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These 1924 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2020

These 1924 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2020

The folks at Lifehacker list works entering the public domain this year in the areas of film, music (both popular and classical), literature, and artworks.

Here are many of the literary works on the list:

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs’s The Land That Time Forgot and Tarzan and the Ant Men
  • Agatha Christie’s The Man in the Brown Suit and Poirot Investigates
  • Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game
  • W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Gift of Black Folk
  • Ford Madox Ford’s Some Do Not… (first volume of Parade’s End)
  • E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India
  • Emma Goldman’s My Further Disillusionment in Russia
  • A preliminary version of Ernest Hemingway’s short story collection In Our Time
  • Muhammad Iqbal’s Bang-i-Dara
  • Margaret Kennedy’s The Constant Nymph
  • H. P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Rats in the Walls”
  • Katherine Mansfield’s Something Childish and Other Stories
  • Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain
  • Herman Melville’s posthumously published Billy Budd
  • A. A. Milne’s When We Were Very Young
  • Pablo Neruda’s Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
  • Mark Twain’s Autobiography (posthumous)
  • Gertrude Chandler Warner’s The Box-Car Children, first book in the series
  • H. G. Wells’s The Dream
  • Edith Wharton’s The Old Maid
  • Ruth Plumly Thompson’s Grampa in Oz, the 18th Oz book