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800 Literature, (English literature), (American literature), (Literature - Study guides), eBooks
807.9 Literary prizes, Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prize, (Book awards), (Book prizes), (Literary awards)
808 Authorship, (Writing), Creative Writing, Books - Reviews, (Book reviews), (Literature - Evaluation)
808.062 Summaries, Abstracts, (Abstracting)
808.1 Rhyme, Rhythm, Poetics, Versification, English language - Rhyme, (Rhyming words)
808.2 Drama
808.5 Speeches, Public speaking, Toasts, After dinner speeches, Lectures and lecturing, (Presentations)
808.8 Children's literature, (Children's books)
808.88 Quotations, (Sayings), (Proverbs) (Maxims), (Quotable quotes), (Wise sayings), (Adages)
809 Literature - History and criticism, (Literary criticism), (Evaluation of literature), (Books - Appraisal), (Criticism and interpretation)
809.1 Poetry, American poetry, Canadian poetry, English poetry, Love poetry, Children's poetry, Humorous poetry, Religious poetry, War poetry, Poets, (Verse), (Poems)
810 American literature
813 Fiction, (Novels), American fiction, Short stories, Animals - Fiction, Mystery fiction, Adventure fiction, Fantasy fiction, Ghost stories, Historical fiction, Science fiction, War stories, (Crime stories), (Detective and mystery stories), (Murder mysteries), (Suspense novels), (Whodunits)
815 Speeches, American speeches, (American orations), (Speeches, addresses, etc.)
820 English literature
822.3 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
823 English fiction
880 Classical Greek literature

800 Literature, (English literature), (American literature), (Literature - Study guides), eBooks

All Available Authors on ClassicReader.com. Available Titles on ClassicReader.com. Complete etext or ebook. All of the books in the Classic Reader collection are the full unabridged versions and are in the public domain (expired copyright), so they may be used in any way you wish. See Frequent Asked Questions.

BookRags. Free booknotes online. Over 150 literature study guides covering chapter summaries, character and objects, topic tracking, author biography, plot summary, and important quotes. E-Books provide complete e-texts for over 1,500 novels online for free.

Books from BBC. All about Books: The Big Read, Book News, By Genre, By Author, Book Club, Dickens, Poetry, and more. Includes brief author biographies.

Center for the Liberal Arts. Classics. Aims to assist K-12 teachers. Covers British and American literature and world classics. Links to Literature resources for Teachers organized by Subject: Mythology for Elementary, Mythology for High School, Government and History, Latin, General.

Course Materials, Including Study Guides to Various Works. H. G. Wells (War of the Worlds), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale), Salman Rushdie (The Satanic Verses), Goethe (Faust), and many more.

DailyLit: Read books by email and RSS. Browse by Title, Author, Category. Find the book you want to read and DailyLit will send you the book in installments via e-mail. Currently over 400 classic public domain titles are available to be read in their entirety for free. Popular titles include "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. Readers can choose how often and at what time they want the e-mails sent to them. Books can be read any place that a reader receives e-mail.

English Literature Dictionary and Glossary for Students from ITS Tutorial School, Hong Kong.

FreeBooknotes.com. Free summaries and analysis for over 250 literary classics from a number of study guide sites, e.g. Barron's Book Notes, MonkeyNotes, CampusNut.com Book Summaries, BookRags.com Book Notes, SparkNotes, and Novel Guide.

Internet Classics Archive by Daniel C. Stevenson. Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.

Literature Network. Author Index (Biographies of Authors with portraits, plus works in full text online), Shakespeare, The Bible, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and Forums.

Literature - Classic & Contemporary Literary Resources at Middletown Thrall Library and on the Web. Resource guide includes: How Literature is Classified according to Dewey Decimal System, Annotated links to literature resources on the Web.

Literature Study Guides from Sparknotes.

Novelguide.com. Free source for literary analysis. Contents for each novel study guide include: Novel Summary, Character Profiles, Metaphor Analysis, Theme Analysis, Top Ten Quotes, plus Biography of Author. Search from long list of novels by title or by author. Authors include: Alcott, Austen, Bronte, Carroll, Chaucer, Conrad, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Dumas, Eliot, Fitzgerald, Golding, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Huxley, Knowles, Machiavelli, Marlowe, Miller, Orwell, Plato, Salinger, Shakespeare, Sophocles, Steinbeck, Stevenson, Stowe, Tolstoy, Volatire, and others.

The Online Books Page. Listing over 2 million free books on the Web - Updated Friday, January 9, 2015. Search our Listings -- New Listings - Latest Books Online -- Authors -- Titles -- Subjects -- Serials. News. Feature: A Celebration of Women Writers, Banned Books Online, Prize-Winning Books Online.

PinkMonkey.com Digital Library. Online access to 1,800 literary classics, full text in PDF format or read online. Select a Title from A-Z. Classic titles include: Agamemnon, Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ, Beowulf, plus special sections of Digital Library: Titles by William Shakespeare, and Most Popular Titles. (Pop-up ads).

Read Print - Free Online Books. Select an author from the A-Z list to read biography and literature of each author.

