The following are links to literature pages on the Web.
Book Lovers: This site contains an abundance of links to every imaginable book-related site. Fabulous!
Bookwire: This site also has good links to other sites; more important, it links you to lists of the Nobel, Pulitzer, Pen-Faulkner, and other award winners. And not least, it takes you toThe Boston Review of Books and The Hungry Mind Review, among others.
Nimble Books LLC: This site contains book reviews, articles, author biographies, and also information on book-related Usenet groups.
The Literature Network has links to information and e-texts for a large number of authors. A very good resource.
The Word : This site contains a list of links to other book sites, especially on-line journals and reference sources. A very inclusive list.
Literature.org has full and unadridged e-texts of many American and English classics.
Bartleby.com has links to quotations, e-texts, and information on many writers. Great resource!
The following are links to sites which provide assistance with research, paper writing and documentation.
The Internet Public Library: This site contains all sorts of help on writing research papers, documentation, and information on literature, as well as lots of good links to literature sites.
The University of Wisconsin's Page on Documentation Styles: The name says it all.
The following are links to sites which provide information about some of the writers we're reading.
- Voice of the Shuttle's page on Romanticism is excellent. It has links to just about any resource you can imagine on the individual poets and the age in general.
- Romantic Poets Nantucket Campfire is a bulletin board where people can post their ideas about the poets and set up live chats about them. There's a lot of good stuff here, if you're willing to weed through the "I need a paper on Blake" postings.
- Romanticism on the Net is an online journal, with articles and reviews on the Romantic period.
- Women Romantic-Era Writers provides a view of the often overlooked women writers of the period; a good site!
- The William Blake Archive is a wonderful site, with lots of information on Blake, e-texts of his works, and beautiful reproductions of his prints and engravings.
- The Luring Songs of Luvah is a site with LOTS of valuable links to other Blake information. Very helpful!
- Incompetech's biography of Blake is very funny and, although brief, pretty accurate.
- The William Wordsworth Page has a very good biography of Wordsworth, and an excellent set of links to other sites on the poet.
- Incompetech's biography of Wordsworth is irreverent and informative.
- The Samuel Taylor Coleridge Archive has great links to e-texts of Coleridge's poetry, criticism, political writings, and letters.
- Incompetech's biography of Coleridge is very entertaining.
- Poets.org's page on Coleridge is great: a good brief biography, and lots of links to other good Coleridge sites and e-texts of his poetry.
- Encyclopedia.com's entry on the French Revolution gives a clear and concise account of the events.This is a great starting point for an overview.
- Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity is a wonderful site; it has links to all sorts of French Revolution information: pictures, documents, pamphlets, and biographical information about Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, and some of the other participants, and some music files as well (yes, the French Revolution did have a soundtrack!).
- The Internet Modern History Sourcebook's page on the French Revolution is great: lots of links to e-texts of documents of the time, and a link to a site that will play the French national anthem, The Marseillaise, which was composed during the French Revolution. (Actually, I think there's a better, more passionate rendition of it in the movie Casablanca!).
- The French Revolution is a good page with some thoughts on the effects of the Revolution, and some great quotes from Wordsworth on the Revolution.
- Fact Monster has a more analytical account of the effects of the French Revolution; concise, but clear and good.
- Selected Poetry of George Gordon, Lord Byron is a website containing e-texts of many of Byron's Works, as well as a timeline of his life.
- George Gordon, Lord Byron is an excellent website, with tons of biographical information and a great set of links to Byron's letters, other writings about Byron, and other Byron sites.
- Byron: A Comprehensive Study of his Life and Work is a very good site, with lots of good biographical info, critical essays, and links to other good sites.
- Incompetech's biography of Byron is, as always, entertaining.
- Shelley's Complete Poetical Works is a very good site, with a great biography and lots of e-texts of the poet's most impressive work.
- Neurotic Poets's page on Shelley contains a very good biographical sketch of the poet.
- The Victorian Web has a good page on Shelley, with a biography of the poet and links to lots of other good resources.
- Romanticism and Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" is a good critical essay on the poem.
- John Keats: A Comprehensive Study of His Life and Work is a site that lives up to its title: it has a biography, articles on Keats and his poetry, portraits of the poet, even manuscript facsimiles. An excellent resource!
- John Keats.com has a biography, and also some contemporary reviews of Keats's work. Boy, the critics were vicious in those days!
- The British Library's page on Keats is brief but interesting: lots of images of Keats' manuscripts, a portrait, a brief biography, and a picture of the house where he lived in Rome.
- Incompetech's biography of Keats is succinct and entertaining.
- The Literary Gothic has links to almost all of the Mary Shelley sites on the Internet. A good site!
- My Hideous Progeny is a good page with lots of links to biographical information and essays on Frankenstein as well as Mary Shelley's other works.
