The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the the 20-volume "Shelf of Fiction". Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher,religion, folklore, and historical subject through the twentieth century.
This site includes a digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world. You can search by age, subject, character, color of book cover, and more. There are online books in many different languages.
The goal of the Library of Southern Literature is to make one hundred of the most important works of Southern literature published before 1920 available world-wide for teaching and research. Currently, this collection includes over eighty titles that were digitized with special funding from the Chancellor and the University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Literature Project is a collection of classic books, poems, speeches, and plays. For each piece of literature, the site offers a free online eBook that can be easily read and searched. In addition, each online book includes links to a downloadable eBook version. They also offer text-to-speech software that can be downloaded from the site.
The Making of America is a digital library of primary sources in 19th century American social history from the Antebellum period through Reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints.
Many of the etexts are from the November 2003 Project Gutenberg DVD, which contains the entire Project Gutenberg archives except for the Human Genome Project and audio eBooks, due to size limitations, and the Project Gutenberg of Australia eBooks, due to copyright. As of July 2004 most current Project Gutenberg texts are available here, usually within the week of release. There are also public domain and creative commons works from many other sources.
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