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Monthly Challenge


— Each month, the Wikisource community selects a series of text to proofread and validate.

— The works are featured for a maximum of three months with a few exceptions.

— The challenge is designed to build Wikisource's collection and help introduce new users to Wikisource.

— It helps to overcome systemic inequality by making scan-backed ebooks accessible to everyone for free.

See the results of previous months Monthly Challenge

May 2021[edit]

Wikisource:Community Projects/Monthly Challenge (2021)/May 2021

  • work(s) proofread
  • works(s) validate(d) et finished(d)


Welcome to this months challenge. For a general overview of proofreading, see Help:Beginner's guide to proofreading. The challenge has a few special guidelines and tips for new users.


  1. Do not remove line breaks, but please remove any hyphens when they are used to break words across lines.
  2. If you've worked on a page, but don't have time to finish, please save your work as "Not Proofread"
  3. If you encounter a difficulty such as a table, missing image, or a different alphabet, please mark the page as problematic and an experienced editor will review it.
  4. Once you have finished proofreading a page, make sure to mark it as proofread.
  5. Once you finish validating a page, make sure to mark it as validated.


  1. Many books published before 1820 feature a long s (ſ}. Replace those with {{ls}} to yield s.
  2. At the start of a verse of poem put <poem> and place a </poem> at the end.
  3. Mark the spot where an image should go with {{missing image}}

  • The number in red indicates the number of months that that the work has been featured here. A N is used for a New Work.
  • The flag indicates the country of publication, not where the author was born.

Week # 2 : Sprint Women Writers

The texts in the Sprint are highlighted.

50 pages or less : Texts to proofread
Orley Farm (Serial Volume 1).pdf

Orley Farm (Volume 1) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial) UK 1861

50 pages or less : Texts to validate
Texts to proofread (No expiration)
West 192 006.jpg

The First Folio William Shakespeare (1564-1616) (Plays) UK 1623

Texts to proofread (last month featured; three month limit reached)
Texts to proofread (second month featured)
Texts to proofread (first month featured)
Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly (1852 Volume 1 Original).djvu

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Volume 1) Harriet Beecher Stowe (Slavery in the USA) USA 1852

Lippincotts Monthly Magazine 46 uc1.b5213366 011.png

The Portrait of Dorian Gray Oscar O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (LGBTQ+) UK 1890

Paradise lost - a poem in ten books (IA paradiselostpoem00milt 0).pdf

Paradise lost John Milton (Seventeenth Century) England 1666

The Mesnevī (Volume 2).pdf

Mathnawi Reynold A. Nicholson (Islam) Iran 1925

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa (Volume 1).pdf

The Mahabharata (Volume 1) Pratap Chandra Roy (India) India 19--

Clarissa (1748 Volume 1).pdf

Clarissa (Volume 1) Samuel Richardson (Eighteenth Century) UK 1748

A Daughter of the Samurai.pdf

A Daughter of the Samurai Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto (Celebrating the Public Domain) Japan 1925

The Wanderer (1814 Volume 1).pdf

The Wanderer Fanny Burney (Women Writers) UK 1814

The New Negro.pdf

The new Negro Alain Locke (Black Writers) USA 1925

The librarian's copyright companion, by James S. Heller, Paul Hellyer, Benjamin J. Keele, 2012.djvu

The librarian's copyright companion James S. Heller (Legal Text) USA 2012

The complete works of Count Tolstoy (IA completeworksofc09tols).pdf

Anna Karenina Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian Literature) Russia 1904

Enquiry into plants (Volume 1).pdf

Enquiry into plants (Volume 1) Theophrastus (Classics of Science) Greece 1916

The Works of H G Wells Volume 1.pdf

The Works of H.G. Wells (Vol 1) H. G. Wells (Sci-Fi) UK 1924

Youth, a narrative, and two other stories.djvu

Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad (Novel) UK 1902

Texts to validate (last month featured; three month limit reached)
Texts to validate (second month featured)

Texts to validate (first month featured & newly added)
Austen - Sense and Sensibility, vol. I, 1811.djvu

Sense and Sensibility (Volume 1) Jane Austen (Women Writers) UK 1811

Jane Eyre (1st edition), Volume 1.djvu

Jane Eyre (Volume 1) Charlotte Brontë (Women Writers) UK 1847

Works of Jules Verne - Parke - Vol 5.djvu

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea Jules Verne (Adventure) France 1911

Oliver Twist (1838) vol. 1.djvu

Oliver Twist (Volume 1) Charles Dickens (Social Inequality) UK 1838

Crime and Punishment - Garnett - Neilson - 1917.djvu

Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Russian Fiction) Russia 1917

Sons and Lovers, 1913, Lawrence.djvu

Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence (British Literature) UK 1913

Ulysses, 1922.djvu

Ulysses James Joyce (Irish Literature) Ireland 1922

Texts finished: