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Classic Works of Literature

AboutCom - Classic literature
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 and literature.

The Cambridge 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.

English 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.

English Literature - 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.

Victorian Literature
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.
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The Reading Room
Collection of English language literary works, including drama, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and resources such as electronic journals and newsletter archives

Great Literature Online
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. Wells.

Literary Resources on the Internet
From Rutgers University, the categories indexed start from Classical and Biblical and extend to Contemporary Literature.
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