Shmoop.com. Literature Study Guides. Sort list by Title or by Author.

SparkNotes.com. Literature study guides. Index of long list of classics including novels, plays, etc. by Title and by Author. Study guides written by over 100 students and recent graduates from Harvard.

Today in Literature. A calendar of engaging stories about the great books, writers, and events in literary history. Biographical information on selected writers from three categories: Classic, International and Poets. See also Alphabetical Index of Authors.

University of Toronto English Library (UTEL). Contents include: Author Index of many well known American and British Literary Authors, Major Works of Literature: Non-fiction Prose, Poetry, Prose Fiction. Not all works are available to the public, some are restricted to current U of T students, staff and faculty.

World Wide School Library - Literature. Search by Subject, Title or Author from these categories: Adventure, Animal Tales, Charles Dickens, de Balzac, Detective, Drama, Epics, Essays, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Humor, Lit, Literary Studies, Mark Twain, Mystery, New Age, Other, Plays, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Shakespeare, Short Stories, Social Commentary, Western.

807.9 Literary prizes, Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prize, (Book awards), (Book prizes), (Literary awards)

The Booklist Center. The Web's Largest Collection of Book Lists, covering 346 Book Lists in 82 Categories. Search titles from A-Z, or by category. Includes Book awards, Recommended books, and more.

CBC Literary Awards Competition is the only literary competition that celebrates original, unpublished works, in Canada's two official languages. Three categories: short story, poetry, and creative nonfiction. $60,000 of prize money courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts. See also Governor General's Literary Awards.

The Pulitzer Prizes. History, archive, plus photos, editorial cartoons, music clips and full text of all winning articles from 1917 on.

808 Authorship, (Writing), Creative Writing, Books - Reviews, (Book reviews), (Literature - Evaluation)

25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills by Saga Briggs, Open Colleges.

29 Apps That Teach Creative Writing by Saga Briggs, Open Colleges.

100 Useful Web Tools for Writers. Annotated links selected by Laura Milligan.

Aging Mother - A touching article written in Chinese by a student returning home after many years of absence studying abroad. English translation appears after the original Chinese version.

AuthorsOnTheWeb.com. Site is filled with author-related events and Web links. Features include: Author Roundtables, Author of the Month (Bio, Fast Facts, Trivia, etc.), Author Bibliographies, Coming Attractions, News, Contests, Message Boards, Newsletter, and more.

Blogging for a Good Book. Read a new review every day, Monday through Friday. The staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library in Virginia bring you short reviews of books, movies, and more!

BookPage: America's Book Review - Book Reviews by Genre. Book reviews and author interviews. Read current reviews of popular titles from BookPage online.

Bookreporter.com. Recent reviews plus Past Reviews in A-Z order by title of book.

Book Reviews Enago Academy's Book Review Section provides a platform for publishers and authors to showcase their books along with reviews written by distinguished experts in their fields. This section displays detailed book descriptions, book reviews, and author profiles. Academic Book Reviews.

Book Review | Online Only | n+1. An online-only review of books and arguments about books.

Children's Literature - Electronic Journals and Book Reviews. Links to Internet resources related to Books for Children and Young Adults, from University of Calgary.

Danny Yee's Book Reviews. Over 1000 book reviews of fiction and non-fiction books. Search books by subjects, titles, authors, best books, latest book reviews or in particular genres and subject areas.

Garbl's Editorial Style and Usage Manual. Garbl's Writing Resources Online features websites focusing on English grammar, concise writing, word play, the writing process, style and usage, words, plain language, action writing, creativity, and reference sources; plus websites on punctuation, overcoming writer's block, avoiding bias, spelling and vocabulary, and writing for the Web.

H-Net Reviews. From Michigan State University. An online scholarly book review source in the Humanities and Social Sciences covering Book Reviews (from 1993 to present) and Multimedia Reviews.

LegendFire's Writers Guide. How to Write Creative Fiction (Second Edition) written by Dustin Tigner, from LegendFire: Online Creative Writing Community.

National Geographic Style Manual. Guide to preferred National Geographic Society style and usage. Not meant to be definitive. Use with other sources and your own editorial judgment.

The New York Review of Books. Online archives of The New York Review of Books. A searchable index of the magazine's contents from 1963 to the present. Site provides free access to several hundred articles from the Review in full text, including the current issue as well as articles from years past.

New York Times - Books. Over 15,000 book reviews since 1996.

Top 10 Free Online Style-Guides in English. Style Manuals for Writers in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia by Richard Nordquist, Grammar & Composition Expert, About.com.

Writers Write Book Reviews. Categorized under subjects: Children's Books, Computers, Fantasy / Science Fiction, Mystery, Nonfiction, and Writing.

Writing.Com. Online community for writers and readers of all ages and interests.

Writing-World.com: A World of Writing Tips - for Writers Around the World. Site offers over 250 articles on various aspects of writing (fiction, nonfiction, freelancing, greeting cards, international, etc.), 500 links to other resources, market information, contest listings, plus a free biweekly newsletter.

