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Free Books for Mother’s Day

Looking for a literary Mother’s Day gift?

Fill your mom’s iPad, Kindle, Nook or other eReader with classic eBooks about mothers. Below, we’ve linked to a collection of the most popular fiction about mothers in Project Gutenberg.

These are not all sentimental or happy stories, but they will give your mom some classic literature to enjoy all year round.

Classic Fiction about Mothers and Daughters

North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

The Awkward Age by Henry James

The Well-Beloved: A Sketch of a Temperament by Thomas Hardy


Classic Fiction about Mothers and Sons

The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

Ruth by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope


Classic Dramas About Mothers

Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Riders to the Sea by J. M. Synge

You can also explore more of our free eBook lists: our 50 Free eBooks To Be Thankful For list, our Free Books for Halloween collection, our Free Edgar Allan Poe books collection, our Downton Abbey poetry reading list, our Free Books That Inspired David Foster Wallace list and our Free Books Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Everybody Should Read collection.

(Image via Orley Farm)

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