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Project Gutenberg (public domain) for Immersion upload?

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After a failed attempt to upload and translate a Wikipedia page, I was wondering if I could use public domain fiction works, via Project Gutenberg, for translation practice. Does anyone know if this is acceptable as Creative Commons?

3 years ago

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Anything on Project Gutenberg will be so old it's out of copyright (which is why it's on PG in the first place), BUT it's also so old that it may not reflect modern usage of the language concerned, or be tedious and long-winded as much 19th century literature tends to be.

3 years ago

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The book (or chapter, more realistically) that I have in mind is from a novel published post WWI, entitled "The Thirty-Nine Steps" by John Buchan. It's somewhat famous for the Hitchcock movie that was based on it.

3 years ago

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That's actually a good choice. Buchan still reads very well today.

3 years ago
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