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Alex Catalog of Electronic Texts
Librarian Eric Morgan has created an electronic collection of American and English literature, along with works of Western philosophy, with two very unique features. First, many of the documents have concordances which make them searchable online. Need to find a specific passage for a homework assignment? First locate the book (by title or author) and then click on Use Concordance. Second, downloadable PDFs are created on-the-fly, so you can specify your preferred font, page width, and number
The Electric Book Company
From Jane Austen to Oscar Wilde, The Electronic Book Company brings us the best work of forty authors. Rather than a single downloadable file, however, these books are packaged with multiple index files (to improve searching) into ZIP files. This makes accessing this collection is a bit more cumbersome, but their 5.9" x 7.76" page layout is nice, and their selection
"Read, download, and discover in the Public Domain." The legal term "public domain" refers to works not protected by copyright, such as anything published before 1923. For more details see "When Works Pass into the Public Domain"
http://cidc.library.cornell.edu/copyright/ . PD Reader brings us 930 texts by 370 authors in your choice of PDF, HTML or plain text. This large collection is nicely organized by title, author and genre.
Penn State University Electronic Classics
Penn State's e-library includes original work published by the university, alongside classic English literature. The classics section totals hundreds of books representing forty-eight authors. I like the Penn State files because many of the books include illustrations, and instead of the usual 8.5" by 11" page size (which is good for printing) Penn State uses a landscape orientation of 8.33" by 6.25" which works very nicely for on screen reading.
Planet PDF: Free PDF eBooks
PlanetPDF brings us twenty-five popular classics in two different PDF formats: tagged and non-tagged. Tagged files are for those intending to read the books on hand held screens, such as Palm Pilots or Pocket PCs. If this is not you, you can download the non-tagged PDF files, which are smaller. This entry page includes the first ten books (from Dicken's "A Tale
of Two Cities" to Kafka's "Metamorphosis.") To access the rest of the books, use the menu links in the right-hand vertical yellow sidebar.
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
Bartleby.com provides free Web access to a comprehensive collection of quotations, literature, reference, and verse -- including both out-of-copyright works and current reference materials. The site's plethora of material can be used by kids of all ages, for writing reports and conducting in-depth research.
University of Adelaide Library:
This Australian university library's collection offers hundreds of electronic books, including "classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and History." Searchable; browsable by author (alphabetically or chronologically), title, or theme. Includes links to other electronic book collections and literature resources.
World eBook Library
This site provides free access to tens of thousands of online publications in HTML format in the areas of classical and religious literature, poetry, and historical documents. The public access section of this consortium-based collection is searchable but not browsable. Some materials on the site require a fee. http://www.netlibrary.net/
Subjects: Electronic books
PDF Search Engine is a book search engine search on sites, forums, message boards for pdf files.
You can find and download a tons of e-books but please respect the publisher and the author for their creations if their books copyrighted.
Free Book Spot is a free e-books links library where you can find and download free books in almost any category.
An index to online texts
From New York Public Library
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Collection of digital documents in English literature & American literature and Western philosophy. From UC Berkeley
From University of Chicago. Searchable database of French literature in French.
Online literature & reference books; classic fiction, popular fiction, short stories, drama, poetry, dictionaries, research and religious texts
Celebration of Women Writers
Emphasis is on women of letters in American literature and English literature. Site includes links to their works, biography.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Christian classics in electronic format. From Wheaton College
Classic Short Stories
From B&L Associates
Fiction, non-fiction, children, poetry, Shakespeare, short stories, drama
Classic Horror Short Stories
Teacher Note: Gambling advertised on site
Database now at U. of Washington. Includes art & architecture; subjects [jn. discussing progressive issues]; cyber; drama; 18th Century; Feminism; fiction; film & television; gender and sexuality; government; history; internet; journals; languages; libraries; literacy & education; Marx and Engels; multimedia; music; philosophy; poetry; race; recipes; reference; rhetoric; software [freeware & shareware]; weather; Women's Center.
English Literature: Early 17th Century (1630-1660)
Life, works, essays, books, links; Lancelot Andrewes, James I, Francis Bacon, John Donne, Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, John Webster, Philip Massinger, Edward Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, Robert Herrick, Thomas Hobbes; from Luminarium
Literary texts written in a western European language other than English
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
By D. L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburg
French Language Resources
From etexts University of Virginia.
