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Project Gutenberg Needs Your Help More Than Ever!

In 1996 Gutenberg etext archive's creator, Michael Hart, issued this plea to the Internet community for support when both the University of Illinois and Benedictine University ceased supporting the project. Project Gutenberg, begun in 1971, is an electronic collection of literary works from Cicero's Orations to the complete works of Shakespeare to Zitkala-Sa's Old Indian Legends to selections from...

http://www.gutenberg.org/help/new_website.html
The Internet Classics Archive

The Internet Classics Archive has recently been extensively updated and more than doubled in size. This premier classical literature resource now offers 375 works by 30 classical authors, in English translation. The complete body of work is attractively and logically formatted for easy and swift browsing. It is supported by a newly improved search engine. The Tech Classics Archive is a...

http://classics.mit.edu/
CELT: All Texts by Oscar Wilde

CELT, located at University College Cork, has placed online the complete works of Oscar Wilde, including poems, novels, stories, and lectures. CELT, an "online database of contemporary and historical topics from many areas, including literature and the other arts," is aimed at the greatest possible range of readers, from academic scholars to the general public. Texts at the site can be searched,...

https://celt.ucc.ie/et19wilde.html
The Electronic Literature Foundation

Literature teachers, scholars, and lovers of the classics will warmly welcome this excellent online project. ELF's mission is to provide advanced, free electronic texts from world literature in several formats and languages. For instance, the ELF site includes four full editions of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri: "the original Italian text, and English translations by Henry Wadsworth...

https://eliterature.org/
ClassicBookshelf.com

While there are any number of sites featuring public domain e-texts, this site stands out not so much for its content, but for its innovative Java reading applet. Visitors reading e-texts at this site do not have to settle for a sometimes difficult-to-read default display. Using the applet at the bottom of the viewing window, users can control the text size, font, and background color, picking a...

http://www.classicbookshelf.com/
CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

CELT, an "online database of contemporary and historical topics from many areas, including literature and the other arts," is aimed at the greatest possible range of readers, from academic scholars to the general public. Texts at the site can be searched, read on-screen, or downloaded. Other works available at CELT include essays by Michael Collins, the Dail debates on the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty,...

https://celt.ucc.ie/
Granger's World of Poetry Online

The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Web site is perhaps the largest compendium of online poetry in existence, containing over 30,000 complete poems, 300,000 poem citations, an extensive glossary of terms and definitions, and biographies of different poets. While complete access to the World of Poetry requires paying a fee, there is a free trial account that will allow potential customers...

http://www.columbiagrangers.org
Illustrated Shakespeare, 1826 - 1919

For illustrations of puckish glee, turn to this digital collection from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries, which includes selections from twelve works by and about William Shakespeare (and a few other British playwrights), originally published in places ranging from Philadelphia to Leipzig, dating 1826 - 1919. The books chosen for this digital collection are heavily illustrated...

https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/AIllusShake
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools

Getting high school students interested in poetry can be a formidable task, so this helpful website created by the Library of Congress will be a welcome addition for many educators. Poetry 180 presents 180 poems, selected by Billy Collins (the current U.S. Poet Laureate), with the hope that high school students will read one of the poems a day, one for each school day in the academic year. All 180...

https://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/
Fresh Yarn

Created by Hillary Carlip, who works as an NPR commentator and artist, the Fresh Yarn website is a place that serves as a gathering place for people interested in reading compelling, bizarre, and funny personal narrative essays. The site has been online since April, 2004, and since that time, there have been 25 "installments" of new material from a wide range of authors. Visitors to the site can...

http://www.freshyarn.com/
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