The Public Domain Class of 2023

On January 1, 2023, Frank and Joe Hardy will be in good company. That’s when a whole slew of popular books, stories and films first copyrighted in 1927 will enter the public domain in the United States. They include the Hermann Hesse novel Steppenwolf, Virginia Wolff’s To the Lighthouse, and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, which features the final set of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories (more on that one later).

Also heading to the U.S. public domain on January 1 are the 1927 films The Lodger, which was Alfred Hitchcock’s first thriller, and The Jazz Singer, the first full-length movie to feature synchronized dialogue. Unfortunately, that one is also a racist mess.

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