Literary Authors
[Dewey numbers: 800s; 920s; 921s]
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| General Resources | | Individual Authors | | Poets |
| Fitzgerald & Hemingway | | Shakespeare | | George Orwell |
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General Author Resources

 
Author's Calendar - http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/calendar.htm
This is a great site from Finland where you can search for world authors "from Vergil (70 B.C.) to literature Nobel Prize winners" by day of the year (birthday), alphabetically by name or, using Google, by keyword.
Yahoo! Authors - http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Authors/
Yahoo's directory gived access to links on different types of authors including the Beat generation, children's, classics, horror, fiction, medieval, nature, nonfiction, drama, poetry, romance, science fiction & fantasy, Southern (U.S.), Victorian and young adult.
Google Authors - http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Literature/Authors/
As well as searching alphabetically this site also has links to authors by genre including: American Literature; Autograph Collecting; British Literature; Children's Literature; Fantasy; Horror; Humor; Mystery; Non-fiction; Romance; Science Fiction; Spirituality; Western; and Young Adult.
C-SPAN American Writers: A journey through history - http://www.americanwriters.org/
American writers who have been highlighted on C-SPAN programs are gathered chronologically by era from 1600 to 1975. For each featured author, a brief biography, critical assessment of works, and chronological listing of titles published are followed by Web sites about the author. Extended features require free membership registration. (LII)
Online Literary Criticism Collection - http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/
The Online Literary Criticism Collection leads to over 1,000 websites with criticism and biographical information about authors and their works. These sites are screened and selected for their usefulness, and are generally of a very high quality. (Internet Public Library)
Great Writers and Poets - http://www.xs4all.nl/~pwessel/writers.html
A collection of Home Pages for poets and writers from modern to ancient. These pages offer background information on many of the persons covered. Includes listings of literary prize and award winners. (Book Lovers)
The Pulitzer Prizes - http://www.pulitzer.org//index.html
The finest works of writing are annually recognized by this famous American prize for 80 years. Includes Pulitzer Prize-winning works from the past three years, including photos, editorial cartoons, music clips and the full text of all winning articles! Awards are given for journalism, letters, drama and music. See especially the Archive and History sections.
Romantic Circles - http://www.rc.umd.edu/indexjava.html
Website devoted to the study of Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, their contemporaries and historical contexts. Includes a link to Romantic Circles High School - http://www.rc.umd.edu/rchs/ "[d]edicated to the humanities, particularly the study of nineteenth-century British literature and culture, this project is equally dedicated to collaborative experiments in digital studies and online pedagogy."
Bohemian Ink: Authors - http://www.levity.com/corduroy/authors.htm
This Web site which deals with (mostly) contemporary authors and their literary work. [When printing from this site, which uses a black background, be sure to click on "Black text" under File/Page Setup in Netscape. Otherwise the text will not print.]
Literary Kicks - http://www.charm.net/~brooklyn/LitKicks.html
A page which draws together Internet informational resources on the "Beat Generation" of writers, such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder.

