Provides access to reviews of books for adults young adults and children written by librarians.
Searachable by author, title, or publisher name, and the individual review sources can be browsed.
A Celebration of Women Writers http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/writers.html
Women writers throughout history—from 3000 B.C. to the 20th century. Provides comprehensive biographical and bibliographical information and links to other related material. A fantastic site, there is information about almost any female author that has ever existed.
Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/
Contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, title, nationality or by literary period.
American Authors http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/AmeLit.html
A literature site dealing with American Authors from 1550 – 1950. Has extensive collection of web links.
British and Irish Authors on the Web http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/UK-authors.html A literature site that deals with British and Irish authors on the Web.
Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site http://www.carolhurst.com/ This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.
Guide to what a student should look for when analyzing literature, especially poetry and fiction.
English and Its History http://www.bluerider.com/english/
Gives a tour of the English Language and some of the changes that have occurred.
Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/rhetoric.html Great site for terms relating to Plato, Socrates, etc.
Graduation Speeches http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Graduation/Speeches
Gives college graduation speeches by famous people plus links to writing a graduation speech.
Grammar Bytes http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm
Index of grammar terms. Interactive exercises, student and teacher handouts, grammar rules, etc.
Great Writers and Poets http://www.xs4all.nl/~pwessel/writers.html
Nobel, Pulitzer, Amazon.com award winners. Homepage links for writers from A-Z.
History of Mystery http://www.mysterynet.com/timeline/ Meet the great crime solvers of the world.
If you Like http://www.hclib.org/pub/books/iyl
Links readers to fiction books. If you like a particular type of book or a title, the site offers you other books of similar format.
Internet Classics Archive http://classics.mid.edu Select from 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors.
Internet Speculative Fiction Database http://www.sfsite.com/home.htm
Homepage for Science Fiction and Fantasy
Library Spot Writing a Paper http://libraryspot.com/
Step by step help in writing a paper. A site full of links to reference sources.
LitEngine.com http://www.litengine.com For information on literature and Franz Kafka
Literature: What makes a good short story? http://www.learner.org/exhibits/literature/
This workshop will help teachers learn effective practices and strategies to use with middle school students in writing instruction.
Literary Index http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/english/flackcj/LitIndex.html
Literary Index provides both an overview and a review of the more significant collections of Internet literary resources of interest to scholars, students, and lovers of literature.
Modern English Collection http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/modeng/modeng0.browse.html
A fairly large collection of “fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspapers, manuscripts and illustrations from 1500 to the present. Browse by author or title.
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature http://web.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/TABLE.HTML A large site of information on specific authors by period of American history form the colonial period to the present. Also essays about different periods such as the Harlem Renaissance, etc.
Novel Guide-Novel Resource Guide and Literary Analysis
Ed supplement for a better understanding of classic and contemporary Lit. Profiles; Metaphor analysis, Theme analysis and Author biographies
Pink Money http://www.pinkmonkey.com/index2.asp
Large Library of Literary Summaries.
Pulitzer Prizes http://www.pinkmonkey.com/index2.asp
Random House Reading Group Guide http://www.randomhouse.com/rgg/
Designed to enhance a reading groups discussion of a book-includes description of each book, questions, discussion topics, author biography.
Reading Group Choices http://www.readinggroupchoices.com
Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors http://www.readinggroupchoices.com/
Miscellaneous groups of writing style guides, grammar rhetoric and much more.
Society for the Study of American Writers http://www.lehigh.edu/~dek7/SSAWW
This Day in Literary History http://www.history.com/tdih.do
Women’s Studies Resources: Literature http://bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu/wstudies/literature.html
A Wonderful Academic site with many links.
POETS, POETRY AND SONNETS
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/
Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.
Includes bios, photos and other info. Was founded to support American poets and to foster an appreciation of contemporary poetry.
Aha! Poetry http://www.ahapoetry.com This is a site where you can publish your own poetry.