- The Internet Modern History Sourcebook's page on the Industrial Revolution is excellent. It has TONS of information, including essays written at the time about the events occurring. This site gives you a feeling of what it must have been like for the people living through all of this rapid change.
- The Industrial Revolution is a lecture by Professor Gerhard Rempel of Western England College which sums it all up very nicely.
For more information on the Victorians in general:
- The Victorian Web is an excellent site, with information on Queen Victoria and various essays on aspects of Victorian life and the arts.
- PBS's Queen Victoria's Empire is a great site with tons of information about the Queen and the various colonies of the British Empire at the time. It also has some great links to other sources on the Queen and the Victorian Age.
- The Jane Austen Information Page is put together by a "group of volunteers," as they call themselves, who maintain the main web page for this site, The Republic of Pemberley. This is a great site, with links to just about anything Jane Austen you can imagine: e-texts of her work, essays about her work, pictures, biographical information, and message boards. If you can't find it here...
- The Jane Austen Society of North America has a website with lots of good links to other Jane Austen info, and, better yet, a list of "Jane-Austen-related Tours." Field trip, anyone?
- The Tennyson Page has some good links to e-texts of Tennyson's poems, some good articles, and a partial recording of Tennyson himself reading the beginning of "The Charge of the Light Brigade." Very cool!
- The Victorian Web's page on Tennyson is excellent, with a biography and sections on the political, social and religious history of Tennyson's time, as well as an extensive set of links to essays on Tennyson's work. Well worth a visit.
- Incompetech's biography of Tennyson is entertaining and informative.
- Tennyson reading "The Charge of the Light Brigade," recorded in 1890; not great sound quality, but worth hearing (How many times do you get to hear stuff like this?).
- The Victorian Web's page on Robert Browning is excellent, with biographical information, info about the social, political, and religious context, and lots of great essays. Very helpful!
- The Browning Multimedia Page provides you with e-texts and illustrations of Browning's work.
- Incompetech's biography of Browning is very good; the footnotes are more fun than the main article.
- The Dickens Page is an excellent resource, with links to e-texts of Dickens's works, a good essay on Dickens and his work, a link to the e-text of a full length biography of Dickens by John Forster, and a message board.
- The Victorian Web's page on Charles Dickens is excellent, with a biographical sketch, essays on his work and his times, and a couple of great links to articles on the autobiographical elements of Great Expectations.
- David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page has a great article on Dickens's career as a journalist, and a link to a discussion board. A very good site.
- Ritva Raesmaa's Charles Dickens page is great! It has links to just about every fact or article about Dickens you could want, including some great photos and drawings.
- The Victorian Web's page on Matthew Arnold is an excellent resourse; it has a biographical sketch as well as links to articles on the social, religious, and political context, and critical articles on Arnold's work.
- The University of Toronto's page on Arnold is good, with a brief biography and links to e-texts of his works.
- The Victorian Web's page on Walter Pater is excellent: a good biographical sketch, links to critical articles...all you need.
- The Knitting Circle has a good page on Pater, with a short biography and a few good links to other sources.
- Gerard Hopkins is a site with links to just about any Hopkins information you could want: biographies, critical articles, a concordance, other websites, e-texts of his poetry. An excellent resource!
- The Victorian Web's page on Hopkins is, as always, complete and helpful.
- The Bronte Sisters Website has great links to lots of other Bronte sites. Especially interesting is a link to the full text of Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of Charlotte Bronte.
- The Victorian Web's page on Charlotte Bronte has a short biography and links to lots of other information about her times and her work. A great site!
- Bronte Country is a site which has many pictures of the region where the Bronte's lived. If you can't make it to Haworth in person, this is the next best thing.
- Books and Writers's page on Charlotte Bronte is good; it includes a brief biography and a bibliography of her works and a number of works about her.
- Literature.Org's page on Charlotte Bronte includes full e-texts of Jane Eyre, Villette, and The Professor, which was not published during Charlotte's lifetime.
- The Victorian Web's page on Wilde is great, with a biography and lots of information on his plays and his society.
- CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts has an index page for Wilde; this will link you to e-texts of his novels, plays, poems, and lectures.
- The Oscar Wilde Homepage is a fun site, with links to a biographical sketch, quotes from Wilde's plays, and a photo gallery with pictures of Wilde and the people in his life.
- Wilde, Society, and Society Drama, by Cary M. Mazer, is an excellent essay on the background of the London theatre scene in which The Importance of Being Earnest was produced. There are lots of great details about what people wore, where they sat--all the "real life" stuff that makes it possible to picture opening night.
- Modernism is a site mostly devoted to the visual arts, but it's great: lots of good information about the general philosophy of the movement, and wonderful examples of the art.
- Modernism and the Modern Novel is a great summary of the philosophy of Modernism and the way it affected literature.
