Free Books by Philip Roth’s Favorite Authors

By Jason Boog Comment

The great novelist Philip Roth turned 80 years old today.

To celebrate his birthday, we’ve linked to a long list of free eBooks that inspired his long career as a novelist–follow the links below to download for your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other popular reader.

The New Yorker has more details: “Roth told Les inRocks that when he turned seventy-four he reread his favorite authors—Dostoyevsky, Conrad, Turgenev, Hemingway.”

Free Books by Philip Roth’s Favorite Authors

1. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

2. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

3. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

4. The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

5. The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

6. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

7. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

8. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

9. Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad

10. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad

11. Fathers and Children by Ivan Turgenev

12. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev

13. A Sportsman’s Sketches by Ivan Turgenev

14. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories by Ivan Turgenev

15. Knock, Knock, Knock and Other Stories by Ivan Turgenev

You can also explore more free eBooks at Project Gutenberg: our 50 Free eBooks To Be Thankful For list, our Free Books for Halloween collection, our Free Edgar Allan Poe books collection, our Downton Abbey poetry reading list, our Free Books That Inspired David Foster Wallace list and our Free Books Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Everybody Should Read collection.

(Author photo by Nancy Crampton)