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'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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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 -
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."
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.]
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.
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.
Dickens - http://redwood.org/library/GreatExpectations.htm#Life of
On the library's webpage about the novel, Great Expectations, this has
links to several websites about the English author.
"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
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)
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
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,
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)
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.
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,
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.
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.
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,
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.
"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."