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I want to master German via reading e-books. I was thinking about the classic works of psychology. At best I'd like to read the works of Sigmund Freud and Erich Fromm in original. I was searching the internet, but I've found the links to the articles about the authors, and not their books.

I think that the licences for these books should have already expired, at least when in comes to Freud, so they should be also available in e-book format (at best, PDF format).

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Texts from Freud are 100 years old, texts from Fromm are 50 years old. But German is a living and evolving language. If you read Freud and From you will learn an oldish style of german language that noboby uses in real life today. – Hubert Schölnast Jun 20 '12 at 11:47
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You are a really tough guy - German is hard enough but to start with Freud. Respect :-)

Why not to search in Gutenberg Project? Just for starter: Das Unheimliche by Sigmund Freud -


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I'm not starting ;) I've probably skipped Gutenberg because search returned no results for Erich Fromm.. – Danubian Sailor Jun 19 '12 at 21:20
@Kris_R: Have you read something from Sigmund Freud? I have to admit that I'm German, but it is really easy to read, clear and logical. I can only recommend reading it. – user unknown Jun 20 '12 at 3:09
No, I haven't - not exactly my kind of literature. – Kris_R Jun 21 '12 at 13:13

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