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A list of literature (stories, poems, novels, etc.) that are in the Public Domain. In the USA, this includes any story first published before 1923. A comprehensive list is impossible to make; Project Gutenberg has over forty thousand in English alone.

Also, a work's PD status will vary between countries due to differences in copyright laws. For an example, the status of the Fu Manchu series differs radically between several significant markets:

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  • In the US, only the first three books are PD.
  • In the EU, none of the series is PD.Explanation 
  • In Canada, the entire series is PD.Explanation 

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