The James Allen Free Library


Welcome to the James Allen Free Library

Our mission:

The James Allen Free Library aspires to make all the works of inspirational writer James Allen (1864-1912) available online, to anyone, for free, in both English and Dutch.

First of all, we thank everyone who helped us find copies of James Allenís writings.

James Allen daily shows todayís entries from James Allenís book of meditations for every day in the year and Morning and evening thoughts.

Works currently on offer

Books in English:

Books in Dutch:

Other publications (all as PDFs):

Publications about James Allen (all as PDFs):

Audio books

Help us grow

Thanks to generous help, we now have, we believe at least, all books by James Allen in English available here.

This doesnít mean however that the library is now complete. Weíre still looking for people that can help us trace and are willing to lend us copies of James Allenís magazines The Light of Reason and The Epoch, texts by Allen in other publications, in any form, be it on paper, or in some digital format. We would also like to collect articles about James Allen published during his lifetime and shortly thereafter and James Allen texts translated into Dutch. For translations that arenít in the public domain, we need permission from the translator(s) to publish them here. Contact us if you can help.

Web site hosting for the James Allen Free Library is kindly provided by in1woord.

Some notes on copyright

As James Allen died more than 70 years ago, all his writings are now in the public domain. You are free to copy or distribute any of the original English texts by James Allen on this site. Other sites offering Allen's texts claim copyright over it by slightly altering the texts. I find that rather sad. Especially as these sites contain ads and ask for donations (and most likely copied the texts from this site in the first place). All texts are here free for the taking. If you want to express your thanks in any way, just drop us a line and donate some money to your favourite charity instead.

For the translations on this site, the situation is different. In some cases the translator has been dead for more than 70 years. In all other cases the copyright for the translations is owned by their respective translators. These translations may not be copied or distributed without permission from the translator. Translators have either given explicit permission for the publishing of their translation(s) on this site, or the publishers of this site have unsuccesfully tried everything within their power to track down the translator. If you are a translator of one or more of the translations published on this site and you object to publication here, please contact us and we will immediately remove your translation(s).