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Websites for Literature

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American Literature

Information on literary movements and a timeline, as well as links for American authors.

Early Modern Literary Studies

Electronic journal of 16th and 17th century English literature with searchable full text back to Volume 1 in 1995.

Internet Shakespeare Editions

In addition to electronic versions of all the plays and poems, this site includes information on Shakespeare's life and times, a database of images and production information on Shakespeare on stage and film, and links to other reliable sites on Shakespeare and the Renaissance.

Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature

An extensive site with biographical information, electronic texts, essays, and other resources on English literature from 1350-1785.

Library of Southern Literature

This collection of Southern literature published before 1920 includes such famous authors as Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain, as well as lesser known authors whose works reflect Southern attitudes and experiences.

Modern American Poetry

An online journal and multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000). Includes biographical notes, criticism, and links to online poetry.

The Paris Review

Free access to the literary magazine's full archive of author interviews from 1953-present. Authors include Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Wolfe and Stephen King.

This site from the Academy of American Poets contains full text poems from both contemporary and historical poets, along with biographical information, essays and interviews, information about poetic schools and movements, and articles on poetic forms and techniques.

Shakespeare in Quarto

Twenty-one plays by Shakespeare printed in quarto before the 1642 theatre closures, courtesy of the British Library.

Shakespeare Quartos Archive

This digital collection of pre-1642 editions of William Shakespeare's plays contains the five earliest editions of Hamlet. Quartos can be viewed separately or side by side. They can be searched, annotated, downloaded and printed.

Victorian Web

Literature, history and culture in the age of Victoria.

Web of American Transcendentalism

Authors and texts, roots and influences, ideas and thought, criticism and bibliographies on American Transcendentalism.

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