[Book Nerd News] Long-Lost Silent Sherlock Holmes Movie is Found

Long-Lost Silent Sherlock Holmes Movie is Found [courtesy The Hollywood Reporter]

This is terribly exciting news for fans of literature, theatre, and silent cinema.

William Gillette in Sherlock Holmes, 1916

An advert for William Gillette in Sherlock Holmes, 1916

[Forgotten Gems] Free e-books Edition: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

Cover of the Second Edition of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, 1823

Cover of the Second Edition of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, 1823

[Forgotten Gems] Free e-books Edition: Eminent Victorians and Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Princess Victoria aged Four by Stephen Poyntz Denning, 1823

Princess Victoria aged Four by Stephen Poyntz Denning, 1823.

[Forgotten Gems] Free e-books Edition: Reminiscences of Tolstoy, by His Son

There are many amazing, often obscure works of literature available as free e-books: small slices of earthly and intellectual paradise waiting to be uncovered. Finding dusty old gems can take a bit of work and patience, but this exercise is my kind of fun. I thought it would be nice to share my discoveries with you on a regular basis. First up:

Reminiscences of Tolstoy, by His Son by Graf Ilia Lvovich Tolstoi [Project Gutenberg]

Leo's son Ilia as an old man

Leo’s son Ilia as an older man.