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  • C-SPAN American Writers: A journey through history From March through December 2001, C-SPAN will look at the lives and works of selected American writers who have chronicled, reflected upon or influenced the course of our nation's history and explore what their works mean to Americans today.
  • Jean Hersholt: The Complete Andersen 'This site bills itself as the most comprehensive edition of Andersen's fairy tales in English (American) on the internet.'
  • Isaac Asimov Home Page Includes lists of his novels, short fiction, and essays, plus links to reviews, booksellers, and publishers.
  • Jane Austen Critical essay addressing the life and works of 19th-century English author Jane Austen. Includes a discussion of her early writings and of her mature works such as Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Also includes a list of works by Austen, a bibliography, and links to related sites. From a professor at Brandeis University. 
  • Ray Bradbury Biographical information about Ray Bradbury, author of science fiction novels such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles. Includes a video interview with the author, a chronology of his work, and active message boards. From Harper Collins.
  • The Burns Encyclopedia this full-text, online version of the definitive Robert Burns reference volume serves as a useful handbook to Scotland's most famous poet and the intellectual circles in which he turned.
  • Burns Country Everything you wanted to know about Robert Burns.
  • The Cervantes Project [.pdf] Sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation.
  • The Willa Cather Electronic Archive broad access to a variety of material documenting and contextualizing the work of one of America's most acclaimed writers.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer Home Page This site contains several resources useful to students and instructors studying Chaucer.
  • The Geoffrey Chaucer Website from Harvard.
  • Treasures in Full: Caxton's Chaucer This site contains images of William Caxton's two editions of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales,' probably printed in 1476 and 1483.
  • Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening -- PBS [RealPlayer] a companion to a PBS program on the life and work of nineteenth-century Louisiana author Kate Chopin
  • Kate Chopin website of the Kate Chopin International Society.
  • Roald Dahl [Macromedia Flash Player] this website contains a host of lovely features, including a photo gallery of Dahl at various moments throughout his life, a number of fine interactive features...
  • David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page offers concise introductory information on a wide variety of Dickens-related topics.
  • John Donne the complete works of John Donne, including spoken word versions of many of his poems.
  • The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle offers a nice selection of materials that relate the story of Doyle's own life and the many adventures of Holmes and Watson.
  • DreiserWebSource [RealOnePlayer] brings together a host of written ephemera, original essays, and electronic texts related to the life and writings of Theodore Dreiser from the Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library Collection at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Visitors can browse through these works if they so choose, or perform simple or proximity searches across the entire text.
  • The Hemingway Resource Center [RealOne Player] extended biographical essay on Hemingway, several bibliographies, and a FAQ section that answers some often asked questions about certain aspects of his life and writings.
  • Timeless Hemingway includes a wealth of information about Ernest Hemingway. The principal pages of the web site are described below.
  • Hermann Hesse Portal information on his life and writings.
  • Literature Network: Herman Hesse features a biographical essay and the complete text of Siddhartha
  • Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites a compendium of links and writings by and about the American writer Henry James.
  • The Samuel Johnson Sound Bite Page The most comprehensive collection of Samuel Johnson quotations on the web.
  • The Kipling Society information about the life and works of Rudyard Kipling.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin This is the official web site of Ms. LeGuin.
  • C. S. Lewis current news, biographies, articles about Lewis and his writings, links to other Web sites, etc.
  • Jack London's Writings This online collection, provided by the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE project, provides a wealth of material on London, including full-text versions of nearly all of his books, primary documents, and detailed bibliographies and finding aids. (SR)
  • The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe: An Electronic Edition from the Perseus Project at Tufts University
  • Edgar Allan Poe Biography and collection of material about poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe. Features a walking tour of Edgar Allan Poe's Publishers Row in New York City, a selected bibliography, and some of Poe's poems, such as The Raven and The Bells. Includes links to related sites and to profiles of other poets from the Romantic era. From the Academy of American Poets.
  • Red Room This website's goal is to create a social network for authors and readers. It features pages for authors including Maya Angelou, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Khaled Hosseini, and Amy Tan, with author biographies, lists of published works, blog entries, and audio and video clips (such as the 1988 San Francisco high school graduation speech by Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket). Browsable by author or genre. Also includes an events listing.
  • Walter Scott Digital Archive The Walter Scott Digital Archive is an Edinburgh University Library online resource created in the Special Collections Division. It is designed around the extensive Corson Collection of Walter Scott material held in Special Collections. We hope that in time this website will become the main source of information on the life and work of Sir Walter Scott on the web.
  • William Shakespeare who was he?
  • John Steinbeck collections at Stanford University.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center This site provides information about her life and writings, her house in Hartford, Connecticut, digitized documents, bibliographies, and links to related sites.
  • The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau [pdf] a source of information about the authorized Thoreau Edition of his complete works
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Mark Twain Papers and Project The Mark Twain Papers contain the private papers of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) that he himself segregated and made available to his official biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine.
  • Twain, Mark -- 1835-1910 focuses on how 'Mark Twain' and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated.