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Literary Links

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

An online edition of the eighteen-volume Cambridge History of English and American Literature.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an online catalog of Shakespeare’s Plays.

Folktexts: Folklore and Mythology

Created by the University of Pittsburg, a collection of full-text folk tales from around the world.

Grimm Brothers' Home Page

Created by the University of Pittsburgh, this site outlines the life and works of the Grimm brothers. It also provides links to other sites related to the Brothers Grimm.

Internet Archive

Offers access to digital-born and scanned print texts. It is a digital library that seeks to encourage new users to utilize its resources in new contexts.

Myths, Folktales, & Fairytales

From Scholastic, this site presents myths, folktales, and fairytales from around the world, as well as interviews and activities for learning. Search for myths by geographic region.

Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection

Created by the National Council of Teachers of English and ExxonMobil and originally debuting on PBS in 2000, this collection offers resources on American literature for teachers and students. The site includes a literary map of the U.S. and links to useful online materials for some of the most widely taught American writers.

Poetry Foundation

Find poems by category, author, first line, occasion or popularity.


This website offers free literary guides to major English works, as well as sample literary quizzes, flashcards, and writing advice. College guides and test prep for the SAT, ACT, AP courses, and the GRE are also included.

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