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Complete List of New Public Domain Books Entering in 2021



Every year, several works of art are entering the public domain like music, books, artworks, and films. Public Domain eliminates the authority of the Copyright Law since the copyrights of these works will be expired. Works entering the public domain are available for use by anyone, including but not limited to adapting, copying, downloading, remixing, performing, translating, and more.

We have crafted a list of new classic book collections that enters the public domain starting January 1, 2021.

Full Collection of Books Entering the Public Domain in 2021


Check out the list below to know what books will be part of the public domain comes 2021.

NOTE: We have added an Amazon link to each book just in case you might want to buy a Kindle version or a printed copy. When you purchase using our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Buy from Amazon)
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (Buy from Amazon)
  • The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham (Buy from Amazon)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (Buy from Amazon)
  • 1984 by George Orwell (Buy from Amazon)
  • In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway (Buy from Amazon)
  • Eben Holden by Irving Bacheller (Buy from Amazon)
  • The Trial (Der Prozess) by Franz Kafka (Buy from Amazon)
  • Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (Buy from Amazon)
  • The New Negro by Alain Locke (Buy from Amazon)
  • Doctor Dolittle’s Zoo by Hugh Lofting (Buy from Amazon)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (Buy from Amazon)
  • The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie (Buy from Amazon)
  • Wild Geese by Martha Ostenso (Buy from Amazon)
  • The Wind by Dorothy Scarborough (Buy from Amazon)
  • No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford (Buy from Amazon)
  • The Professor’s House by Willa Cather (Buy from Amazon)
  • A Daughter of the Samurai by Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto (Buy from Amazon)
  • Porgy by DuBose Heyward (Buy from Amazon)
  • A Year of Prophesying by H. G. Wells (Buy from Amazon)
  • Christina Alberta’s Father by H. G. Wells (Buy from Amazon)
  • An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (Buy from Amazon)
  • The Thundering Herd by Zane Grey (Buy from Amazon)
  • Those Barren Leaves by Aldous Huxley (Buy from Amazon)
  • Coral by Compton Mackenzie (Buy from Amazon)
  • The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton (Buy from Amazon)
  • The Writing of Fiction by Edith Wharton (Buy from Amazon)
  • Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos (Buy from Amazon)
  • Poor Dear Esme by A. M. Burrage (Buy from Amazon)
  • On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs by Dorothy Scarborough (Buy from Amazon)
  • The Sailor’s Return by David Garnett (Buy from Amazon)
  • Sea Horses by Francis Brett Young (Buy from Amazon)
  • Dark Laughter by Sherwood Anderson (Buy from Amazon)

All these books will now have a free version on your digital libraries and retailers like Amazon. You can now enjoy reading them without having to pay on your Kindle and Nook devices.

Which new classic books are you excited to read from the collection? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.



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