Posted on January 4, 2021 at 9:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2021 brings a much-needed fresh start for the world — and a slew of new additions to the collection of public-domain books.

Literary Hub highlights some of the literary works that have left copyright, among them The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, by Anita Loos; The New Negro, by Alain Locke; and An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser.

You can see these and the many other books last copyrighted in 1925 by searching the Library of Congress’s catalog.

Another fun observation about 1925: it was, in the mind of at least one literary critic, the best year in literature.

Read the case for this claim, made by Jane Ciabattari in the BBC.

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