808.062 Summaries, Abstracts, (Abstracting)

A 10-step guide to make your research paper abstract more effective by Clarinda Cerejo, Editage Insights: Resources for Authors and Journals, Oct 16, 2013.

The Abstract by Margaret Procter, Writing Support, University of Toronto, circa 1996.

Abstract vs. Introduction: Do You Know the Difference? From Enago Academy, Dec 5, 2019. "An abstract is similar to a summary except that it is more concise and direct. The introduction section of your paper is more detailed. It states why you conducted your study, what you wanted to accomplish, and what is your hypothesis."

How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation by Chittaranjan Andrade, Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 2011 Apr-Jun; 53(2): 172-175.

How to write a scientific abstract in six easy steps. Serendipity Blog by Steve Easterbrook, Professor of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 26 January 2010.

How to Write an Abstract by Philip Koopman, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 1997.

How to Write an Abstract (with Pictures) from wikiHow, May 30, 2015. Identify your purpose. Explain the problem at hand. Explain your methods. Give your conclusion.

How to Write a Summary by Jessica Mejia, Human Resources Consultant, Washington State University.

How to Write a Summary by Shaun. YouTube video, 3:05 min. Published on Nov 15, 2012 by Smrt English.

How to Write a Summary in 8 Easy Steps from eNotes. A summary by definition is something that is comprehensive yet brief.

How to Write a Summary: 9 Steps (with Pictures) from wikiHow. Read the piece thoroughly. Take notes and highlight as you read. Take note of the subheadings. Write down author's main point and the main points of each section.

SMMRY. Summary. Your choice to summarize everything in 1-40 sentences. "SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY) was created to summarize articles and text. SMMRY accomplishes its mission by:
Ranking sentences by importance using the core algorithm.
Reorganizing the summary to focus on a topic; by selection of a keyword.
Removing transition phrases.
Removing unnecessary clauses.
Removing excessive examples."

Writing a Great Abstract: Tips from the Experts from International Studies Association (ISA).

Writing a Summary from Santa Monica College. To write a summary, use your own words to express briefly the main idea and relevant details of the piece you have read. Includes a Sample Summary.

Your essential 'how-to' guide to writing good abstracts. Blog from London School of Economics and Political Science, Academic communication, Essential 'how-to' guides, 20 June 2011.

808.1 Rhyme, Rhythm, Poetics, Versification, English language - Rhyme, (Rhyming words)

Craft of Poetry by Dr. Vince Gotera, University of Northern Iowa. Site provides descriptions and examples of different Types of Poetry: Blank Verse, Couplet, Tercet, Quatrain, Sonnet, Villanelle, and Sestina, as well as Elements: Line and Meter, Rhyme and Music, Imagery, Form, Tradition, Repetition, and Style.

FREE Online Rhyming Dictionary from WriteExpress.

Rebus Rhymes. Mother Goose Rebus Rhymes from Enchanted Learning. Rebus Rhymes is designed for children who are learning how to read. Site includes Paint A Rhyme Online and Mother Goose Rhymes Printouts to Color and Read.

Rhymes.net. This amazing online rhyming dictionary provides you with multiple rhyme entries for thousands of words searchable alphabetically or randomly. Each word comes with its meaning in English (or you can translate it into 20 other languages), click to hear its pronunciation, view related illustrations, and includes citations for your entries in MLA, Chicago or APA. Example: searching for a word that rhymes with "look" will give you over 40 rhyming words with 1, 2, 3, or 4 syllables that will jog your memory with many words you might not have thought of immediately, e.g. crook, chinook, undercook, gobbledygook. Rhymes.net is a handy and essential tool for anyone who wants to find a rhyming word quickly.

RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus. Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, definitions, homophones, Search for pictures, Search in Shakespeare, Search for quotations, and more.

Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus from Rhyme Zone.

Rhyming Words. Student Activity Center. Play a simple rhyming word game (K-Gr2).

WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary for poetry and song writing. Type a word and find words that rhyme with it. You can search rhyming words by end rhymes, by last syllable rhymes, by double rhymes, by beginning rhymes, or by first syllable rhymes. Includes links to other poetry and song writing sites.

808.2 Drama

Drama Study Guides from SparkNotes. Include Antigone, Oedipus Rex, and Oedipus at Colonus, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cherry Orchard, Doctor Faustus, Dumb Waiter, Glass Menagerie, Hedda Gabler, Iceman Cometh, Prometheus Bound, Pygmalion, A Raisin in the Sun, A Streetcar Named Desire, Uncle Vanya, Volpone, and others.

Look up: Theater Terminology from Babylon.com. Dictionaries from the world of Theater.

808.5 Speeches, Public speaking, Toasts, After dinner speeches, Lectures and lecturing, (Presentations)

Presentation Tips for Public Speaking. Short summary of major points to remember when speaking in public.

Toastmasters International. A fun and non-threatening way to improve listening, thinking, and speaking skills. Over 8500 non-profit clubs meeting in more than 60 countries. Look for a club near you.

808.8 Children's literature, (Children's books)

See also Books and reading, (Reading interests), (Best books), (Best-book lists).

