Tagged: copyright

Lost Books of the 20th Century

I recently discovered that many of the influential books of the early twentieth century are now in the public domain. I also discovered that many of the books since 1923 are now “lost”. I begin with the good news: The Prophet is available in various electronic formats.

The Prophet

Lost & Missing Books of the Twentieth Century

I also found these articles that explain what I had heard before – There are a greater percentage of books available from the 19th Century than from the 20th Century. This is because copyright prevents uncommercial works from being distributed and preserved.