AbeBooks.com - search 13,500 booksellers selling 100 million books
Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 655+ fables
Muhammad Ali - Wikiquote page has excerpts of this poetry and notable sayings
Amazon.co.uk - US buyers might save money on imports by ordering direct from Amazon UK
American Rhetoric.com - hundreds of examples of great speeches, interviews, etc.
Atlantic Online: Fiction - stories and poetry from The Atlantic Monthly
Audible.com - downloadable audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and radio shows
AuthorHouse - a self-publishing service
Author Webliography - links to author guides
BarnesandNoble.com - "The World's Largest Bookseller Online"
Bartleby.com - Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and more than 100 classic works
Bibliomania, The Network Library - e-texts of classic novels and poetry, study guides
Blake and Union - William Blake collection at Union College's Schaeffer Library
BookCrossing - a book-trading cooperative
Book Soup - bookstore in West Hollywood
BookWire - reviews etc.
Bookworm (KCRW-FM) - listen to recent programs online or download podcasts
Ray Bradbury [official site]
Brothers Grimm - a National Geographic site
Rita Mae Brown [official site]
Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. [tarzan.org]
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907-21
George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words - transcript of famous comedy routine
The Chelsea Hotel (NYC) - historic home-away-from-home to famous writers and musicians
Cliche Finder
Cliff's Notes - read study guides online for free, download PDF's at small charge
Andrei Codrescu:
Common Errors in English
Michael Crichton [official site]
Charles Dickens (Literature.org) - complete text of some of his greatest works
Dr. Grammar - Your Rx for Writing Ills
Dr. Seuss:
Electric Earl's Music Archive - includes lyrics for 200 songs, with audio clips, chord changes
Electronic Texts on the Internet - big list from "My Facts Page"
Engrish.com - real-life English typos from Japan [example: a CD labeled "Eric Crapton"]
ePub format for e-books:
  • EPUB - Wikipedia article explains the format
  • ePub Bud - free service converts your text into ePub format
  • epubBooks - free books for iPad, Sony or other mobile eReader
Etext Archives - electronic texts of all kinds
Europeana - the EU's massive digital library
Exquisite Corpse - literary journal edited by poet Andrei Codrescu
www.FetchBook.Info - easily compare prices of any book among 145 bookstores, 60,000 sellers
F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary (USC)
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts - extensive collection
Ken Follett [official site]
Allen Ginsberg [official site of The Allen Ginsberg Trust]
Google Books - search complete text of books and magazines; download e-books of public domain works; read past issues of LIFE and other magazines
Grimm Brothers @ nationalgeographic.com
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift - complete text plus study materials
Mystery Time Line
Jenny Holzer's Truisms - slogans flash on your screen, you can also suggest changes or submit sayings of your own
Nick Hornby:
IdiomSite.com - origins of common sayings (slang words & phrases)
International Collection of Tongue Twisters - in dozens of languages
InterText - an online fiction magazine
ISBN search:
Erica Jong [official site]
Stephen King [official site]
LibriVox - download free audiobooks of public domain works, read aloud by volunteers
List of Dictionaries
Los Angeles Times: books
Lulu.com - self-publishing service
Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature - Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century, Restoration & 18th Century
Rod McKuen - A safe place to land
Edna St. Vincent Millay:
Modern Language Association - makers of the famous MLA Stylesheet
Mortified: Woe and Tell - embarrassing old photos, poems and diaries
The New York Review of Books
New York Times: books
The Online Books Page - thousands of books that you can download for free (from University of Pennsylvania)
Page By Page Books. Read Classic Books Online, Free.
Paraphilia Magazine
Dorothy Parker's New York
Penguin Classics
Edgar Allan Poe (the reason they call it poetry?):
Project Gutenberg - thousands of downloadable public-domain works
The Quotations Page - includes links to other quote collections
The Ayn Rand Institute: The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism
Random House
Anne Rice [official site]
Arthur Rimbaud: The Drunken Boat
Roget's Internet Thesaurus
Michele Serros:
Anne Sexton:
Skylight Books - bookstore in Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
WH Smith - bookseller based in the U.K.
Sonnet Central - an archive of English sonnets, commentary, pictures, links
Bill Thompson's Eye on Books - author interviews, book summaries, literary quotes
Today In Literature - great stories, people, books and events in literary history
Today's Pun
Travels With Samantha - an award-winning e-book, with text and photos:
Mark Twain at Large: His Travels Here and Abroad
The Unh! Project - a collection of guttural moans from comics
Village Voice: books
Walt Whitman: Poet at Work - the four Walt Whitman Notebooks [Library of Congress]
WHOM - check out the controversy over the word whom (Google search results)
The Wren's Nest - home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus tales (Br'er Rabbit and Tar-Baby)
Yahoo! Arts:Humanities:Literature - thousands of links grouped by category
ZAHIR Unforgettable Tales: A Journal of Speculative Fiction


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