Individual Authors

Chinua Achebe - http://www.cyberartsweb.org/post/achebe/achebeov.html
A very comprehensive Web site on this Nobel Prize winning Nigerian author which covers his works and life.
The Louisa May Alcott Web - http://www.alcottweb.com/
This Web site has much information about this nineteenth century American author. Categories include: Writings; Picture Gallery; Reference Shelf; Official LMA [historic sites of interest]; and LMA on WWW.
Jorge Luis Borges - http://www.TheModernWord.com/borges/
The Garden of Forking Paths is the section of the Great Labyrinth devoted to Jorge Luis Borges. Here you will find information and resources on Borges and his works, links to other Borges sites across the Web, and miscellaneous Borges tidbits.
Charles Dickens - http://redwood.org/library/GreatExpectations.htm#Life of Charles
On the library's webpage about the novel, Great Expectations, this has links to several websites about the English author.
Dostoyevsky Research Station - http://www.kiosek.com/dostoevsky/contents.html
"[O]ne man's humble part-time attempt to create THE definitive reference site for the study of [the Russian author] Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and his considerable body of work.
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald (on the Library's Heminway & Fitzgerald Page) - http://redwood.org/library/hemingway_fitzgerald.htm#F. Scott
This is a list of websites about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his works.
Ernest Hemingway (on the Library's Heminway & Fitzgerald Page) - http://redwood.org/library/hemingway_fitzgerald.htm#Ernest
This is a list of websites about Ernest Hemingway and his works.
IQ Infinity: The Unknown James Joyce - http://www.robotwisdom.com/jaj/index.html
"These WWWeb pages offer a great deal of as-yet-unpublished research into Joyce's notebooks and early drafts. They show him pursuing a detailed analysis of human psychology, in ways that should prove useful to artificial intelligence theorists as they try to build a simulated human personality."
The Jack London Collection - http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/London/
Images, documents, writings and other informational resources related to the life of the noted California author, Jack London. Links are provided to the following: What's New; A Biography of Jack London; A short biography of John Griffiths London; Audio; Documents; Images; Writings; Bibliographies and Research Aids; Resources for Students; Resources for Teachers; Organizations, Publications, & Announcements; The Jack London Network (listserv); Jack London Web Sites & Events; and, The Jack London Fund. (Cal Berkeley SUNSite)
The Life and Works of Herman Melville - http://www.melville.org/
"The Life and Works of Herman Melville is a publication dedicated to disseminating information about Herman Melville on the Internet and the World Wide Web."
George Orwell - http://rhsweb.org/library/orwell.htm
A collection of links adapted from a page organized by Mr. Mathews' English students at Chico High School as they read Animal Farm, by George Orwell. It covers political as well as literary concepts considered in the book.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Google) - http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Literature/World_Literature/Russian/Authors/Solzhenitsyn,_Alexander/
Google's links to sites about the Russian Nobel Prize winner of such books as The First Circle, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, August 1914, The Red Wheel, and The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956.
The Center for Steinbeck Studies - http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/steinbec/srchome.html
Dedicated to the life and works of the Nobel Prize winning California author, John Steinbeck. Links are provided to: Center for Steinbeck Studies; ms.- Elaine Steinbeck, etc.; The John Steinbeck Award; Events; Steinbeck in the Schools; The Steinbeck Newsletter; Francaise- French Language; Espanol- Spanish Language; 2002 Centennial; Steinbeck's Life and Work; Visual Tour; Other Steinbeck Archives; Recommended Web Sites; Nobel Prize Speech; and, Journalism. (San Jose State University)
Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath - http://hs.sfwaldorf.org/classes/grapes/
This is the webpage of a class at the San Francisco Waldorf School about the famous novel of life in the 1930s California Central Valley. Check out especially the Multimedia Reading List for links to online resources.
Mark Twain (About.com) - http://marktwain.miningco.com/
This Web site links to resources by or about Mark Twain. They range from texts of his books to an analysis of his character's appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Shakespeare Resources (822.33)

William Shakespeare (About.com) - http://shakespeare.about.com/arts/shakespeare/mbody.htm
This Web site links to resources by or about Shakespeare. They range from the texts of the plays subdivided by type; Shakespearian actors; Authorship Debate; Biography; Criticism; Festivals; Films; Fun and Games; General Sites; Globe Theatre; Illustrated Works; Journals; Sonnets; Sources; and, Teacher Guides.
Google Directory to William Shakespeare - http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Literature/World_Literature/British/Shakespeare/
Google's directory leads you to sites which are selected by folks who are knowledgable about the author and have selectively chosen websites which are the most useful. Besides general site be sure to check the subdirectories including: Authorship; Chats and Forums; Education; Interactive; Magazines and E-zines; Organizations; Quotations; Reviews; and, Works; for info on those specific topics. Be sure to click on the other directory choices to find more sites about Shakespeare.
Romeo and Juliet Teaching Guide - http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/shakespeare/webguide.html
This teaching guide was prepared by a teacher in the L.A. Unified School District. It provides an outline of standards and lesson plans for the play including links to an online full-text version of the play.
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet - http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/
Dedicated to the understanding of Shakespeare's plays and other works. Includes information on a wide variety of topics related to Shakespeare. This is an excellent place to start research on Shakespeare, his life, and times.
Shakespeare Bookshelf - http://www.ipl.org/reading/shakespeare/shakespeare.html
This is an online version of all the works of William Shakespeare, from the Internet Public Library. Also includes links to other Internet information resources related to Shakespeare, his life and times.
Shakespeare Illustrated - http://www.cc.emory.edu/ENGLISH/classes/Shakespeare_Illustrated/Shakespeare.html
"Shakespeare Illustrated, a work in progress, explores nineteenth-century paintings, criticism and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another."
Sixteenth Century Ballads - http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ballads/ballads.html
"The goal of this project is to produce a collection of 'interesting' ballads from before 1600, containing sheet music and lyrics, both in their original form, and in a form intelligible to a modern listener."
Tudor England 1485-1603 - http://www.englishhistory.net/tudor.html
Information about the Tudors (Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I) kings and queens who ruled England during Shakespeare's time and earlier.
Currency Values in Elizabethan England - http://www.peak.org/shrewsbury/References/currency.html
Converts Elizabethan pounds to U.S. dollars. From the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire site.


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