I am not sure whether this might help at all but if you try
Maybe you have just a
wrong url. Go to http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/ first to see if the
If you get the error again check that
- Don't use anonymizers, open proxies, VPNs, or TOR to
access Project Gutenberg. This includes the oogle proxies that are
used by Chrome.
- Don't access Project Gutenberg from hosted
- Don't use automated software to download lots of
books. We have a limit on how fast you can go hile using this site. If
you surpass this limit you get blocked for 24h.
- We have a
daily limit on how many books you can download. If you exceeded this
limit you get locked for 24h.
- If you use the RSS feed, set
your update interval to 24 hours.
If you are sure that
none of the above applies to you, and wish us to investigate the
problem,we need to know your IP address.Go to this site,don't sign up, just
copy the IP address (it looks like: 188.8.131.52 but your numbers will
be different)andmail it to
us.If that page also shows a proxy address, we need that one too.
Now if you are on the Cloud and try to find out your IP address
= my IP
(,use the single equal sign not the double one,) you get something like 184.108.40.206
If you run a whois on it you will see something like
Amazon Technologies Inc. AMAZON-2011L
That is a hosted server. So it might be that Guttenberg just blocks it. That's just a guess.