100 Great Children's Books | 100 Years. Recommended Reading from New York Public Library.

Aesop's Fables: Online Collection. Includes 127 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, 245 Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce, Stories by L. Frank Baum and Charles Dickens. A few include images and RealAudio (listen to story narrated by a child - "Heather").

Best Bedtime Reading for Children from Mattress Reviews. Categories: Ages 0-3, 4-7, and 7+. Includes Tips for Reading Stories to Your Children.

Hans Christian Andersen from Fairy Tales Collection.

International Children's Digital Library. A project of the University of Maryland and the Internet Archive. Read 531 free children's books online.

Literature for Children from Departments of Special Collections, State University System of Florida libraries. A growing collection of digitized titles published mainly in United States and Great Britain from before 1850 to beyond 1950. Covering some 557 titles and 284 authors, all searchable. Available in PDF.

808.88 Quotations, (Sayings), (Proverbs) (Maxims), (Quotable quotes), (Wise sayings), (Adages)

All the Best Quotations. Quote of the Day. Collection of motivational, inspirational, political, literary, humorous and general quotations.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. 1919 version, 10th ed. Contains over 11,000 quotations. Search by keyword, Chronological Index of Primary Authors, or Alphabetic Index of All Authors.

BrainyQuote. Over 35,000 famous quotes and quotations by 8,000 authors from Aristotle to Zappa. Browse by Topic, by Author, or by Type of Author (e.g. Actor, Musician, Philosopher). Includes Trivia: Who Said That?

Famous Authors Quotes from Famous-Quotations.com. Famous Quotes by Categories and Subjects, Alphabetical Famous Quotes, and Proverbs by Countries of Origin.

Famous Quotes Site Index. Famous Quotes and Quotations: Quotes by Author, Famous Last Words, Famous Speeches, Epitaphs (R.I.P.), Nursery Rhymes, Fun Links (Quizzes), plus Famous People & Movie Game! (Pop-up ads).

The Quotations Home Page. Some 24,637 Entries in 30 Collections.

The Quotations Page. Quotes of the Day and Week, Motivational Quotes of the Day, Random Quotes, Quote Search, Quotation Links, Contribute a Quotation, Quote Book Reviews. Many humorous and slightly off beat modern quotes.

Quotes by Great Leaders from Nidokidos Official Forum.

Quotes.net. Type in a word or a phrase at Search for Quotes. Site will list quotations and author. Browse Quotes Alphabetically (A-Z, plus #). Try a Random Quote. Click on the Speaker to hear the quotation spoken in English. Translate the quote from English into 20 foreign languages, each quote ends with a flag of the foreign country. Site shows related graphical images if applicable and provides Citation examples: "Add this quote to your bibliography" in your choice of MLA (6th ed.), Chicago or APA style. See also How to Write a Bibliography or Works Cited Page: Examples in MLA Style, 7th Edition.

● Search Quotes.net. Collection of literary quotations and movie quotes from famous authors and featured movies.

Simpson's Contemporary Quotations. Most Notable Quotations: 1950-1988. Over 9,000 quotations from 4,000 sources organized into 25 categories and 60 sections. Search by Keyword, Author, or Subject.

809 Literature - History and criticism, (Literary criticism), (Evaluation of literature), (Books - Appraisal), (Criticism and interpretation)

Literary Criticism from Library Spot. Web page consists of a brief introduction to Literary Criticism plus recommended links: Internet Public Library - Online Literary Criticism Collection, Literary Resources on the Net, A Celebration of Women Writers, Voices from the Gaps (Women Writers of Color), Guide to Philosophy on the Internet, The Libyrinth, Glossary of Literary Criticism.

Literary Resources on the Internet. Categories covered: Classical & Biblical, Medieval, Renaissance, 18th Century, Romantic, Victorian British, 20th Century British & Irish, American, Theatre and Drama, Theory, Women's Literature & Feminism, Ethnicities & Nationalities, Other National Literatures, Bibliography & History of the Book, and more.

Online Literary Criticism Collection from Internet Public Library. Links to some 4745 critical Websites. You can browse for criticism by author's last name, browse by title, browse by literary period and by nationality, e.g. American Literature, as well as British, Canadian, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, Latin American, Japanese, Chinese and Other Literature. Check out also IPL's Online Literary Criticism Guide where you will be guided to the Best Starting Places on the Web, Other Useful Starting Places, and Starting Places for Particular Time Periods.

809.1 Poetry, American poetry, Canadian poetry, English poetry, Love poetry, Children's poetry, Humorous poetry, Religious poetry, War poetry, Poets, (Verse), (Poems)

Academy of American Poets - Poets & Poetry. Find a poet from biographies of over 1000 poets. Browse over 5800 poems by keyword, title, or first line. Listen to 150 audio clips of poems read by authors. Lessons Plans for Teachers.

Canadian Poetry. Topics include: Canadian Poets, Poetry Journals and Magazines, Links to Other Canadian Poetry Sites, Featured Poem, International Sites, Literary Events, Literary Awards and Grants, Literary Contests, and more.