American Verse Project http://www.hti.umich.edu/a/amverse/
This is a project to assemble an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.
Bartleby Verse: American & English Poetry: 1250-1920 http://www.bartleby.com/verse/
Bibliomania: Poetry http://www.bibliomania.com/0/2/frameset.html
Provides complete text for William Blake, Rupert Brooke and some Walt Whiteman and Oscar Wilde.
British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions
Favorite Poem Project http://www.favoritepoem.org/
Site dedicated to celebrating, documentary and promoting poetry’s role in American lives.
Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers http://www.pbs.org/wnet/foolingwithwords/
Haiku for People! http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/
Examples of haikus by notable poets as well as many written by everyday people. Discusses how one writes haiku poetry and has links to related sites.
Dhugal J. Lindsay’s Haiku Universe http://www.cyberoz.net/city/dhugal/haikuhome.html
Index of Poets in Representative Poetry On-Line http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/index.cfm
Indexes the poets, by last name or chronologically, their poems by title, timeline of poets and poems and events and much more.
Knopf Publishing Group Poetry Corner http://www.randomhouse.com/knopf/poetry/index.pperl
Works of those authors published by Knopf Publishing Group. All kinds of information.
Modern British Poetry http://aol.bartleby.com/103/
Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, Yeats, Kipling and many more poets.
Modern American Poetry: A Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry. http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps An on-line journal and multimedia companion to “Anthology of Modern American Poetry.”
Poetry Archives http://www.emule.com/poetry Poems, brief biographical sketches of over 200 poets. Searchable by author’s name.
Poetry Archives : Poetry through the Ages.
Poems of well known classical authors.
Poetry Magic http://www.poetrymagic.co.uk/
A resource center for the theory and craft of writing poetry.
Poetry Portal http://poetry-portal.com
A directory of world wide poetry online.
Poetry Previews http://www.poetrypreviews.com
Poetry Society of
http://www.poetrysociety.org/ Whether you write, read or simply want to expand your horizons the Poetry Society has readings, seminars and competitions intended to challenge.
Poets & Writers Online http://www.pw.org/
Resources for Creative Writers
Poet’s Corner http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/index.htm
Collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics.
Rhymezone http://www.rhymezone.com/ (A rhyming dictionary)
Shakespeare Quiz http://www.shakespeare-online.com/quiz/
Quiz tests your skill at finishing the couplet of one of many of Shakespeare’s sonnets.
Sonnet Central http://www.sonnets.org
An archive of English sonnets, commentary and relevant web pages and a forum for poets to share and discuss their own work.
Voices and Visions http://www.learner.org/catalog/extras/vvspot/
Explores the work and lives of 13 of
Official web site for the award winning PBS TV series.
World of Poetry http://www.worldofpoetry.org
Digital poetry anthology. A follow up to and an expansion of the United States of Poetry.
Emily Dickinson http://www.bartleby.com/113 online text of all her poems
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/hd/hd.htm Includes biography, bibliography, links to related sites.
Robert Frost http://www.bartleby.com/people/Frost-Ro.html
Includes index of titles and one of first lines
A Biography of Pablo Neruda http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1971/neruda-bio.html
A biography of the Chilean poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971
Robert Pinsky http://www.ibiblio.org/ipa/pinsky.php
A collection of the poetry of Robert Pinsky, U.S. Poet Laureate. Includes a picture.
Has biographical information and links to his works.
William Butler Yeats http://www.bartleby.com/people.Yeats-Wi.html
Text of the poems published in his collections The Wind Among the Reeds, Responsibilities and The Wild Swans at Coole.
All Shakespeare e.notes.com http://www.enotes.com/william-shakespeare/
Authorship Debate http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/authorship/authorship.htm
Shakespeare and Renaissance Sites http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Annex/ShakSites1.html
Internet Shakespeare Editions http://ise.uvic.ca/index.html Site includes old-spelling of texts of his plays, his life and times and many links to sites relating to Shakespeare and the Renaissance time period.