The Ecole Initiative: Early Church Documents
Alphabetical index by author. From Karen Rae Keck and Norman Hugh Redington
From Internet Christian Library. Internet accessible etexts relating to the early church history
From University of Virginia. Henry Adams, Jane Addams, Sherwood Anderson, Edward Bellamy, James Branch Cabell, Charles Brockden, Stephen Crane, Crevecoeur, Charles Dickens, Theodore Dreiser, R. W. Emerson, James Madison, Joel Chandler Harris, Dubose Heyward, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harriet Jacobs, Thomas Jefferson, D. H. Lawrence, Charlotte Lennox, David Levin, Lewis & Clark, Sinclair Lewis, Herman Melville, Francis Parkman, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Anne Sadlier, Gilbert Seldes, Upton Sinclair, H. N. Smith, T. G. Steward, Harriet Beecher Stowe, H.D. Thoreau, Alexis de Tocqueville, Frederick Jackson Turner, Alan Trachtenberg, Sojourner Truth, Mark Twain, Thorstein Vebblen, Booker T. Washington, Max Weber, Harriet Wilson, WPA American Slave Narratives, WPA Guide to the Old Dominion
Modern English Collection
English literature from University of Virginia
Internet Classics Archives
A searchable collection of almost 400 classical Greek literature & Roman literature texts.
Japanese Text Initiative
Etexts in Japanese from University of Virginia
Jump Stations to Resources in German
E-texts in German from University of Alberta
The On-Line Books Page
Search more than 10,000 listings.
Online Literature Library
E-texts of many classics
The Online Medieval and Classical Library
Medieval literature, including most the important works of Classical and Medieval civilization
Perseus Digital Library
Classics, papyri, English Renaissance, London, more
Poetry and Prose of the Harlem Renaissance
Includes Gwendolyn B. Bennett; Countee Cullen; Marion Vera Cuthbert; Alice Dunbar-Nelson; Jessie Redmon Fauset; Angelina W.Grimke; Langston Hughes; Zora Neale Hurston; James Weldon Johnson; Nella Larsen; Claude McKay; Esther Popel; Anne Spencer; Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Full-text database: Bartlett [Familiar Quotations, 9th ed.], Chapman [Odysseys of Homer]; Dickinson [Poems]; DuBois [Souls of Black Folks]; Fowler [King's English. 2nd ed.]; Frost [Three Volumes]; Hardy [Wessex Poems and other Verses];Hopkins [Poems]; Housman [Shropshire Lad]; Keats [Poetical Works]; Lawrence [Poems]; Melville [Bartleby, the Scrivener]; Mill [On Liberty]; Millay [Renascence and Other Poems]; Sasson[Poems]; Shelly [Complete Poetical Works]; Stein [Tender Buttons]; Strunk [Elements of Style]; Whitman [Leaves of Grass]; Wilde [Poems]; Wollstonecraft [Vindication of the Rights of Women]; Wordsworth [Complete Poetical Works].
Oldest online source of electronic texts
Reading Room. University of Maryland
Many etexts of classics, primarily American literature and English literature; some classics from the Greek, French, Russian
Reading Room, Women's Studies Database. University of Maryland
Academic papers, book reviews, fiction, history, nonfiction, poetry
Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature (1485-1603)
Life, works, essays, additional sources; Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More, John Skelton, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Henry Howard, Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Sir Thomas Hoby, Roger Ascham, John Foxe, Edward de Vere, Elizabeth I, George Gascoigne, John Lyly, Thomas Nashe, Richard Hooker, Sir Walter Ralegh, Thomas Hariot, Robert Southwell, Thomas Campion, Mary (Sidney) Herbert, Sir John Davies, Samuel Daniel, Michael Drayton, Fulke Greville, Acmilia Lanyer; also essays and articles, other resources; from Luminarium
University of Toronto English Library (UTEL)
Includes major early works; literary criticism and theory
Twenty Great American Short Stories
Stories by Hawthorne, Melville, Bierce, Irving, Poe, Twain, Alcott, London, Chopin, Cooper, Crane, Cather, Jackson, Jacobs, Stuart
Section Poetry Exhibits
Includes poetry by themes with full etext of selected poetry and selected audio archives. Great site
African American Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century
From New York Public Library
American Verse Project
From Univeristy of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative
Poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction
British Poetry 1780-1910
Includes electronic text of poetry from such poets as Wordsworth,Keats and Rossetti. Also includes Beowulf and poetry by Goldsmith,Milton, Sidney, Spenser, Tottel and others.
