15 April 2014 at 8:59am | IP Logged 
Great work!
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19 April 2014 at 4:18am | IP Logged 
What an incredibly good list. Gallica is like finding an treasure trove of interesting French material. I suspect I'll be using it a lot in the comping years. Thank you so much.
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19 April 2014 at 8:09pm | IP Logged 
We should add this site by Julián Rodríguez to parallel texts/sources.

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