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List of Classic Books Entering the Public Domain in 2022



Are you always looking forward to accessing books for free? While we can hope for books gifted to us by friends or families, there is another way to read your favorite classic novels without the added cost. You can check out literary masterpieces that will enter the Public Domain in 2022.

Creative works enter the Public Domain when their copyright has already expired. Music, artworks, and books have copyrights from the date of their creation to avoid duplication and illegal reproduction of the original work. In the US, copyrights last for 70 years after the death of the author. By the time the copyright license expires, it enters the Public Domain and the law allows reproduction and uses in any format or media form.

If you want to know what classic books and other literary titles will be part of the Public Domain Day in 2022, you can check out the list below.

What Classic Books Will Enter the Public Domain in 2022

What New Classic Books Will Enter the Public Domain in 2022

Literary works published in 1926 are now entering the Public Domain when the clock strikes on January 1, 2022. Here are some popular novels, short stories, and poems from known authors and writers that you can watch out for as part of the Public Domain in the year 2022.

Other literary titles entering the Public Domain in 2022

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  • Agnes Mure Mackenzie – The Quiet Lady
  • Alfred Eckhard Zimmern – The Third British Empire
  • Angela Brazil – Joan’s Best Chum
  • Angela Brazil – My Own Schooldays
  • Anton Hansen Tammsaare – Tõde ja Õigus
  • Arthur Schnitzler – Dream Story
  • B. Traven – The Death Ship
  • Ben Travers – Rookery Nook
  • Bertolt Brecht – Man Equals Man
  • Carola Oman – King Heart
  • Cassiano Ricardo – Vamos caçar papagaios
  • Compton Mackenzie – Fairy Gold
  • Dion Fortune – The Secrets of Dr. Taverner
  • Dorothy Brandon – Blind Alley
  • Dorothy L. Sayers – Clouds of Witness
  • E. Phillips Oppenheim – Prodigals of Monte Carlo
  • E. Phillips Oppenheim – The Golden Beast
  • Eden Phillpotts – Blue Comet
  • Ellen Glasgow – The Romantic Comedians
  • Ford Madox Ford – A Man Could Stand Up
  • G. D. H. Cole – The Striker Stricken
  • Germán List Arzubide – El movimiento estridentista
  • George A. Moore – Ulich and Soracha
  • Grigol Robakidze – The Snake’s Skin
  • Harold Heslop – Under the Sway of Coal
  • Helen Thomas – As It Was
  • Henry Bellamann – Petenera’s Daughter
  • Henry Wade – The Verdict of You All
  • Hugh MacDiarmid – A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle
  • Hugo Gernsback – Ralph 124C 41+
  • Ion Agârbiceanu – Legea Trupului
  • Isaac Babel – Red Cavalry
  • J. B. Fagan – And So To Bed
  • James R. Crowell and Samuel C. Hildreth – The Spell of the Turf
  • John Galsworthy – Escape
  • John Henry Mackay – Der Puppenjunge
  • Joseph Jefferson Farjeon – After Dark
  • Joseph Jefferson Farjeon – Number 17
  • Langston Hughes – The Weary Blues
  • Louis Bromfield – Early Autumn
  • Marcel Arland – Monique
  • Mário de Andrade – Losango cáqui
  • Marquis de Sade – Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man
  • Mikhail Bulgakov – Days of the Turbins
  • Mikheil Javakhishvili – The White Collar
  • Patrick Hastings – Scotch Mist
  • Paul Zarifopol – A Register of Tender Ideas
  • Ramón del Valle-Inclán – Tirano Banderas: novela de tierra caliente
  • Robert McAlmon – The Portrait of a Generation
  • Roberto Arlt – Mad Toy
  • Ronald Firbank – Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli
  • Ruth Plumly Thompson – The Hungry Tiger of Oz
  • S. S. Van Dine – The Benson Murder Case
  • Seán O’Casey – The Plough and the Stars
  • Sergei Tretyakov – I Want a Baby
  • St. John Greer Ervine – Anthony and Anna
  • Sydney Horler – The House of Secrets
  • Walter F. White – Flight
  • W. B. Yeats – Autobiographies
  • Zona Gale – Preface to Life
  • Zora Neale Hurston – Color Struck

What literary works will you read first from among the list of Public Domain titles in 2022? We are curious to know! You can share your answers with us in the comment section below.



  1. Interesting article. Books are very important for self-development. As a lawyer, I would like to see a list of references on this topic. If you can, write an article about good books on legal topics that few people know about.


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