Contemporary American Poetry Archive: An Internet Archive for Out-of-Print Books. Site contains out-of-print books of poems by individual poets. Books are stored as individual text-only files accessible on the Internet. You may read poems online, search electronically, and download freely. Please note: Author retains copyright and must be compensated if multiple copies are made.

Internet Poetry Archive. Displays work of living poets from around the world. Poets featured include Philip Levine, Nobel Prize winners Seamus Heaney and Czeslaw Milosz. Includes sound, graphics, texts of the poems, biography of the poet, plus the poet's own audio clips, photograph of the poet, and others graphics where applicable. Poems presented in their original languages.

Poem of the Week from PotW.org. Search past poems in alphabetical order by Poet, by Title and First Line, or by Occasion.

Poems for Free by Nicholas Gordon. Over 2000 poems, many written for holidays or special occasions, free for any personal or non-commercial purpose.

Poetry from the Library of Congress. Contents include: Poet Laureate, Poetry News, Events, Poetry Webcasts, Prizes, Fellowships, and About the Poetry and Literature Center. The Learning Page: Literature and Poetry - Resources for Teachers. Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools and How to Read a Poem Out Loud.

Poetry Archive. Online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. Listen to voices of contemporary English-language poets and of poets from the past. Browse all poets by last name. Browse all poems by title, by theme or by form.

Poetry Foundation. Search thousands of poems by theme, occasion, and subject in the poetry archive. Read poet biographies, poetry news, comics, and articles about poets and poetry.

The Poetry Portal from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Poetry Study Guides from SparkNotes. Include such classics as The Canterbury Tales, Dante's Inferno, The Odyssey, The Iliad, Odes by Keats, Poetry by Emily Dickinson, John Donne, T. S. Eliot, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Frost, and others. Study guides written by students and graduates from Harvard.

Poet's Corner Resources from Gale. Poetry Timeline, Biographies of Poets, Poems (Include Poem Explanations), Poet's Corner Quiz, Learning Activities.

leaf Representative Poetry Online (RPO) from University of Toronto. Representative Poetry Online, edition 6.0, is a web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years. Search Poets (by name, date, period, movement, nationality, honours), Poems (by title, date, form, rhyme, collection), and Poetry (Map, Timeline, Calendar, Criticism, Glossary, Bibliography).

Shmoop High School Poetry Essay Contest. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Shmoop announces its first essay contest for high school students. Deadline for entry is May 28, 2010 at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time.

Shmoop Poetry Study Guides. Sort list of poems by Title or by Author.

Verse. Search by keyword, by indexes to poems (Chronologic, Author, Title, First Line), or go directly to collections. Anthologies include Oxford Book of English Verse, Yale Book of American Verse, Modern American Poetry, Modern British Poetry, Lyrics and Poems of the 17th Century, and Golden Treasury. Other volumes include: The Odysseys of Homer, Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Poems by T.S. Eliot, The Oxford Shakespeare (includes the complete works of William Shakespeare), and more.

The Writer's Almanac hosted by Garrison Keillor, American Public Media. Listen to RealAudio. Daily selection of Poem with Literary and Historical Notes.

810 American literature

American literature from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A Student's History of American Literature by William Edward Simonds, 1902, e-text, all 7 chapters, from About.com. A Student's History of American Literature by William Edward Simonds from Amazon.com.

813 Fiction, (Novels), American fiction, Short stories, Animals - Fiction, Mystery fiction, Adventure fiction, Fantasy fiction, Ghost stories, Historical fiction, Science fiction, War stories, (Crime stories), (Detective and mystery stories), (Murder mysteries), (Suspense novels), (Whodunits)

100 Best Novels. Time magazine critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo pick the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.

Classic Short Stories. Story Finders by Author and by Title.

Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians from British Library. Authors. Works of Literature. Themes. Videos.

Fiction from Bartleby.com. Keyword Search box. List of fiction titles include John Buchan's Thirty-nine Steps, F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, J.M. Synge's Playboy of the Western World, H.G. Wells's Invisible Man, Island of Doctor Moreau, Time Machine, War of the Worlds, and many more.

Fiction. See also Governor General's Award for English language fiction - List of Governor General's Award winners since 1936, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Fiction Sites. Links to Fiction Web sites: infinity plus (science fiction, fantasy, horror, new fiction, features, reviews), Webring of Imaginary Countries, S. Fowler Wright Archive (over 6,000,000 words of this poet computerised), Fright Library (short fiction and novels), Alexandria Digital Literature (Marketplace & Library), Fictionwise.com (e-books with descriptions and samples), and E-Book Publishers.

From Verne to Vonnegut: A Century of Science Fiction. An Exhibition in Special Collections curated by Iris Snyder, University of Delaware Library. Holdings include books, manuscripts, maps, prints, photographs, periodicals, pamphlets, ephemera, and realia from the 15th century to the present.

The Monster Librarian. This site is dedicated to all the books that are creepy, scary, and give us the willies. It is meant to be a resource for readers and librarians. Contents include: What's New, Index to Horror Reviews, Coming Horror Fiction Releases, Adult Horror Fiction, Teen Horror Fiction, Scary Book List for Kids (12 and under), Collection Development Resources, Book Ends: Contests and Miscellaneous Items.

