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General Literary Links
American Literary Movements
Major literary movements in American Literature are explored including information on authors, characteristics, and techniques of the genre. Other sites from this page include a timeline of literature and an alphabetical listing of authors with links to author sites.
Banned Books Online
The text of works ranging from Ulysses to Little Red Riding Hood, each of which has been banned at some time in the U.S. or elsewhere. Also includes other information on censorship and book banning.
Fables and stories of the gods of ancient Greece and Rome, the Age of Chivalry, the Legends of Charlemagne, and other classic myths.
Basic information and bibliographies plus links to text and images of Arthurian literature on the Web.
The Classics Page
Read or download great classics of western literature, including works by Homer and Virgil.
Explores Literary Gothic and supernaturalist literature published prior to the mid-twentieth century.
Picture links to the places that figure in the lives and writings of famous authors.
An anthology of Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th Century literature.
Sublime Anxiety: The Gothic Family and the Outsider
Traces the history of the Gothic novel from the 1790's to the present.
The Victorian Web
A collection of links with information about Victorian literature, history, politics, and culture
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Complete online searchable text versions of all of Shakespeare's writing.
Free public access to electronic texts of many great works by writers such as W.E.B. DuBois, John Keats, Herman Melville, and Gertrude Stein.
The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe
Complete text versions of Poe's short stories and poems. Also contains a biographical essay about Poe's life as well as links to the Edgar Allen Poe Society of Baltimore and the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site.
On-line Literary Criticism
Contains links to over 2000 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works. Can be searched by author, title, nationality, or literary period.
Lit Line American Book Review Illinois State University 100 Best First Lines from Novels
Modern Library's 100 Best Novels and 100 Best Nonfiction Books Published in English during the 20th Century
Full text poetry from Iowa State University, ranging from the work of Maya Angelou to William Wordsworth.
"Thousands of poems by hundreds of authors; one of the largest free collections of verse, poems and poetry anthologies on the web."
Women in Fiction
A Celebration of Women Writers
Recognizing the contributions of women writers throughout history, this site allows users to search by author name, country or century.