The following are links to some great literature sites where you can enjoy reading and improving you knowledge of American (and English) literature, history and culture!
- BBC List of 100 Most Loved Books in the English Language BBC NOVELS
- http://www.america.gov/fr/publications/books/usa-literature-in-brief.html This is a great guide to American literature containing lots of literary analyses and some audio speeches (check out the one by Allan Ginsberg on Walt Whitman).
- The Best of English Literature
http://www.e-anthologie.com/ Jean Briat and Annie Lherete, both French University agreges professors, teamed up to create this site to bring English literature to students in the form of PDF files. For those of you who understand French, there are lots of critical essays to help you appreciate the different texts.
- Cambridge History of English and American Literature
This site contains an 18 volume encyclopedia with plenty of reading to keep you busy on a rainy day!
- Willa Cather Archive
http://cather.unl.edu/ For Willa Cather fans this is an extremely interesting site to discover.
- Childrens’ Literature Web Guide
For those of you who want something light to read or not too difficult, check out this site. It’s also great for children and young adults.
- David Perdue’s Charles Dickens Page
David takes us on a journey through a tale of 2 cities.
- Geoffrey Chaucer Home Page
This site was created by Gerard NeCastro, an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maine at Machias. It’s great for lovers of classical English literature.
The complete works! And it looks like it really is “all” of Shakespeare.Electronic Literature Directory
This site contains a wide selection of literature which is now available on the web.
- William Faulkner
http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~egjbp/faulkner/faulkner.html Center for Faulkner Studies
http://www6.semo.edu/cfs/ These 2 sites are a must for Faulkner readers..
- The Literary Gothic
This site was created by Jack G. Voller, Associate Professor of English at Southern Illinois University. It is a wonderful place to start for students of Gothic literature. It’s a well organized resource site for critical analyses, discussion groups and forums, and advice on how to carry out research in Gothic literature.
- Literature: What makes a good short story?
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/literature/index.html For those who don’t have enough time to get into a novel, check out this site which covers the art of the short story.
- Jack London Collection http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/London/ Jack London’s Ranch Album
For those who are answering the “Call of the Wild”, go to this 2 rich sites which contains a lot of Jack London’s literature in addition to lots of pictures and documents.
- Project Gutenberg
Don’t miss this site which contains thousands of digital copies of classical literature.
- Online Mysteries http://www.mysterynet.com/online-mysteries/
Weekly mini-mysteries with a twist.Beyond Nancy Drew
Two great sites for those who enjoy mysteries.