Rave Reviews: Best Selling Fiction in America from the University of Virginia Library. Exhibition of Lillian Gary Taylor's collection of 1800 first edition popular American fiction (from 1752 through 1950), including photos of original covers and pages from various bestsellers, e.g. Life on the Mississippi, Pollyanna, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, Peyton Place, Jaws, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, The Good Earth, Gone with the Wind, and others.

Short Stories from Classic Reader. Search Author Index A-Z, Title Index A-Z.

815 Speeches, American speeches, (American orations), (Speeches, addresses, etc.)

Barack Obama Speeches:

  1   ● Obama's Victory Speech 4 Nov. 2008
  2   ● Obama's Inaugural Address 20 Jan. 2009
  3   ● Obama's Cairo Egypt Speech 4 June 2009
  4   ● Obama's Moscow Speech 7 July 2009
  5   ● Obama's Eulogy for Ted Kennedy 29 Aug. 2009
  6   ● Obama's Speech at United Nations General Assembly 23 Sept. 2009
  7   ● Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, Norway 10 Dec. 2009
  8   ● Obama's Arizona Memorial Speech, Tucson AZ, 12 Jan. 2011
  9   ● Obama's Speech on the Death of Osama bin Laden 1 May 2011
10   ● Obama's Speech on Middle East and North Africa 19 May 2011
11   ● Obama's Victory Speech 6 Nov. 2012
12   ● Obama's Myanmar Speech 19 Nov. 2012
13   ● Obama's Second Inaugural Address 21 Jan. 2013

American Rhetoric: Barack Obama Speeches.

Bound to the Word. Barack Obama spoke at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, June 23-29, 2005. Article is an adaptation of that speech, which drew record crowds and garnered a standing ovation.

Famous Speeches & Audio from History.com. Famous speeches, video gallery.

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World. Browse alphabetically By Last Name, or browse chronologically By Year (1948-1979) to view Featured Speakers and their speeches.

Great American Speeches from the Federal Observer.

Great Speeches Collection from The History Place. Include speeches by Tony Blair, Napoleon Bonaparte, George W. Bush, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, St. Francis of Assisi, Lou Gehrig, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washinton, Elie Wiesel, Woodrow Wilson.

History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL). Collection of audio materials on political and historical events and personalities of the 20th century, mainly in the United States. Includes Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I have a dream ...", John F. Kennedy - "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country." and others.

820 English Literature

English Literature by Period from Voice of the Shuttle (VoS). Anglo-Saxon & Medieval, Renaissance & 17th Century, Restoration & 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, Modern (British and American), Contemporary (British and American).

Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction selected by Charles W. Eliot.

LitWorks.com. Provides English literature study guides to high school students and teachers. Material is not free.

Voice of the Shuttle - Literature (in English). General English Literature Resources. See window on right of screen. Covers a wide variety of topics: Medieval, Renaissance and 17th century, Restoration and 18th century, Romantics, Victorian, Modern and Contemporary (British and American), American (19th century), Literatures written in English from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Ireland, Scotland, Subcontinental, and Wales. Also includes: Literature by Genre (Drama, Fiction, Poetry), Theory, and Cultural Studies.

822.3 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Complete etexts arranged by categories: Comedy, History, Tragedy, Poetry.

Cue for Treason Film, Movie, Video, Audio, Images, Music Sites on Cue for Treason for videos on Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I.

Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. Shakespeare Project, Version 2 (August 2007). Canadianshakespeares.ca is the online resource for anyone interested in how Shakespeare's plays have been transformed and adapted in Canada. But it also contains a wealth of material that relates to all things Shakespearean. The Shakespeare - Made in Canada Virtual Exhibit.

Discovering Literature: Shakespeare. Explore Shakespeare in context. Includes Basic Facts about William Shakespeare, His Life, His Plays, and the Quartos, Background on William Shakespeare's Life, Works and Plays, Shakespeare in Quarto: The Afterlife, Comparing the Texts: Shakespeare in Quarto, Expert Views - Essays by scholars highlight the importance of the Shakespeare quarto texts for particular plays, and Links.

The Elizabethan Age (1558-1603) encompasses the years that William Shakepeare lived. Topics: World Events, Fashion, Crime and Punishment, Everyday Living, The Plague, Sports and Recreation, Education, Beliefs and Customs.

The English Renaissance in Context: ERIC Multimedia Tutorials. Romeo & Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Richard III, and King Lear.

Explore Shakespeare's Works Like Never Before.




List of Themes

All characters ordered by part-size (line and word counts for each character in the plays)

Alphabetical List of Characters in Shakespeare's Plays

Folger Shakespeare Library. Shakespeare Links. Shakespeare's Life, Shakespeare's Theater, Shakespeare in Theater History, Shakespeaean Quotes and Online Full Texts, Shakespeare's Sonnets, Shakespeare's Longer Poems, Shakespeare on Film, Shakespeare in Performance, and Shakespeare's English Monarchs.

Hamlet (1996) Starring: Kenneth Branagh; Kate Winslet; Director: Kenneth Branagh. Rated: PG-13. Run Time: 243 minutes.</a>
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A Hyper-Concordance to the Works of William Shakespeare from The Victorian Literary Studies Archive. Program identifies the concordance lines as well as the words occurring to the left and the right of the word or phrase searched. Also reports the total number of text lines, the total word count and the number of occurrences of the word or phrase searched. Full text of the book is displayed in a box at the bottom of the screen. Each line of the text is numbered, and the line number and the term(s) searched provide a link to the full text. Right click on the hypertext, open in new window to view full text.

Illustrated Shakespeare Collection. Digital Collections from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

In Search of Shakespeare from PBS. Contents include: The Investigation (Shakespeare Dossier, Players - biographies of people who influenced Shakespeare, Locations - Shakespeare's England, Evidence - original documents, Glossary, Works - Plays in chronological order 1590-1613), Playwright Game, The PBS Show - Episodes 1-4, Resources for Educators - Shakespeare in the Classroom.

Internet Shakespeare Editions by University of Victoria and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Shakespeare's Plays and Poems, Shakespeare's Life and Times, Shakespeare in Performance - including the Performance Chronicle (a journal devoted to reviews of contemporary Shakespeare theater), Resources, Site Map, Discussion Links to Sites on Shakespeare and the Renaissance.

Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603. Contents: Games, Food, Money, Religion, Language, Weddings, Masters & Servants, Occupations, The Peers, London, Fashion, Children, Household Management, Pastimes, Names, The Queen's Suitors, Education, Christmas, Heraldry, Maps.

Look up: Theater Terminology from Babylon.com. Dictionaries from the world of Theater. Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms is a comprehensive listing of technical jargon used by theatre technicians. Glossary of Comedy Nomenclature is a collection of comedy terms relative to the stand-up comedy. Shakespeare Words translates words and phrases from Shakespearean into modern English.

The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare include 37 plays, 154 sonnets and verse. Search by keyword or go directly to any of Shakespeare's plays or to Poetry Contents and Index of First Lines.

The Probert Encyclopaedia - The Plays of Shakespeare. A reference guide to the characters in the plays of Shakespeare, A-Z. (Bandwidth limit exceeded - May not load. Retry later).

Resources for the Study of Shakespeare by Michael Best, University of Victoria: Victoria, BC. Contents:

Shakespeare's Plays and Poems

Shakespeare's Life and Times

The Seven Ages of Shakespeare's Life

Shakespeare's Stage

The Social Background

The Historical and Political Background

Literary and Artistic Background

The Background of Ideas

Some Plays Explored


An extensive database of Shakespeare in Performance

Sites on Shakespeare and the Renaissance.

Shakespeare online ebooks from World Wide School.org Library. Including: Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by E. Nesbit (retelling of Shakespeare's stories for younger students), Comedies, Glossary of Shakespeare's Writings, Histories, The Poems, Tales of Shakespeare, Tragedies.

Shakespeare Illustrated by Harry Rusche, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. If you are looking for beautiful illustrations of Shakespearean characters, actors, actresses, and scenes, you have hit the jackpot at this site. Here, Rusche explores 19th century paintings, criticism and productions of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespearean plays and artists are listed alphabetically and under each play or artist is a list of paintings relating to the specific play(s) by Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Links. Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. Use this page as a handy reference to access quickly major online resources related to Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Links and General Study Sites: The Best, The Rest by Prof. Kristen McDermott, Central Michigan University (CMU). Other links include: Shakespeare Texts Online, Play-Specific Study Guides, Shakespeare / Renaissance Critical Journals Online, Elizabethan Theater Resources, Shakespeare Fun! Shopping with the Bard, and Renaissance Studies Websites.

The Shakespeare Prison Project. (University of Wisconsin-Parkside): For nine months, 15-20 prison inmates read, study, and rehearse a Shakespeare play. Professional educators and theatre artists work with the inmates on everything from improvisation to textual analysis, stage combat and interpersonal conflict resolution.

Shakespeare Project. Contents: History of Shakespeare (His Life and Times), Writing Periods, Shakespeare's Influence on the English Language, Images, Quotations from Works, Summaries of Plays, Links to Other Sites. This site was created by a 15-year-old Freshman at Oregon City High School in Oregon City, OR.

Shakespeare Resource Center. Collected links to Internet resources on Shakeapeare: The Man, The Works, Play Synopses (lists characters plus synopsis of each play), Shakespeare's Last Will & Testament, Authorship Debate, The Globe, Elizabethan England (with British History links), Language (includes links to Elizabethan English sites), Reading List, and Other Links.

Shakespeare Resources from Dr. L. Kip Wheeler's Website. English Department, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN.

Shakespeare Searched from Clusty Labs. A search engine designed to provide quick access to passages from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. This website is not a replacement for a copy of the text. It provides no analysis or footnotes. Tips for use are included in Shakespeare Searched for Teachers and Shakespeare Searched for Students.

Shakespeare Study Guides from SparkNotes.

Shakespearean Links from Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Home to the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials.

