Persephone Readathon: Persephone eBooks (including free downloads)

Psst! Did you know that many Persephone Books are also available for purchase in eBook format? If you’re in need of a Persephone in time for the #PersephoneReadathon, you’re in luck! Better yet, did you know that you can download some of them for FREE?!!

That’s right: free. Since several of Persephone’s titles are in the Public Domain, you can download them at no cost from the links below. Happy reading!

Persephone Books in the Public Domain:

  • The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett* (Available for free here)
  • The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Available for free here)
  • Amours de Voyage by Arthur Hugh Clough (Available for free here)
  • Consequences by E. M. Delafield (Available for free here)
  • The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield (Available for free here)
  • Fidelity: A Novel by Susan Glaspell (Available for free here)
  • William- an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton (Available for free here)
  • Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy (Available for free here)
  • No Surrender by Constance Maud (Available for free here)
  • Flush by Virginia Woolf (Available for free here)

New Additions as of May 2019:

  • The Mystery of Mrs. Blencarrow and Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond by Mrs. Oliphant, published together in one volume by Persephone as The Mystery of Mrs. Blencarrow (Available for free here and here)
  • Some of the short stories in The Montana Stories by Katherine Mansfield are available here and here)
  • It appears A Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf may be available for free from Amazon in the UK?

*Under the title Emily Fox-Seton

Persephone eBooks Available for Purchase*:

  • Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton (amazon)
  • Mariana by Monica Dickens (amazon, iTunes)
  • Manja by Anna Gmeyner (amazon, iTunes)
  • Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon (iTunes)
  • The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (amazon, iTunes)
  • Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski (amazon, iTunes)
  • The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski (amazon, iTunes)
  • Dimanche and Other Stories by Irène Némirovsky (amazon, iTunes)
  • Good Evening, Mrs. Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes by Mollie Panter-Downes (amazon, iTunes)
  • Greengates by R.C. Sherriff (amazon)
  • The Fortnight in September by R. C. Sherriff (amazon, iTunes)
  • The Far Cry by Emma Smith (amazon, iTunes)
  • Wilfred and Eileen by Jonathan Smith (amazon)
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson (iTunes)
  • Saplings by Noel Streatfeild (amazon, iTunes)
  • Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd (amazon, iTunes)
  • The Persephone Book of Short Stories by Various Authors (amazon, iTunes)
  • The Exiles Return by Elisabeth de Waal (amazon)
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson (amazon, iTunes)
  • Because of the Lockwoods by Dorothy Whipple (amazon)
  • Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple (amazon)
  • The Priory by Dorothy Whipple (amazon, iTunes)
  • Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple (amazon, iTunes)
  • They Knew Mr. Knight by Dorothy Whipple (amazon)
  • They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple (amazon, iTunes)


Persephone eBooks From Other Publishers Available for Purchase: (Updated May 2019, not a complete list)

  • Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson
  • Earth and High Heaven by Gwethalyn Graham
  • The Hopkins Manuscript by R. C. Sherriff
  • A Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf
  • The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby


*I only searched for Persephone eBooks on Amazon and iTunes, but many of these may also be available from other places

16 thoughts on “Persephone Readathon: Persephone eBooks (including free downloads)

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  1. I have a copy of The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby which I’ll try to read for the readathon, but thanks for posting the public domain links. I haven’t read most of those, so I’ll have to investigate.

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  2. Uh, yes please! I love that you can download some free ones! My library has a few books available through interlibrary loans but they take forever to get here. I think I have William: An Englishman on hold right now. I just love this collection and look forward to diving in!

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