An "e-text" is an "electronic text" version of a print text; that is, King
Lear, but online, where you can read it for free, and from the comfort
of your own computer, rather than having to go to the library or bookstore.
Alexandria Digital Literature Home Page
You have to join, but it's free, and once you do you get a nice set of
Books On-Line A very nice web page outlining book-banning attempts
and giving web links to online editions of those books.
Bibliomania Lots and lots
of different texts online.
Blackmask Online A good assemblage
of e-texts, including some pulps.
1780-1910 From Lewis Carroll to Lord Tennyson. Not all-inclusive, though.
The Cambridge History
of English and American Literature "An encyclopedia in eighteen volumes"
One big e-text, and so interesting. Lots and lots to read here.
Novels E-texts of several dime novels, including ones starring Nick
Carter, Buffalo Bill, and Frank Merriwell.
NEW Downloadable Pulp E-Texts Neat, eh?
Studies An archive of "works of the eighteenth century from the perspectives
of literary and cultural studies." The authors of the time, and articles/essays
Historical Publications E-texts of 19th century issues of Scientific
American. Neat, eh?
Electronic Text Center The
University of Virginia's e-text collection. Some very nice stuff here.
English Server Fiction
Collection Another good collection of e-texts, this one focussing on
Archives Links to various e-text sites.
1st Books A site from which you
can download lots and lots and lots of "virtual books."
Online Library Various e-texts, many of which are much newer than some
of the other books found on other sites here.
Great Books Index As
they say on the page, "An Index to the Great Books in English Translation."
A bunch of DWEMs, of course, but there is a reason they've been called
Great Books, after all.
UVA The wonderful e-text library at UVA.
The Internet Public Library Another
very good resource for digital lit. It used to be the standard online source,
but now it's been surpassed and is only a very good one.
of the Fantastic Another good assemblage of e-texts of fantastic literature.
Gothic E-text archive of dozens of gothic stories and novels.
NEW Master Texts
"This site contains the full texts of literary masterpieces for you to
Master Works of Western
Lit "A hypertext-annotated compilation of lists of major works recommended
by Drs. Adler and Eliot, Charles Van Doren, Anthony Burgess, Clifton Fadiman,
the Easton Press, and many others."
Nag Hammadi Library
E-text editions of the fifty ancient gnostic texts found at Nag Hammadi.
Century in Print, Periodicals Various 19th Century periodicals'
full-text articles, all searchable.
The On-Line Books
Page 12,000+ e-text.
* Online Classic Horror
and Fantasy Fiction Very nice. A great collection of horror
and fantasy e-texts.
The Online Medieval and
Classical Library (DL SunSITE) If you're looking for medieval texts
online, you need go no further than this site.
Project Gutenberg Index Project
Gutenburg is a non-profit organization dedicated to making texts available
on the Web. (for free, ya lunkhead) They have a lot of stuff up already,
and the amount available is growing all the time. Project Gutenburg is
one of those bookmarks that no literate person should be without; you may
not use them for months of years, but it's very nice to know that they're
out there. (And I contributed The
Song Book of Quong Lee, something which I'm rather proud of.)
200 e-texts of Scandinavian work (mostly not in English, however).
Society for American Periodicals An excellent resource if you, like
me, do research into American periodicals.
for World Literature I Links to online resources for world literature
SF & Fantasy Books Online
Many fantasy and science fiction and fable e-texts.
* Shakespeare Homepage
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, along with a glossary, some
other resources, and links to other sites.
Welcome to The Vintage Library
Classic pulp fiction and stories online--how neat is that?
Women Writers Project A great assemblage of e-texts written by female
Related texts, Eddas, Sagas ... It's only got a few entries right now,
but it's Under Construction, and so perhaps we should check back in six
American Fiction 1851-1875 A very good assemblage of e-texts from that
time and place.
Cultronix An "interdisciplinary
journal of art and cultural studies."
Links to and information on dozens and dozens of magazines--not just web
magazines, but real ones.
Gray Areas Magazine A magazine about
* Hypertext Nonfiction
A very good journal of cultural studies, covering a wide range of topics.
Club A promising journal on undeservedly obscure writers. Unfortunately,
it seems to have sputtered to a halt after only one issue, but I hope it
will yet return.
Magportal A search engine for articles
from various free magazines.
New York Review of Books
As far as East Coast literati go, there is no better magazine than the
York Review. And now they've got, not only articles from their current
issue available, but also articles from previous issues--currently only
back through 1996, but eventually for their entire run, back through the
Nexus Magazine An online journal
"for information anarchists everywhere!"
"An electronic journal of early-modern literary and historical studies."
Welcome to the Electronic Newsstand
A very good guide to magazines' web presences.
NEW Would That It
Were "The Internet's Premier Magazine of Historical SF."
I don't really need to say much about these, do I?
on the Web For when you absolutely, positively must find that quote.
The Egyptian Book of the
The Holy Qu'ran
History of the American West A nice history of the U.S.'s West.
Spake Zarathustra Go Nietzsche! Go Nietzsche! Go Nietzsche!