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Literature Web Resources

Literary Texts
African American Women Writers of the 19th Centurycourtesy of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library.
American Poetry Project: 19th Century
Jane Austen – full text of the novels, plus other resources.
Bartleby Libraryfull-text of classic literature.
Beat Pagecovers the writers of the Beat Generation, including Kerouac, Synder, Ginsberg, etc.
Bibliomaniafull-text of fiction, nonfiction, plays, short stories and poetry.
British Women Romantic Poets Projecta collection of electronic texts from UC-Davis of British women's poetry between 1789 and 1832. 
Canadian Poetry Archivefull-text and biographies of 19th and 20th century Canadian poets.
A Celebration of Women Writers
Eighteenth Century E-Textsarchive of important 18th century texts.
Eighteenth Century Studiesarchives works of the eighteenth century from the perspectives of literary and cultural studies. Novels, plays, memoirs, treatises and poems of the period are kept here (in some cases, influential texts from before 1700 or after 1800 as well), along with modern criticism.
Electronic Literature Foundation (ELF)produces advanced electronic texts to be used by students, scholars, and admirers of literature. 
Emily Dickinson on the WWW
Emory Women Writers Resource Projecta collection of edited and unedited texts by women writing in English from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century. 
Great Literature Onlinefull-text of classic literature.
Nathaniel Hawthornean excellent site, that has full-text of his works as well as notes to help the reader and links to other resources.
Internet Public Library Online Texts Collectionsearchable, full-text literature (over 10,000 titles)
Henry James: Scholar's Guide to Web Sitese-texts of the writings, criticism and film reviews, plus journals and conference calls.
Literary History Onlinea guide to critical articles on 19th century English literature, and 20th century English and American literature.  Includes full-text articles of literary criticism and short biographies of authors.
Memory of the Worldsponsored by UNESCO, this website offers access to digitized collections from all over the world, including works by Jack London, Jonathan Swift, Victorian women writers, and narratives of the American South.
Middle English Collectionincludes texts famous and obscure, including Morte d'Arthur, Everyman, Sir Gawain, some Chaucer, miscellaneous poems and letters.
Eugene O'Neillincludes audio of five productions and his own voice speaking words from "Long Day's...", a short biography, photographs and more.
Renaissance Dante In Print 1472-1629from the University of Notre Dame, this includes an editorial history of Dante's poems and digitized images of pages from the original books.
Renascence Editions an online repository of works printed in English between 1477-1799.  Includes the full-text.
Representative Poetry Onlinea historical anthology, more than 1400 poems, from more than 200 authors, searchable.
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Interneta complete annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on Internet, including a timeline, a genealogy, a biography quiz, festivals, and prefatory texts.
The Complete Works of William Shakespearefull text of all the plays. Here's a Concordance.
The Internet Shakespeare Editions
Shakespeare – searchable index of collected works.
Text & Translations from the Perseus Projectincludes full text of the works of Christopher Marlowe, Julius Ceasar, and Greek mythology.
Victorian Women Writers Projectdigitized full-text of works by 19th century British women writers.
Walt Whitman Collectionfrom the Library of Congress.
Walt Whitman Hypertext Archive
Women Writers of Early Canada
Women Writers Project
Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875. There are currently 1752 texts included (1602 unedited, 155 fully edited and encoded) by 845 authors. Boolean, Proximity and Citation searchable as well as by single keyword and one can browse by author or by unique words found in the texts.

Literary Web Indexes
AllLearn: Literaturefrom Oxford, Stanford and Yale Universities.
American Literature from Project CROWpart of the Course Resources on the Web sponsored by the Associated Colleges of Illinois.  This site includes syllabi & assignments, author chronologies, global resources, and other American Literature links.
BUBL Link: Catalogue of selected Internet resources in Literature and Rhetoricincludes a nice set of links to general literature resources and also foreign language literature, women writers, poetry, etc.
Crime Culturea new academic internet site that we hope will have something to offer anyone teaching or studying crime fiction, film and graphic art.
Electronic Archives for Teaching American Literaturelots of links to electronic texts, syllabi, lesson plans, and more.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication
E-Servera nice index to English topics and American Culture, too.
The Libyrinthweb guide to Modern writers, including Borges, Joyce and Pynchon.
Literary History.comweb guide for readers, students and teachers of English literature. Includes a web index of 19th century English literature.
Literary Resources on the Netlist of links to original texts and related literary material.
Literature in Electronic Format: the Traditional English and American Canon
Luminariuma gold mine of resources for medieval, renaissance and 17th century English literature. 
Medieval Studiesdraws connections between all areas of arts and humanities during the medieval period.
Mississippi Writers Pageincludes short biographies, list of works, bibliography of criticism and internet links for Mississippi writers.
Victorian Webcontains text files on every aspect of Victorian life: art and architecture, science and technology, philosophy, political issues, labor, poverty, etc. And, of course, literature.
Voice of the Shuttlean excellent academically-oriented subject guide.
Wisdoman excellent literary search engine (and index).


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