The projekt Gutenberg - DE
contains texts in the German
or in translation
) of more than 350 "classical " author
s assembled in more than 200,000 book pages in over 40,000 files. The file grows each month by approximately 5,000 pages.
The project was begun 1994 as a leisure
time activity, when there were only a few German-language texts on the Internet
. Up to the present time more than 5,000 workhours
have been applied to the project. In June 1997 the number of accessed documentsthe went over 1/2 million.
translated from the German introduction at their web site.
Access to the texts can be made through an alphabetical listing of author
s, ranging Aesop
to Émile Zola
. The well-known German authors are also represented and include Goethe
among others. Fairy tale
s and legend
s are listed in their own section.