New Books Enter the Public Domain and Serial Reader for 2022

· 12/30/2021 · Michael Schmitt

Happy 2022! As has become tradition, today marks another treasure trove of books entering the US public domain. This year, works published in 1926 are now freely available including works from Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle and William Faulkner.

Many are now available to read in Serial Reader with more to come in the weeks ahead! A list of highlights is below and you can find the full list of new books in Serial Reader in the "New to the Public Domain" collection.

The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway
23 issues
A tale of the moral bankruptcy and disillusionment of the lost generation, of the Paris nightlife and bullfighting rings of the 1920s as seen through Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. • More info ›
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie
25 issues
Famed detective Hercule Poirot confronts a baffling case of death and blackmail with one of Christie's most startling and controversial conclusions. • More info ›
Religion and the Rise of Capitalism
R.H. Tawney
30 issues
An investigation into religion's impact on social and economic development since the Middle Ages and whether Christian morality has been made subordinate "to the pursuit of material wealth." • More info ›
Soldiers' Pay
William Faulkner
30 issues
A soldier horribly injured in the First World War - nearly silent and blind - returns home to a family who thought him dead and a fiancé tired of waiting. • More info ›
The Torrents of Spring
Ernest Hemingway
8 issues
A parody of the world of writers, satirizing tendencies from D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Sherwood Anderson and others that Hemingway refused to follow. • More info ›
My Mortal Enemy
Willa Cather
6 issues
Youthful romance meet the constraints of everyday life and the poison of regret in this story of Myra and Oswald Henshawe's marriage. • More info ›
Early Autumn
Louis Bromfield
34 issues
Winner of a 1927 Pulitzer Prize. Twenty years after fleeing Durham and a failed marriage, Sabine Callendar returns not defeated as expected but strong, insightful, and ready to upend society's stifling rules. • More info ›
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
T.E. Lawrence
85 issues
A dramatic memoir from "Lawrence of Arabia" including the Arab Revolt during the First World War. • More info ›
Lolly Willowes
Sylvia Townsend Warner
16 issues
Stifled by her family and the duties expected of a woman, Lolly Willowes shockingly moves alone to the countryside where a life of witchcraft awaits. • More info ›
The Land of Mist
Arthur Conan Doyle
22 issues
Professor Challenger and his comrades from the adventures of The Lost World explore the mysterious world of ghosts and spiritualism. • More info ›
Payment Deferred
C.S. Forester
19 issues
Crushed by debt and his wife's expensive expectations, a bank clerk commits the perfect crime. But can he live with what he has done? • More info ›
Mistress Nell Gwyn
Marjorie Bowen
16 issues
From orange seller to the stage to mistress of King Charles II, Bowen charts the rise of folk hero Nell Gwyn in this historical novel. • More info ›
These Old Shades
Georgette Heyer
33 issues
Dark pasts, intrigue, and secret identities swirl in this Georgian romance in which the notorious Duke of Avon happens upon the means of revenge in the form of a young runaway. • More info ›
Clouds of Witness
Dorothy L. Sayers
28 issues
A shocking murder at Riddlesdale Lodge with the victim's own brother as the prime suspect leads to more twists, surprises, and deadly threats for Lord Wimsey. • More info ›
No. 17
Joseph Jefferson Farjeon
16 issues
Down-on-his-luck sailor Ben stumbles across a dead body and is quickly thrown into a thrilling mystery. • More info ›
Unravelled Knots
Emma Orczy
34 issues
Thirteen short stories featuring armchair detective the Old Main in the Corner who delights in unraveling mysteries and crimes. • More info ›
The Plumed Serpent
D.H. Lawrence
52 issues
Irish tourist Kate Leslie travels through post-revolutionary Mexico, encountering a general and fascistic religious movement that seeks to remake the country. • More info ›
Ralph 124C 41+
Hugo Gernsback
16 issues
A visionary novel of the twenty-seventh century predicting technologies such as television, video conferencing, radar, and solar energy while pioneering many science fiction tropes. • More info ›
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