Welcome to RaptorBook
What we are all about here...
The RaptorBook Engine is an open source project dedicated to bringing public domain etexts and ebooks into the mainstream. This site was originally launched as a proof of concept for the engine behind it. Currently, the site is a test bed for engine development. We plan to release the full source code for the engine in the summer (2003) when we complete the second version. More about the project.

System Updates

Experimental DocBook output
   We are starting to work on the DocBook output module. It is publically available, but should not be considered reliable or accurate.
Apr. 25, 2003 19:17 GMT

Site layout changes
   As you can see, we have been working on the site layout. We moved to a brand new server this week, and decided to change the site layout based on some browser issues which has been reported to us. The previous layout did not work well in Konqueror, and had a few minor bugs in Netscape. Hopefully, we have fixed these.
Jan. 26, 2003 1:29 GMT

New format added
   We have just enabled the Rich Text Format (RTF) output module. There may be a few bugs when viewing the RTF output in various viewers, since they do not all use the same version of the RTF specification. We will be working out these minor bugs over the next couple days.
Dec. 30, 2002 8:40 GMT

Added search page
   We have added a title search page which is accessible from the main browse page.
Nov. 23, 2002 20:08 GMT

   We have created a project profile on SourceForge for RaptorBook. When SF's site is available again - they are currently down for maintenance - we will post more information.
Nov. 22, 2002 1:03 GMT

Recent Additions

Adventure of the Dying Detective, The by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Added: Jun. 23, 2003 23:23 GMT

Study of a Woman by Honore de Balzac
Added: Jun. 23, 2003 19:01 GMT

Emile Zola by William Dean Howells
Added: Jun. 23, 2003 19:00 GMT

100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
Added: Jun. 18, 2003 12:48 GMT

Lady, or the Tiger?, The by Frank R. Stockton
Added: Jun. 05, 2003 12:39 GMT

Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane by Marthy Cannary Burk
Added: Jun. 05, 2003 12:39 GMT

Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
Added: Jun. 05, 2003 11:26 GMT

Lion and the Unicorn, The by Richard Harding Davis
Added: Jun. 05, 2003 11:26 GMT

Life in the Iron-Mills by Rebecca Harding Davis
Added: Jun. 05, 2003 11:26 GMT

Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Added: Jun. 05, 2003 11:26 GMT

Library contains 486 books.