Welcome to Linda Cantoni’s
E-Book Library


Holland House library, London, 1940

People die, but books never die. — Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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This catalog contains links to free, public domain e-books available at Project Gutenberg, which Linda has worked on as a volunteer e-book/music transcriber for Distributed Proofreaders (DP) since 2003.

Linda is also the editor of DP’s Hot off the Press blog – check it out for book reviews, DP volunteers’ stories, celebrations, puzzles, and more. A list of blog posts she has written herself is here.

Linda also recently resumed her role as the Music Coordinator for DP, facilitating music projects and transcription (i.e., turning musical notation in public domain books into audio files).


Kobbé’s The Complete Opera Book (1st ed. 1919) - with sound files

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Principles of Orchestration (1922 ed.) - with sound files

Dibdin’s Bibliomania (1876 ed.)

Dennistoun’s Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, vols. 1, 2, & 3 (1909 Hutton ed.)

Linda’s Projects in Progress at DP

(as of March 2020)

Famous Composers and Their Works (vols. 3-6) (1891, ed. John Knowles Paine)

Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (vols. 1-2) (1904-1910, ed. J. Fuller Maitland)

Handbuch des Klavierspiels, by Hugo Riemann (7th ed. 1922 - in German Fraktur)

Rudiments of Music, by Andrew Adgate (6th ed. 1799)

A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke, by Thomas Morley (1597)

Other Literary/Historical Activities

Linda is a member of the National Committee of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts, and of the Edith Wharton Society.

 She is also a member of The Wodehouse Society.

Linda is a member of two historical societies in the Berkshires of Massachusetts: The Lee Historical Society and the Berkshire County Historical Society. Read her short biography of the Rev. J.D. Pope, the Baptist minister of Lee who built her house in 1882, originally published in two parts in the Lee Historical Society newsletter in March and April, 2020.

She has participated in the Moby-Dick Marathon at Arrowhead, the house in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where Melville wrote it, every year since the marathon began in 2017.

She recently became a volunteer reader for Librivox, which provides free, public domain audiobooks. Listen to her and other volunteers reading selections from The Junior Classics, Volume 10, Part I: Poems Old and New.