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Literature--Literary Criticism/Summaries

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American Literature Pathfinder developed by Ms. Elliott

American Literature Webmix

Discovering Collection
Literary Criticism, biographies, and much more on over 3000 authors can be found in this database. Passwords are required if used from home. See library staff.

Novels for Students Ebooks Click here for index to all volumes (print and ebook)
Literary Criticism, biographies, plot summaries, character analysis, historical context and much more! This link will take you to Volumes 17 - 24.Passwords are required if used from home. See library staff. Print volumes are available in the library too!

IPL Online Literary Criticism
There are 3936 biographical and critical essays on authors here.

From the UNC student newspaper, “Shmoop provides an in-depth analysis of themes, characters, literary devices … and the list goes on. This content is all provided by Ph.D. and masters’ students, much more than can be said for sites like Wikipedia.org. Shmoop’s content is all regulated and updated on the norm by a full-time staff. What some have said is the best part of Shmoop.com is that it provides multiple perspectives on the same topic, not the stereotypical one-sided argument”.

Literary Analysis and Criticism from Owl at Purdue University
Topics include image in

, literary terms, literary theory andools of criticism, as well as reverse outlining, writing a literary analysis presentation, and writing about various forms of literature.

Western World Literature: Criticisms and Resources
Primarily covers Dante, Euripides, Virgil, Homer, Cervantes, Moliere, and Greek and Roman Literature.

Literature Criticism
"The criticism collection includes more than 40,000 full-length or excerpted essays, spanning more than 25 years of literary criticism." from enotes.com
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Free source for literary analysis

Literary Criticism - LibrarySpot.com
Links to over 3,300+ critical and biographical sites.

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide

Eighteenth-Century Studies
Novels, plays, memoirs, treatises and poems of the period are kept here (in some cases, influential texts from before 1700 or after 1800 as well), along with modern criticism.

Provides summaries and study questions for a wide variety of authors.

Pink Monkey.Com
Find over 320 free literature summaries, study guides, and online classic texts. Registration is required.

New York Times : Books
Detailed reviews of new titles, with interviews of authors and bestseller lists.

A Glossary of Literary Criticism
Terms to use in critical analysis of literature.

Literary Resources on the Net
This is a searchable and comprehensive guide to author information with some critical links.

Literary Devices
Find definitions of Literary devices, literary elements, literary techniques, and literary terms.
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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen Information Page
Full-text of Jane Austen's works, her biography and background information as well as information on the Regency Period.
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Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice-Notes on Random Topics
Contains a chronology, character and place listing and more with many links.
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Recreating Jane Austen
Analysis of the book including an interesting discussion of the significance of letters and correspondence in the novel.
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Capesthorne Hall-Rooms (Architecture of English Country Home)
See examples of the rooms and style of a currently utilized English Country Home.
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The Country House--an essay
Narrative text outlines the authors experience with country homes in England.
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Jane Austen and the Evolution of English Country Houses
"This is a brief description of how the English country house evolved up to the time of Jane Austen, and some remarks on Jane Austen's most unusual use of a house in her stories."
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Jane Austen and the Evolution of English Country Houses
"This is a brief description of how the English country house evolved up to the time of Jane Austen, and some remarks on Jane Austen's most unusual use of a house in her stories."
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Literature--Full Text Works

Internet Classics Archive
Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English.
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American Studies @ the University of Virginia--Hypertexts
Full-text from authors such as Henry Adams, Emerson, Harriet Jacobs, Sinclair Lewis, Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many more.

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Digital Dante Project
A great site featuring online, multimedia teranslation of Divine Comedy in the original Italian and Longfellow's translation. Complete with illustrations, study guides, and information about Dante.

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Classic Short Stories
Short stories by authors such as Poe, Hawthorne, Dylan Thomas and others.
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Literature--Author Information

Discovering Collection
Literary Criticism, biographies, and much more on over 3000 authors can be found in this database. Passwords are required if used from home. See library staff.

