For the OU Community (requires 4x4 login)
- British Literary Manuscripts, 1120-1900Facsimile images of letters, poems, plays, novels, and other literary works. Covers the medieval era through the 19th century.
- British Periodicals, 1680-1930Periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th, including several on literature and culture.
- Literary Manuscripts from the Berg CollectionManuscripts, including unpublished poems, working notebooks, correspondence, and drawings, by a broad range of authors, including the Bronte sisters, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, and Alfred Tennyson.
- Nineteenth Century Collections OnlineThe European Literature, 1970-1840: the Corvey Collection module contains 3,250 works by more than 1,250 different authors from the later 18th and early 19th centuries, plus another 6,000 works in French or German.
- Romanticism: Life, Literature and LandscapeThe manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, including working notebooks, verse manuscripts and the correspondence of Wordsworth, Coleridge and more. Pieces from J. M. W. Turner and other artists of the period illustrate the landscape that inspired the Romantic movement.
On the Open Web
- Baldwin Library of Historical Children's LiteratureContains approximately 6,000 books and periodicals for children published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s onward. From the collection of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, University of Florida.
- Folger Digital TextsFree, high-quality digital texts of Shakespeare's plays taken from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions. Source code also available for free download for those interested in creating projects, etc.
- Free Audio Books700 free audio books of literature from Aesop to Vonnegut, curated by OpenCulture.com.
- Jane Austen's Fiction ManuscriptsThe first substantial collection of creative writings in Jane Austen's own hand. Click on Text to see both the facsimile and an easy-to-read transcription.
- Mark Twain Project OnlineOffers access to a variety of Mark Twain's writings, including texts, exhaustive notes, recently discovered letters, and documents relating to the author.
- Modernist Journals ProjectSeveral fully-digitized cultural, literary, and political magazines published in the first two decades of the 20th century. A few examples include The English Review, The Little Review, Scribner's, and Poetry.
- NINES (Networked Infrastructure for 19th Century Electronic Scholarship)A scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the 19th century and the digital research environment of the 21st. Aggregates and provides federated searching of peer-reviewed online journals and digital exhibits relevant to the study of Victorian-era literature, history, and culture.
- Rossetti ArchiveFeatures materials by and about the 19th century Victorian painter, designer, writer and translator, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Among the resources on this website are books, manuscripts, correspondence, pictures, and poems.
- Survey of English Dialects287 recordings of vernacular English recorded across rural England between 1950-1961.
- JSTOR Understanding SeriesA beta project from JSTOR that links scholarly articles to a growing collection of literary and other important written works, including all of Shakespeare's canonical plays
- Victorian Women Writers ProjectPrimarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres: poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more.
- Walt Whitman ArchiveMakes available resources by and about Walt Whitman including images, manuscripts, notebooks, essays, letters, and journalistic articles.
- World of DanteA multi-media research tool intended to facilitate the study of the Divine Comedy through a wide range of offerings.