- The homepage of the Kate Chopin International Society; an excellent source of information on the life and works on one of Louisiana's most famous authors.
- Index for use with Memories of a Southern Woman of
Letters by Grace Elizabeth King
- An online version of the index prepared by Rita Curry-Pittman.
- Louisiana Authors
- From Louisiana State University, the site is "an attempt to bring together
a working bibliography of Louisiana authors,
their works, and biographical information." The list is currently no longer being maintained.
- Louisiana Center for the Book
- The Center was "established in the State Library of Louisiana in 1994 for the purpose of stimulating public interest in reading, books and libraries."
- Louisiana Publishers
- Garrett County Press
- "Garrett County Press is a critically acclaimed micropress based in New Orleans."
- Margaret Media, Inc.
- "Margaret Media, Inc. since 1981 researches, publishes and promotes Louisiana's people, culture
and music. [The] name honors Margaret Haughery, Irish social worker in 19th century New Orleans."
- Morgana Press
- A small press based in the French Quarter
- The home page of a local (Gretna, La., that is!) publisher.
- The Walker Percy
- Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this is a rich
source of information on this author, who made
Louisiana his home.
- The Official Anne Rice Web
- Everything you've ever wanted to know about one of New Orleans' most
famous and visible authors.
- The Tennessee
Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
- Find out about the annual festival
Louisiana author Lyle Saxon (1891-1946),
novelist, historian, and director of the Louisiana
Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress
Administration, which compiled Gumbo Ya-Ya,
a collection of Louisiana folktales, and also valuable
and enduring guides to New Orleans and to the state.
[Robert Tallant Collection, Louisiana Division]
- Academy of American
- The homepage of this group "founded in 1934 to support American poets at
all stages of their careers and to
foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry." Includes links to audio
clips of poets reading their own works.
- Berkeley's catalog of electronic texts. You can search or browse.
- Banned Books Week
- Celebrating the freedom to read!
- Full text online books
- The 10th edition of Bartlett's online. Search for quotations by keyword or
- The digital counterpart of the American Library Association's
Booklist magazine offers current and archived
- The Booklist Center
- "The worlds' largest selection of booklists"
- Building Rainbows
- A site where you can read and discuss book reviews, learn how to write them, and add your own
reviews for others to read.
- "Now that all of the CliffsNotes Literature guides are available free online, there's no reason not to study with the best!"
- The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
- E-text versions of the author's works, links to critical essays, and information on Poe's life in
- Electronic Text Center of VIRGO
- Digital manuscripts of textbooks and classic teaching works.
- Encyclopedia Mythica
- "This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains over 6100 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world."
- Favorite Poem Project
- What is your favorite poem? Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky wants to know.
- Greek Mythology Link
- Comprehensive guide to Greek myths, containing sections on major events in
Greek mythology, individual entries for divine, mortal, and semi-divine
characters, genealogical tables, maps, and a bibliography.
- Project Gutenberg
- One of the first--and still one of the largest--e-text sites
- Guys Read
- A web-based literacy program designed to help boys find stuff they like to read.
- Literary Market Place
- The online directory of the book publishing industry--from Bowker.
Mississippi Writers Page
- The Internet guide to Mississippi writers.
- The Moonlit Road
- Each month this site will feature new Southern stories of the curious and
the paranormal, told by some of the region's best storytellers. If you
have the needed software installed, you can listen to the stories. You
can also read the text versions.
Toni Morrison Page
- Links to biographies, bibliographies, and the works of the Nobel
Prize-winning American author.
- Good sites for mystery lovers:
- The New
York Times Book Section
- You must register first, but the Book Review is full text and
- Online Literary Criticism Collection
- From the Internet Public Library, 2504 critical and biographical websites about authors and their
works that can be
browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
- The Pulitizer Prizes
- Lists of award winners, information about their award-winning work,
and biographical sketches.
- "What we've attempted to accomplish here is to track down book reviews that are available for
everyone on the internet, without having to register or pay to read them. We're not interested in just a short
blurb or small section of someone else's review. We try to find entire reviews of books that help the reader
gather the information they seek to determine if the book is worth their money or not. We prefer reviews that
deal with each book at length, but sometimes settle for smaller reviews when lengthier ones are unavailable.
For each book listed here, we try to find at least three reviews on different internet sites."
- The Romance
- Book reviews, features, author interviews--the latest on your favorite
romance novels and writers.
- The Complete
- All of the plays and the poetry, a search engine, Shakespeare-related
links and more.
- SparkNotes Online Study
- "The only free study guides produced by Harvard students for students
everywhere." Guides to Beowulf, The Great Gatsby, Romeo
and Juliet and more.
- Wright's American Fiction, 1851-1875
- A project to provide full text versions of the nearly 3,000 titles listed in Lyle H. Wright's bibliography
of American fiction.
- Young Adult Books
- From about.com
- Yahoo's list of