American Authors on the Web
Links to links of many author pages.

American Authors
From Donna Campbell of Washington State University. Included is biographical essays, a timeline and information on literary movements.

American Writers
Brief biographical organized by year presented by C-Span as accompanying materials to programs aired.

Great Writers
Covers webpages and information on hundreds of writers around the world.

Writers by Country/Language
From About.com

Quotation Websites

Author Quotes
Links from About.com

King Arthur

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Pictures of knights, historical vs. legendary Arthur, land, structures, characters, time period map and other features are used to give a picture of life during the reign of King Arthur.
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Favorite Poems
"America saying poems they love."

Poems Out Loud
"The site features columns and recorded readings by well-known and award-winning poets as well as general poetry news and ephemera."

Poets and Writers, Inc.
Poets & Writers, Inc. is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization. Contests are featured here, funding sources to support poetry, publication information, forums and more.
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Poets Daily
Get a poem a day here, sign up to receive a poem with commentary every day through email, read articles written about poetry and check out the special features.
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Poetry Magazine
Featured poets of the day and of the month offer free poems online. In addition, find current information on poetry, publications and contests.
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Poetry Express
Learn to write poetry, publish it, get tips and techniques and read others' works.
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Poetry 180
Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year.
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Academy of American Poets
Find a poet, a specific poem, listen to poetry being read and find literary links here.
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Locate biographies, and full text poetry from American poets.
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Representative Poetry Online
Biographies, and full text poetry from many famous poets.
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Modern American Poetry Home
Essays, multimedia and comprehensive information about American poets with analyses of their work.
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Atlantic Unbound: Poetry Pages
The spotlight is on famous modern poets and looks back on writers from the past. Includes RealAudio recording of poems and a large selection of poems published by Atlantic.
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Name Research

Behind the Name -Etymology and history of first names
Find the meaning of any English, Spanish, German, Arabic, French, Indian, Italian and Irish first names.
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Trace the history of your surname
Get brief information about the origin of your surname.
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Surname Origins Index
Some links to surnames and their origin.
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Surname Origin List
Look up the meaning and origin of your surname.
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U.S. Surname Distribution List
Find the places where your surname is most common.

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Behind the Name - The Etymology and history of surname
The Etymology and history of English, Dutch, Spanish, Scottish, German, Italian, Irish, French, Scandinavian, Welsh, and Jewish surnames.
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Baby Name Locator
Find the origin and meaning of first names and also the most popular baby names by year.
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Baby Center: Baby Names
Find the meaning of first names or type in the meaning and find a name.
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after a visit to this site, the problem won't be finding a name you like-it will be choosing among your options
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Baby Names: Meanings of Names
Search for the meaning of a name, or type in a meaning and find the name that matches.
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Character Naming Resources
Enormous number of links to name sites similar to those above. Does include many ethnic naming sites, e.g. African, Arabic, Hungarian, Chinese, Sikh and more.
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Other Sites

Wilton's Word and Phrase Origins
Locate the reasoning behind words and phrases here.
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A+ Research & Writing
Step by step approach to a successful research project.
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The Pulitzer Prizes
Locate the winners of this prize through the timeline or the search feature.
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Children's Literature Web Guide
Find lists of best books, online children's books, and resources for parents, lists of web sites related to literature.
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SCORE Language Arts
Find framworks, content standards, with lessons in cyberguides(aligned with California content standards) and teacher resources.
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101 Things to do with Books
Print this out and give one to each student to keep or swap to do projects.
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English Online
English Online is part of an ongoing English professional development contract between Unitec in Schools and the New Zealand Ministry of Education
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Novel Guides

To Kill a Mockingbird Survival Guide
From Belmont High School in Los Angles Unified School District.

Of Mice and Men Survival Guide
From Belmont High School in Los Angles Unified School District.

Teacher Units

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Updated 05/04