Shakespeare Resource Center. You'll find here collected links from all over the World Wide Web to help you find information on William Shakespeare. There are millions of pages that reference Shakespeare on the Internet. This site aims to make it a little easier to find your sources.

Shakespeare's Biography from shakespeare Resource Center.

Shakespeare's Life and Times. Extensive coverage of Shakespeare's life, The stage, Renaissance society, History and politics, The background of ideas, The drama and Shakespeare, Literature, art, and music in English Renaissance, Some plays explored, plus Reference and indexes.

Shakespeare and Renaissance Sites. Links to articles on Shakespeare's plays, sites useful for schoolwork (Gateways, Courses and study materials, Criticism, Performance, Research resources), Shakespeare sites, Renaissance sites, and other sites of interest.

Stratford-upon-Avon: The Birthplace of Shakespeare. William Shakespeare Biography. Shakespeare's Birthplace.

Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare's Country. View animated watercolor of Stratford-upon-Avon, accompanied by music. Site includes articles with illustrations: William Shakespeare (History, Times & School), Shakespeare's Bedroom, William Shakespeare - His Life in Context, and Shakespeare's Historic Stratford.

The Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project. Shakespeare's company presented a different play every day of the week (Sundays excluded) and never presented the same play more than twice in two weeks. So when did the company have time to rehearse? They didn't.

William Shakespeare: Biography from Biography.com. William Shakespeare was baptized April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Occupation: Playwright, Poet. Birth Date: c. April 23, 1564. Death Date: April 23, 1616.

William Shakespeare - Biography and Works from the Literature Network. Following works available online: Shakespeare's Tragedies (Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus); Shakespeare's Histories (King Henry IV Parts 1& 2, King Henry V, King Henry VI Parts 1, 2, & 3, King Henry VIII, King John, Richard II, Richard III); Shakespeare's Comedies (All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, Comedy of Errors, Cymbeline, Love's Labour's Lost, Measure for Measure, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Taming of the Shrew, Tempest, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Winter's Tale); Shakespeare's Poetry (A Lover's Complaint, Sonnets 1-154, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Rape of Lucrece, Venus and Adonis).

William Shakespeare - Books and Biography from Read Print. Read full etext literature by Shakespeare, select from his list of works: Tragedies, Histories, Comedies, Poetry.

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works.

William Shakespeare Worksheets

Poets.org: William Shakespeare.

The Works of William Shakespeare. Web version from Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library.

823 English fiction

Austen, Jane (1775-1817) from UTEL - University of Toronto English Library. Jane Austen's World - Links to information about Jane Austen, her family and friends, her novels, and the era she lived in, plus links to videos, films, photographs, and images. Jane Austen Information Page. The Works of Jane Austen. Jane Austen Information Page. Her writings: the six novels, and the minor works. HTML e-texts are available. Biography: Life (1775-1817) and Family. Jane Austen's Art and her Literary Reputation.

Charles Dickens Page by David Perdue. Dickens Fast Facts. The Novels. Characters. Dickens Glossary. Illustrations. Timeline. Reading Dickens. Dickens the Journalist. Dickens on Stage. Dickens on Film. Dickens' London. Dickens London Map. Dickens & Christmas. Family and Friends. Dickens in America. Dickens on the Web.

Eliot, George: Biography of George Eliot from ClassicNotes, George Eliot: Biography, "George Eliot" by Virginia Woolf, George Eliot by Leslie Stephen (UTEL - University of Toronto English Library).

The English Server Fiction Collection: Novels. English novels in full e-text, not all links accessible. See A Tale of Two Cities.

Fiction: The EServer's Fiction Collection. Categories: Biographies, Criticism, Journals, Novels, Short Fiction (includes Aesop's Fables), and Web Links.

Hardy, Thomas - Biography from Britain Express. Thomas Hardy from Bibliomania - Novels in full text: Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Squire Petrick's Lady, Tess of the d'Urbervilles (plus Study Guide). Thomas Hardy Resource Library.

The Nineteenth Century English Novel. Includes Sample Student Essays, Info on 19th century English Authors, and Links.

880 Classical Greek literature

ancient Greek literature. Columbia Encyclopedia article from Answers.com.

Ancient Greek literature from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Classical and Pre-Classical Antiquity, Hellenistic Age, Hellenistic and Roman Periods.

Center for Hellenic Studies from Harvard University.

Greco-Roman Authors from Internet Classics Archive. Include: Aeschylus, Antiphon, Apollonius, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Marcus Aurelias, Augustus, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Euclid, Euripides, Herodotus, Hippocrates, Homer, Horace, Lysias, Ovid, Plato, Plutarch, Quintus, Sophocles, Virgil, Xenophon, and many more.

Greek literature from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ancient Greek literature (Before AD 300), Preclassical, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman Age. Byzantine (AD 290-1453), Modern Greek (post 1453).

Perseus Digital Library - Persus Hopper. Popular texts include: Caesar, Gallic War; Cicero, In Catilinam I; Vergil, Aeneid; Herodotus, Histories; Homer, Odyssey; Plato, Republic; Tom Martin, Overview of Classical Greek History from Mycenae to Alexander.

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