Think of a coffee house where friendly, literate folk have assembled to argue the merits of great books -- and then they just give them to you -- armfuls of great, free books.
This is basically what our English teachers called an "annotated bibliography," morphed into grandeur as curated e-content in the digital age.
I obsessively cross-checked "Best Books Ever" lists with books available in the public domain as free e-books. Then I found reviews from real people who wrote convincingly about each book, obtained reprint permission from those wonderful online book reviewers and inserted a convenient link to my meta-search engine that searches the best of the free e-book sites, and this e-book is the result.
Read the review. Desire. Search. Download. Glory.