Advanced Placement Digital Library-English APDL is a collection of Internet resources that have been reviewed for their educational merit in an AP* or Pre-AP*
American Rhetoric Site dedicated to Public Communication of all kinds and includes a Speech Bank, Movie Speeches, Audio Figures of Speech
Classic Reader - Read, research and annotate classic literature. NOTE: There is a lot of advertisement on this page however, if the links in the top blue banner are clicked it will direct you to actual full text literature at no cost.
Literary Resources on the Net - Especially helpful with American and English literature.
Librarians Index to the Internet - Literature link
Literary Market Place - keyword search capabilities for publishers, literary agents, trade services, and resources.
Literature Awards - for children's books, fiction, nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry, science fiction, horror, drama, mystery, fantasy, etc. There are now over 200 Literature Awards listed on this site!
MIT Libraries Literature Resources - Internet resources dealing primarily with American and English literature.
Online Literary Criticism Collection - search by author, work, or period to find links to online criticism, biographical information, and links to web sites about specific authors or works or literature.
Paris Review - over 50 years of literary wisdom rolled up in 300 Writers-at-Work interviews, now available onlineâ€”free.
Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815 - 1930: The Art of Books. Publishers' Bindings Online (PBO) is an Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant-funded collaborative digital project that provides virtual access to a collection of decorative book bindings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Developed by the libraries of The University of Alabama and The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Voice of the Shuttle - searchable site of humanities web pages.
WordNet- is a large lexical database of English
The Surlalune Fairy Tale Page - A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore studies featuring 26 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, and over 1,000 illustrations.
The Surlalune Fairy Tale Illustration Gallery - On this site you will find over 1,000 illustrations of popular fairy tales by over 30 illustrators.
Internet Collections of Literary Works
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts - collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
The American Verse Project (Pre 1920 American Poetry) - an electronic archive of volumes of poetry from the University of Michigan.
British Poetry 1780-1910 (A hypertext archive of scholarly editions) from the University of Virginia.
Classics at the Online Literature Library - full-text works listed by author.
Electronic Texts - Expansive lists of full-text sites.
The English Server from Carnegie Mellon University - Here you will find humanities texts categorized by broad topics.
An Index of Poets in Representative Poetry Online - alphabetical list of poets and full-text works.
Project Gutenberg - Collection of over 38,000 texts browsable by title or author.
Sonnet Central - English language sonnets searchable by author name or period of literature.
Internet Collections by Genre or Time Period
OzLit - guide and links to information on Australian literature.
"The Story Place" - The Children's Digital Library - stories and activities for children.
Classical and Medieval Literature
The Internet Classics Archive - Searchable collection of 440 classical texts.
Project Perseus - Digital library of resources for studying the ancient world.
Old English @ University of Virginia - Resources for the study of Old English and Anglo-Saxon England.
Medieval Resources - Large list of Internet sites.
The Labyrinth - Resources for Medieval studies.
Online Medieval and Classical Library - collection of works from Medieval and Classical civilization.
Medieval (Old and Middle English) - search Medieval from Voice of the Shuttle web site.
TEAMS Middle English Texts - Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages
Environment and Literature
ASLE Online - Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Covers genres of literary nonfiction, nature poetry, and environmental fiction.
Legends - King Author, Fairy Tales, Robin Hood, Ballads, and folktales from around the world.
Project Runeburg - Collection of electronic editions of Nordic literature.
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls - descriptions of Stanford University's 8,000-item Dime Novel and Story Paper Collection. Includes history of the genre, other collection locations, and images of book covers.
Romantics- web links from Voice of the Shuttle web site. Southern
Library of Southern Literature- includes a wide range of literary works of the American South published before 1924.
Victorian - web links from Voice of the Shuttle web site.
The Brown University Women Writers Project - Women's writing in English before 1830.
Women's Resources on the Internet - Biography and literature links are good sources of information.
Specific Authors and Words
Learning About the Author and Illustrator Pages - lists of several authors and WWW sites with information.
The William Blake Page - Biographical material, texts, and paintings.
Borges, Jorge Luis
The Garden of Forking Paths - This Borges site includes biographical information.
Buck, Pearl S.
Pearl S. Buck - biographical information, photographs, news of interest, and bibliographies.
Burns Country - Poetry, discussion, links to other Burns sites.
International Byron Society - works, chronology, bibliography, etc.
Dante, (Dante Alighieri)
Renaissance Dante in Print - Chronology, images from original editions, etc.
Porta Ludovica - Biography, criticism, images, bibliography, etc.
Hemingway Collection - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Marquez, Gabriel Jose Garcia
Macondo - biographical material, photos, paintings, bibliography, etc.
Poe, Edgar Allen
Qrisse's Edgar Allen Poe Pages - bio, criticism, related links, plus the site is searchable.
Mining Co. - Twain Resources
Mark Twain- site for the PBS film directed by Ken Burns
Tennessee Williams- biography from the Mississippi Writers Project
Thomas Wolfe - Biography (North Carolina Writers Network)
For even more authors, check out the links below!
Online Full Text Periodicals
CTHEORY 1995 -
Early Modern Literary Studies: A Journal of Sixteenth and Seventeenth English Literature 1995 -
The Medieval Review 1993 -
The Mendele Review: Yiddlish Language and Literature 1997 -
The Mississippi Review 1995 -
The Quarterly Black Review 1995 -
Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 1996 -
Literary Calendar - an Almanac of Literary Information.
Spark Notes - study guides on literature and literary works