The list author says: "Today you have many alternatives to printed books. One of those is book collections on CD and DVD. For the price of a single printed book, you can get dozens or even hundreds of books on a single CD or thousands of books on a single DVD, that you can read on your computer screen. These books are in plain text form, not audio and not video. Such a collection provides a "context" in addition to the books themselves. The selection matters. Putting the right books together in ways that make them easily accessible can create a unique context that makes it possible to better understand a region of the world, an historical period, or an author. Such a collection falls midway between what we have come to think of as a book and what we think of as a library -- an organized set of books with some element in common, which brings to light relationships that might otherwise have passed unnoticed, and that suggests paths for further research and reading. Here's a list of book collection CDs related to American literature. A couple of these cover all of American literature. Others are focused on a single author. By the way, if you have a Kindle, because these books are in plain-text form you can load any or all of them to your Kindle using your USB cable, without having to convert them to a different format."
"Somehow Amazon got the image wrong. This is a DVD, not an old diskette. But this has great stuff -- virtually every significant work of American literature and history that is now in the public domain (published before 1923), and all organized for easy access."
"Twenty books by Louisa May Alcott, and one about her, including:
Little Women, Eight Cousins, Flower Fables, A Garland for Girls, Hospital Sketches, Jack and Jill, Jo's Boys, Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys, Little Women, Louisa Alcott Reader, A Modern Cinderella, and An Old-Fashioned Girl."
"24 historical novels by Joseph Altsheler, including Free Rangers, The Guns of Bull Run, The Guns of Shiloh, The Rock of Chickamauga, Masters of the Peaks, The Scouts of Stonewall, Scouts of the Valley, The Star of Gettyburg, The Shadow of the North, Shades of the Wilderness,The Lords of the Wild, The Sword of Antietam, etc."
"This CD with 172 books, includes "Authors and Friends" by Annie Fields and "Yesterdays with Authors" by her husband, the publisher James Fields, as well as works by the authors discussed in those books. That means the works of: Longfellow, Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Harriet Beecher Stowe, Whittier, Tennyson, Thackeray, Hawthorne, Dickens, Wordsworth, Miss Mitford, and Barry Cornwall."
"Five children's books by Margaret Sidney, including The Adventures of Joel Pepper, Five Little Peppers Abroad, Five Little Peppers Grow Up, Five Little Peppers Midway, and Five Little Peppers and their Friends."