ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle

ABU maintains hyperlinked, searchable files of public-domain texts in the French language. Of the almost 300 texts from over 100 authors available as of May 2012, almost all are literary works; the exceptions are usually either political or philosophical (for example, the Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen, some Marx and Engels, some Leibniz), although there are also titles in history of science and other fields as well. (Updates vary)

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List of texts: http://abu.cnam.fr/BIB/index.html


CNAM: Conservatoire National des Arts et M'tiers, Centre d'Etude et de Recherche en Informatique, FOR the Association des Bibliophiles Universels



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