AboutCom - Classic
An Internet guide for classic literature, with feature articles,
Website links, and discussion forums. Topics covered include banned
literature, bestsellers, folklore, and regional breakdowns of authors
History of English and American Literature
Comprehensive and searchable encyclopedia starts with the Cycles
of Romance, covers Medieval and Renaissance literature upto the
Victorian Age in Britain. The American section covers Colonial and
Revolutionary Literature and Later National Literature.
Literature - Early 17th Century
Site devoted to authors such as John Donne, John Milton, Andrew
Marvell, and Richard Lovelace. Provides quotes, biographical information,
lists of works, essays, articles, and images.
- 16th Century
Luminarium site, includes extensive information on authors such
as Sir Walter Raleigh, Shakespeare, and Edmund Spenser.
The Harvard Classics
and Shelf of Fiction
The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time
comprises both the 50-volume '5-foot shelf of books' and the the
20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary
figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through
to the twentieth century.
From Brown University, this site includes not only information on
those authors within the Victorian era, but also provides useful
background information about the society at that time.
Collection of English language literary works, including drama,
fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and resources such as electronic journals
and newsletter archives
Collection of literary works and information about their authors
which include Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, Jane Austen,
Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, and H. G.
on the Internet
From Rutgers University, the categories indexed start from Classical
and Biblical and extend to Contemporary Literature.