Electronic Texts on the Internet


  1. 18th Century E-text Resources
  2. Alex: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet
  3. Alive and Free – A page of links to recent works (free) on-line from living authors: Books, Book Excerpts, Long Fiction/Non-Fiction.
  4. American Hypertexts – online texts of American literature: Crevecoeur, de Tocqueville, Henry Adams, Mark Twain and more.
  5. Banned Books On-line
  6. Bibliomania – “The Best Classic Books and Reference on the Web.”
  7. Bibliophiles Universels Library – etexts in French
  8. Blake, William Archive – An electronic archive of Blake’s works with high quality images of his texts, paintings, drawings, and commercial illustrations.
  9. Books – Courtesy of Yahoo
  10. Candlelight Stories
  11. Children’s Literature Web Guide
  12. Christian Classics Ethereal Library – The library provides classic Christian books in electronic format.
  13. ClassicBookshelf.com – “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.”
  14. Electronic Beowulf, The
  15. Elements of Style, The – by William Strunk
  16. eserver.org – collections in the arts and humanities
  17. Essential Principles of Economics: A Hypermedia Text – – Text about economic theory and history.
  18. Great Literature Online – This site currently offers online editions of the works seventeen authors, with more texts added weekly.
  19. Great Writers and Poets
  20. Hyperizons: The Search for Hypertext Fiction
  21. IPL Online Texts Collection – over 20,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Subject Classification.
  22. Internet Classics Archive, The. – searchable collection of almost 400 classical Greek and Roman texts (in English translation) with user-provided commentary
  23. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The
  24. Internet Medieval Sourcebook
  25. Franz Kafka
  26. Library of Congress
  27. 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.
  28. Most Frequently Banned Books in the US in the 1990s
  29. 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.
  30. netLibrary – ‘The World’s Largest Collection of Electronic Books.”
  31. Online Books Page, The
  32. 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.
  33. Online Literature Library
  34. Online Medieval and Classical Library
  35. Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250 – 1900
  36. Perseus Project – Tufts University digital library focusing on the ancient Greek world.
  37. Phrase Finder – Handy source provides the meanings and origins of more than 3,000 English language phrases.
  38. Project Bartleby – Columbia University
  39. Project Gutenberg
  40. Project Muse – access to the full text of the Johns Hopkins Univ. Press’s 40+ scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
  41. Project Wittenberg – Lutheran etexts
  42. ReadPrint – This site offers free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
  43. William Shakespeare – Complete Works
  44. Short Stories at East of the Web – this site is dedicated to new, previously unpublished fiction, as well as to classic short stories .
  45. Shakespearean Insult Generator
  46. 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.
  47. University of Virginia Electronic Text Library, The
  48. Victorian Women Writers Project
  49. VIVA: Virtual Library of Virginia
  50. Voice of the Shuttle – English Literature Page
  51. Whitman, Walt – Leaves of Grass
  52. William Wordsworth – Complete Poetical Works
  53. World Lecture Hall – Links to pages by faculty worldwide


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