Electronic Texts on the Internet

18 Dec



18th Century Etext Resources


ABELL – The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature


Alex: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet


Alive and Free – A page of links to recent works (free) on-line from living authors: Books, Book Excerpts, Long Fiction/Non-Fiction.


American Hypertexts – online texts of American literature: Crevecoeur, de Tocqueville, Henry Adams, Mark Twain and more.


Banned Books On-line


Bibliomania – “The Best Classic Books and Reference on the Web.”


Bibliophiles Universels Library – etexts in French


Blake, William Archive – An electronic archive of Blake’s works with high quality images of his texts, paintings, drawings, and commercial illustrations.


Books – Courtesy of Yahoo


Candlelight Stories


Children’s Literature Web Guide


Christian Classics Ethereal Library – The library provides classic Christian books in electronic format. – “We offer free electronic classic books in a new Java format which makes them far easier to read on a computer screen than any other electronic book existing today.”


Commonplace Book, The – “Collection of striking passages noted in a single place.”


Constitution of the United States, The


Electronic Beowulf, The


Electronic Library University of Waterloo


Electronic Text Center (ETC) – University of Virginia


Elements of Style, The – by William Strunk – collections in the arts and humanities


Essential Principles of Economics: A Hypermedia Text – – Text about economic theory and history.


Etext Archives, The


Great Books, The – list compiled by ACCESS FOUNDATION from a variety of sources, and based most notably from the one developed for the Great Books collection of the Encyclop?dia Britannica by Robert M. Hutchins, Mortimer J. Adler, and Mark Van Doren.


Great Books of Western Civilization, The


Great Literature Online – This site currently offers online editions of the works seventeen authors, with more texts added weekly.


Great Writers and Poets


Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift – formatted version of the complete text of Gulliver’s Travels, supported by accompanying materials for study and research


Home Page for Robert Stockton – Numerous on-line works of classic fiction


Hyperizons: The Search for Hypertext Fiction


IPL Online Texts Collection – over 20,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Subject Classification.


Internet Classics Archive, The. – searchable collection of almost 400 classical Greek and Roman texts (in English translation) with user-provided commentary


Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The


Internet Medieval Sourcebook


Franz Kafka


Labyrinth Medieval Studies Server – Georgetown Univ.


Library of Congress


Literature Network, The – over 300 full books and over 1000 short stories and poems by over 90 authors. Our quotations database has over 8500 quotes.


Christopher Marlow, The Complete Works: An Election Edition


Modern English, Bibliography – HTI Univ. of Michigan


Most Frequently Banned Books in the US in the 1990s


National Academy Press Reading Room – 1000+ books , free for the reading, first page to last. Available in a variety of versions, including scanned pages in image format, hypertext HTML books, and as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.


netLibrary – “The World’s Largest Collection of Electronic Books”


One Book List, The


Online Books Page, The


Online Literary Criticism Collection – over 1043 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period.


Online Literature Library


Online Medieval and Classical Library


Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250 – 1900


Perseus Project – Tufts University digital library focusing on the ancient Greek world.


Phrase Finder – Handy source provides the meanings and origins of more than 3,000 English language phrases.


Project Bartleby – Columbia University


Project Gutenberg


Project Muse – access to the full text of the Johns Hopkins Univ. Press’s 40+ scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.


Project Wittenberg – Lutheran etexts


ReadPrint – This site offers free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.


William Shakespeare – Complete Works


Short Stories at East of the Web – this site is dedicated to new, previously unpublished fiction, as well as to classic short stories .


Shakespearean Insult Generator


Spark Notes – Created by Harvard University students and alumni, SparkNotes is a collection of free online study guides to approximately 100 literature classics. Each SparkNote contains sections on context, characters, overall summary, chapter-by-chapter summary and commentary, study questions, and a message board for collaborative learning.


University of Virginia Electronic Text Library, The


Victorian Women Writers Project


VIVA: Virtual Library of Virginia


Voice of the Shuttle – English Literature Page


Whitman, Walt – Leaves of Grass


Wonderland Home Page – Links to Hundreds of Books/Literature Sites


William Wordsworth – Complete Poetical Works


World Lecture Hall – Links to pages by faculty worldwide

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