IPL Shakespeare Bookshelf http://www.ipl.org/div/shakespeare/
All of his works are full text at this site.
Literary Criticism Collection –Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/
Literary Index: Internet Resources in Literature http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/english/flackcj/LitIndex.html
Provides both an overview and a review of the more significant collections of Internet Literary resources.
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/
Covers his works, life and times, criticism, Renaissance period, list of best sites and much more.
Shakespeare and Renaissance Sites http://ise.uvic.ca/index.html
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/
Provides for the use of a library and archive collection
with particular emphasis on Shakespeare and the history of
Shakespeare’s Globe Research Database http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/
Shakespeare Illustrated http://www.english.emory.edu/classes/Shakespeare_Illustrated/Shakespeare.html
Explores 19th century paintings criticisms and productions of Shakespeare’s plays and their influence on one another.
Shakespeare Links on the Internet
Separate listings—Shakespeare Authorship sites and Mainstream Shakespeare sites.
Shakespeare Magazine http://www.shakespearemag.com/
Shakespeare Online http://www.shakespeare-online.com/
Shakespeare Plays: Lesson Plans http://7-12educators.about.com/msub109drama.htm
Shakespeare Resource Center http://www.bardweb.net/
Covers the Man, His works, Play Synopses, Authorship Debate, Globe theater, plus much more. Each of these areas has additional links.
This website is the premier source of information on the Shakespeare authorship issue.
The society attempts to document Edward de Vere 1550-1604 as author of Shakespeare’s works.
Shakespeare Through Performance: Folger Institute http://www.tamut.edu/english/folgerhp/folgerhp.html Provides a complete study guide to Measure for Measure and the first web-based model of the Globe that uses virtual modeling language.
Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature
Shakespeare’s Sonnets http://absoluteshakespeare.com/sonnets/sonnets.htm
Sonnet Central http://www.sonnets.org/
***TeachersFirst Shakespeare Page http://www.teachersfirst.com/shakespr.shtml
An EXCELLENT site for bothTEACHERS and students.
ROMEO AND JULIET
Romeo and Juliet: General Analysis
Study Guide for Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (1591?) http://www.wsu.edu:8000/~brians/love-in-the-arts/romeo.html
Jottings from Juliet—A Folger Institute Library Lesson http://www.folger.edu/eduLesPlanDtl.cfm?lpid=550
Lamb’s Tale From Shakespeare—Romeo and Juliet
http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/lambtales/LTROMEO.HTM The chief families in
Teach with Movies—Learning guide to Romeo and Juliet http://www.teachwithmovies.org/guides/romeo-and-juliet.html
Romeo and Juliet – Time Stands Still
Eight week unit designed specifically for low-ability learners, though it can be aadapted for other abilities.
Romeo and Juliet Theme Page http://www.cln.org/themes/romeo_juliet.html Curricular resources (informational, content) Instructional materials—lesson plans.
Hamlet Online http://www.tk421.net/exxays/hamlet/hamlet.html A directory of web pages devoted to Hamlet
Hamlet Navigator Home Page http://www.clicknotes.com/hamlet/index.html
Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of
Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of
Home of Macbeth and Hamlet Pages http://www.falconedlink.com/
Introduction to Hamlet http://www.littanam.ulg.ac.be/hamlet&co.html Includes biographical outline, chronologies of the plays, theses, etc.
Tragedy of Hamlet—Teacher Cyberguide http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/ham/hamtg.html
All Shakespeare Hamlet Guide http://www.enotes.com/hamlet/ Features summary, essays, etc and links to other sites.
Hamlet Online http://www.tk421.net/essays/hamlet/hamlet.html
A directory of web pages devoted to Hamlet.
Lambs’ Tales From Shakespeare—Hamlet http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/lambtales/LTHAMLET.HTM
INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS/COLLECTIONS OF AUTHORS
Jane Austen Information Page http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/janeinfo.html
Be sure to scroll down the first screen. Includes biographical info and essays, articles about her and about her writing.