- Modernism is an essay by Christopher Witcombe which explains the various ideas of Modernism; very helpful.
- Books and Writers's page on Conrad is good, with a brief biography and a bibliography of works by and about him.
- Joseph Conrad Pages has links to lots of good Conrad sites, including essays about Heart of Darkness.
- The Victorian Web's page on Conrad is very useful: lots of good biographical information and links to some good essays on Conrad's work.
- Rupert Brooke gives a brief biography and links to e-texts of his poems.
- Rupert Brooke on Skyros gives information on Brooke's grave at Skyros, and lots of good biographical information and photos. A very interesting site.
- Rupert Brooke is another site with a biographical sketch, but it also contains links to some critical articles and a bit more historical background.
- The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke contains e-texts of Brooke's poetry.
- Siegfried Sassoon has a biographical sketch, some historical background, a critical essay, and links to e-texts of Sassoon's poetry.
- Counter-Attack: Siegfried Sassoon has a good biography of Sassoon, plus links to lots and lots of related information.
- Sassoon on the Somme has accounts of the battles, Sassoon's part in them, and lots of photos. Great site!
- War Poems and Manuscripts of Wilfred Owen contains e-texts of many of Owen's poems.
- Wilfred Owen gives an extremely brief biographical sketch, but also has links to his poetry.
- The Wilfred Owen Association has tons of information about Owen's life, including a virtual tour. Good stuff!
- The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats has e-texts of many of Yeats's poems, and links to lots of other great information on Yeats, including a biographical sketch and critical articles.
- W. B. Yeats is a brief biography of Yeats, with links to e-texts of some of his poems.
- Book and Writers's page on Yeats has a pretty good biographical sketch and links to information on some of the other poets who were important influences on Yeats.
- Yeats Society Sligo is an excellent page, with biographical information, lots of pictures, and the Yeats Poetry Tour, which you can take from the comfort of your own home.
- What the Thunder Said is a site with information on the life and work of Eliot: a good timeline of his life, e-texts of most of his poems, and links to articles about his work. A good site!
- The T.S. Eliot Page has lots of good links to information on Eliot.
- T. S. Eliot is an excellent site, with links to lots of other useful articles, and best of all, a concordance of Eliot's poems--very useful!
- T. S. Eliot Read: hear audio recordings of Eliot reading his poetry. Very interesting!
- Virginia Woolf: Critical Assessments has many critical articles on Woolf's work. Very helpful!
- Virginia Woolf on Women and Fiction: An Ongoing Distance Learning Project is a free "class" you can take online; there are discussions and texts, but no tests or grades--a great idea!
- Links to Web Sites on Virginia Woolf will take you to some fascinating information, including a report on her psychiatric history and early issues of her magazine, The Dial.
- Books and Writers's page on Virginia Woolf has a brief biographical sketch and links to several sites of related interest.
- The Brazen Head is an online pub, with tons of information on Joyce's life and work. A great site! The only problem is that I can't get any real beer to come out.
- The James Joyce Centre has lots of good information about Joyce's life and works, and lots of information about Joyce-related material and events. Very good site!
- IQ Infinity: The Unknown James Joyce is a fun site, with links to biographical information as well as other Internet resources on Joyce.
- D. H. Lawrence is a site with links to biographical information, bibliographies of Lawrence's work and works about him, and links to other sites about Lawrence.
- D. H. Lawrence Resources has a great biographical sketch, and some wonderful photos of Lawrence and the people in his life.
- The D. H. Lawrence Page has lots of good information, including a biography, links to various articles about Lawrence's work, and links to readings and e-texts of his poems. Very good site!
- D. H. Lawrence's Paintings: see some of Lawrence's paintings here.
- Poets.org has a biography of Lawrence, and links to e-texts of some of his poems.
- D. H. Lawrence is the University of Nottingham's page on Lawrence. An excellent resource, with a link to a full-length biography.
- Poets.org has a biographical sketch on Auden, as well as links to e-texts of his poems and audio recordings of him reading his poetry.
- The BBC has a page on Auden with a good biographical sketch, and some good links to poems and audio recordings of Auden reading, as well as other articles by and about the poet. A good site.
- Neurotic Poets: Dylan Thomas is a site with a good biography of Thomas, with links to additional information.
- Dylan Thomas Home Page is a great site, with biogarphical and critical information, accompanied by photos and drawings. Very informative!
- IMS:Dylan Thomas has links to various audio recordings of Thomas reading his poetry.
- The Theatre of the Absurd is a very good definition from the online Grolier Encyclopedia.
- Tom Stoppard has a brief biographical sketch and lots of useful links to other Stoppard sites.
- Tom Stoppard has a biographical sketch of Stoppard.
- Lecture on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is a lecture put online by Ian Johnston, an instructor at Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. It does a great job of analyzing the play and gives a good bit of background on the Absurdist Theatre, as well.