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Full-Text Literature Online



Great Books Online: search dozens of reference books, or read fiction, poetry, or plays online

The Literature Page

Read classic books, plays, stories, poems, essays, and speeches online

The Literature Network


Read Print

A free online library, offering thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast

Read Book Online

Select a book to read online any time at your convenience from a site that contains hundreds of books from hundreds of authors; select from fictions/novels, short stories, poems, essays, and plays


Thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays

Project Gutenberg

Find classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries

African American Literature

A comprehensive guide to African American Literature during the 20th Century, including over 75 novels, poems, autobiographies, and essays, along with summaries of the selected literature


Short Story Classics

Classic short-stories online

East of the Web

Short stories: children’s, crime, fiction, horror, humour, nonfiction, romance, hyperfiction


Passions in Poetry

Find a poem for any mood or occasion

Academy of American Poets

Read or listen to poems and find information about poets and poetry

Modern American Poetry

An online journal and multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000), Edited by Cary Nelson

Poet’s Corner

A user-friendly library of works by hundreds of authors covering thousands of years


Classic Horror Literature

Dark Stories’ library of links to classic horror works online

Dark Stories’ Feature Page

Dark fiction short stories

Dead City Library

Includes visionary fiction of all sorts, literature of people who were classified insane, holy scriptures of deviant or private or long-extinct religions, delirious creation myths, books of the dead and tractates by ferocious mystics

Literature of the Fantastic

Library of public domain fantasy, science fiction, and horror works online


Some full-text short stories and poems

University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Website

Includes electronic library and symbolism dictionary


The Copperfield Review

A Journal for Readers and Writers of Historical Fiction, includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, and more