Charlotte Bronte: An Overview http://www.victorianweb.org/
Click on Authors, then click on Charlotte Bronte. Includes biographical information, works, themes, characterization, imagery and much more.
Emily Bronte http://www.victorianweb.org Click on authors, click on Emily Bronte. Gives biographical information, works, themes, characterization, etc
The Bronte Sisters http://www.eagle.co.uk/Bronte/brontes.html Brief biographical sketches of the three
Willa Cather Home Page http://www.gustavus.edu/academics/english/cather/
Biographical information, photos, critical analysis, many other links and some e-texts of his writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson http://www.transcendentalists.com/1emerson.html Thorough site which includes biographical information, photos, critical analysis, many other links and some e-texts of his writings.
William Faulkner Page http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~egjbp/faulkner/faulkner.html
Includes information about most of his works.
Thomas Hardy http://pages.ripco.net/~mws/hardy.html Biography information and links to related sites.
Nathaniel Hawthorne http://pages.ripco.net/~mws/hardy.html Biographical information including many essays, stories by his contemporaries and criticism of his works.
Hemingway Resource Center http://www.lostgeneration.com/hrc.htm
Biographical information, essays by and about him and his works, plus lots of links to other resources.
James Herriot’s Home Page http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/3907/herriot.html
Some biographical information plus other information about his actual works.
Aldous Huxley http://somaweb.org/ Biography, list of works, interviews, links to other cites.
Into the Wardrobe: the C.S. Lewis Web site http://cslewis.drzeus.net/
A good source of information about this author. Includes biographical information, an extensive FAQ regarding his life and work, etc.
The Jack London Collection http://london.sonoma.edu/ Biography, some full texts of his works, critical essays, etc.
The Political Writings of George Orwell http://www.resort.com/~prime8/Orwell/
A collection of his essays, newspaper articles, letters and editorials.
George Orwell http://www.levity.com/corduroy/orwell.htm
Brief biography of George Orwell
Complete Collection of Poems by Edgar Allen Poe
Find famous and infamous poems by Poe in full text online.
Chaim Potok http://www.lasierra.edu/~ballen/potok/index.html
Biographical information, synopses and critical information regarding most work, interviews, etc.
J. D. Salinger the
Catcher in the
Biography of his life.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html Full text of the complete works of William Shakespeare.
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet http://shakespeare.palomar.edu
An annotated index to Shakespeare-related sites on the Internet. Many links to other web sites. This is a scholarly site.
Mark Twain and His Times http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/index.html
Includes texts, reviews, biographical information, images and links to related sites.
Alice Walker http://www.luminarium.org/contemporary/alicew/
Bibliographic information, interviews, links to related sites, essays, criticisms, excerpts.
A Celebration of Women Writers http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/writers.htm
Internet Public Library—Literary Criticism http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature http://web.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/TABLE.HTML
Excellent source for information on specific authors by period of American history from the Colonial Period to the Present. (Site is under revision)
Classical Myths: the Ancient Sources http://web.uvic.ca/grs/bowman/myth/ This site is designed to draw together the ancient texts and images available on the Web concerning the major figures of Greek and Roman mythology
About mythology.com http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_myth_index.htm?once=true&
Directory of mythology, find names of the deities, their attributes some principal legends, etc.
Aesop’s Fables http://www.aesopfables.com/
655+ fables, with morals listed
Arthurian Homepage http://faculty.smu.edu/arthuriana/ Complete who, when, where etc about King Arthur
The Perseus Project http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
This project maintains an extensive collection of classical texts, as well as a new encyclopedia and search engine.
Greek Mythology http://www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/greek_myth.html
Carlos Parada’s Greek Mythology http://www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/greek_myth.html Provides information about the gods and heroes in brief list form as well as extended entires on the more major deities.