Literature Web Resources
Literary TextsAfrican American Women Writers of the 19th Century – courtesy 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 Library – full-text of classic literature.
Beat Page – covers the writers of the Beat Generation, including Kerouac, Synder, Ginsberg, etc.
Bibliomania – full-text of fiction, nonfiction, plays, short stories and poetry.
British Women Romantic Poets Project – a collection of electronic texts from UC-Davis of British women's poetry between 1789 and 1832.
Canadian Poetry Archive – full-text and biographies of 19th and 20th century Canadian poets.
A Celebration of Women Writers
Eighteenth Century E-Texts – archive of important 18th century texts.
Eighteenth Century Studies – archives 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 Project – a collection of edited and unedited texts by women writing in English from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century.
Great Literature Online – full-text of classic literature.
Nathaniel Hawthorne – an 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 Collection – searchable, full-text literature (over 10,000 titles)
Henry James: Scholar's Guide to Web Sites – e-texts of the writings, criticism and film reviews, plus journals and conference calls.
Literary History Online – a 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 World – sponsored 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 Collection – includes texts famous and obscure, including Morte d'Arthur, Everyman, Sir Gawain, some Chaucer, miscellaneous poems and letters.
Eugene O'Neill – includes audio of five productions and his own voice speaking words from "Long Day's...", a short biography, photographs and more.
Renaissance Dante In Print 1472-1629 – from 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 Online – a historical anthology, more than 1400 poems, from more than 200 authors, searchable.
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet – a 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 Shakespeare – full text of all the plays. Here's a Concordance.
The Internet Shakespeare Editions
Shakespeare – searchable index of collected works.
Text & Translations from the Perseus Project – includes full text of the works of Christopher Marlowe, Julius Ceasar, and Greek mythology.
Victorian Women Writers Project – digitized full-text of works by 19th century British women writers.
Walt Whitman Collection – from the Library of Congress.
Walt Whitman Hypertext Archive
Women Writers of Early Canada
Women Writers Project
Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875 – as 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 IndexesAllLearn: Literature – from Oxford, Stanford and Yale Universities.
American Literature from Project CROW – part 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 Rhetoric – includes a nice set of links to general literature resources and also foreign language literature, women writers, poetry, etc.
Crime Culture – a 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 Literature – lots of links to electronic texts, syllabi, lesson plans, and more.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication
E-Server – a nice index to English topics and American Culture, too.
The Libyrinth – web guide to Modern writers, including Borges, Joyce and Pynchon.
Literary History.com – web guide for readers, students and teachers of English literature. Includes a web index of 19th century English literature.
Literary Resources on the Net – list of links to original texts and related literary material.
Literature in Electronic Format: the Traditional English and American Canon
Luminarium – a gold mine of resources for medieval, renaissance and 17th century English literature.
Medieval Studies – draws connections between all areas of arts and humanities during the medieval period.
Mississippi Writers Page – includes short biographies, list of works, bibliography of criticism and internet links for Mississippi writers.
Victorian Web – contains 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 Shuttle – an excellent academically-oriented subject guide.
Wisdom – an excellent literary search engine (and index).
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