British Women Romantic Poets
Includes Jane Taylor, Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans, Anna Letitia Barbauld and others; from U.C. Davis
Classical Poetry Archives
Searchable by author, title and first-line; from emule.com
Representative Poetry On-Line
From University of Toronto. Searchable by poet, title, first line, keyword, criticism on poetry
English Server. CMU Poetry Index of Canonical Verse
Search the poetry section
Internet Classics Archive
From MIT. The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid and other classic works
Internet Poetry Archive
From UNC. Czeslaw Milosz, Seamus Heaney, Philip Levine, Robert Pinsky, Margaret Walker, Yusef Komunyakaa
Modern English Collection
From University of Virginia. Searchable
Bartleby Verse: American & English Poetry: 1250-1920
Oxford Book of English Verse; Yale Book of American Verse; Modern British Poetry; Modern American Poetry; Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th Century; The Golden Treasury
The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse
80 authors from Wentworth and Harpur to Kendall and Gordon up to Derham and Napier; From Project Bartleby
The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse
Poems from 160 authors including the Metaphysical Poets [Donne, Traherne], the Romantics [Tennyson, Browning], the Moderns [Yeats and Noyes]; from Project Bartleby
The Poetry Archives
Searchable index of classical poetry.
Extensive collection of online texts; author, title, and subject indexes; lives of the poets; faces of the poets; bookshelf
For listing of works see Project Bartleby above under "Online Books"
Collection by poet or date
The Reading Room
From University of Maryland. Online poetry
Shakespeare's Sonnets and Other Poetry
From Project Bartleby
Sixteenth-century Tudor Poems
Modern-spelling editions of Tudor poems, 1485-1603; Samuel Daniel, John Davies, Edward de Vere, John Dickenson, John Donne, George Gascoigne, Barnaby Googe, Henry Howard, Timothy Kendall, Sir Philip Sidney, George Turberville, Thomas Vaux, Isabella Whitney, Sir Thomas Wyatt, James Yates; from University of Michigan
Poem of the Week
New poem each week; space down for past poems
The Writer's Almanac. Poetry
From National Public Radio, Garrison Keillor. Text of poems by Gatty, Whitman, Jewett, Carryl, Dickinson, Clare, Sydney, Shelley, Lord Byron, Browning, Mother Goose, Shakespeare, Howard, Anonymous, Thoreau, Bradford, Blake, Melville, Longfellow, Wyatt, Riley, Milton, Sidney, Arnold, Lawrence, Bierce, Keats, Campion, Wolfe, Kingsley.
Yahoo Poetry Collection
Links to many Internet based resources
The World War I Document Archive
Conventions, treaties and official papers; Memorial & personal reminiscenses; biographical dictionary; WWI Image archive; Special Topics and commentary articles. From Carrie: A Full-Text Document Archive, BYU.
The Catholic Church
Vatican documents; Bishops' Statements; Franciscan Documents; Opus Dei documents; Treatises. From Carrie: A Full Text Document Archive, U. Kansas
The American Colonist's Library
Historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture and ideas; Rick Gardiner's page
Causes of the Civil War
Document collection from J.F. Epperson
DOUGLASS: Archives of American Public Address
Archive of American oratory and related documents.
EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
Medieval & Renaissance Europe; Europe as a Supernational Region; By country. From Carrie: A Full Text Document Archive, BYU.
By country. From Carrie: A Full Text Document Archive, U. Kansas.
The Kansas Collection
Books, articles, graphics,research; Galleries: Heroes and Villains; Bleeding Kansas; Andreas (Cutler's) Histories; Orphan Trains; On the Trail...; The Way It Was; KanColl's online partnerships with schools; Voices, The Kansas Collection Online Magazine
The Making of America (UMI)
Digital library of books, periodical articles from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Includes particularly education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology
University of Oklahoma Law School. U. S. Historical Documents
Pre-colonial; 17th century; 18th century; 19th century; 20th century; includes inaugural addresses of U. S. presidents
Native American Resources
Resources at this site
Government Information Sharing Project Demographics, economics, education
Library of Congress
Includes American Memory; exhibitions; links to other sites
National Archives and Records Administration Includes Federal Register; online exhibit hall of American documents records: Cold War, Holocaust era assets, JFK assassination, Nazi War criminal records, Watergate trial records
Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet
Legislation; Congressional Record; committee information
U.S. Government Printing Office; Budget; State of the Union; core documents of u.s. democracy; many other materials