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African American Poetry 1700-1900Includes the full text of almost 3000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. African-American Poetry is a resource for researchers in black studies, linguistics, women's studies, black literary heritage, and comparative studies. The poetry explores a multitude of topics, including abolition, children, civil rights, dreams, education, fugitive slave law, Indian raids, liberty, political issues, prejudice, and slavery. The database includes allegories, broadsides, children's poems, elegiac poems, epics, hymns, odes, patriotic poems, and sonnets.
Afro-Americana ImprintsCreated from the Library Company’s acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection—an accumulation that began with Benjamin Franklin and steadily increased throughout its entire history—this unique online resource will provide researchers with more than 12,000 printed works. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture.
American DramaCurrently contains more than 700 plays from over 300 dramatists of American dramatic literature.
American Poetry 1600-1900A collection of 1,200 books and anthologies of early American poetry providing access to 40,000 poems of American writers from the 17th to the early 20th century. This database contains the works of all major American poets and also covers many less familiar names. The complete text of each poem is included. Any accompanying text written by the original author and forming an integral part of the work, such as notes, dedications, and prefaces to individual poems, is also generally included.
America's Historical ImprintsComprehensive online resource offer more than 150,000 early American books, pamphlets, broadsides and rare printed materials. Featuring extensive indexing and full bibliographic information, they illuminate centuries of American history, literature, culture and daily life. Unique and authoritative, these fully searchable products enable researchers to browse and explore America’s past in unprecedented ways.
ARTFLARTFL consists of nearly 3,000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy.
Children's Literature and CultureExplore the golden age of children’s literature and chart the evolution from chapbooks to the ‘book beautifuls’ of the early twentieth century. The collection includes the history and literature of childhood between the 1820s and 1920s. Rare books and unique works of art trace the development of children’s publishing from early mass-produced items through to the flourishing print culture that followed.
Early American FictionContains 440 works of 80 novelists and short-story writers from 1774-1850. This database comprises the full texts of the first editions of American novels and short stories written before 1850 by authors of significance during their lifetimes.
Early English Books Online (EEBO)Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.
Editions and Adaptations of ShakespeareComplete text of eleven major editions of Shakespeare's works from the First Folio to the Cambridge edition of 1863-6, twenty-four separate contemporary printings of individual plays, selected apocrypha and related works and more than 100 adaptations, sequels and burlesques from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)Provides 180,000 English language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800, in essence, every significant English language and foreign language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
Eighteenth Century DramaThis collection, an online version of the Larpent Collection, contains every British play submitted for license between 1737 and 1824. Hundreds of documents providing social context, such as playbills, correspondence, set designs and actor portraits, as well as financial and legal documents are included.
Eighteenth Century FictionContains the complete text of 96 works of English prose from the period 1700-1780, by writers from the British Isles. All of the most widely-studied texts are in the database, alongside others long neglected or unavailable. The complete text of each work is included. First editions have been used unless considered unreliable. Some original images are included, linked from the appropriate point in the text. Tristram Shandy has been scanned in its entirety, to capture all of its idiosyncrasies.
English Poetry 600 - 1900Contains the full text of over 175,000 poems by over 1,400 poets from British Commonwealth and ex-colonial countries, between the years 600 and 1900. This database contains the full text of over 4400 poetry collections listed in the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. Many of these collections are rare books, unavailable in print form. The database includes the works of writers listed as poets, writers whose main entry appears under another genre but who are cross-referenced to poetry and a few additional writers of poetry not cross-referenced. Works in English of Welsh, Scottish, and Irish poets are included. The full-text and any relevant accompanying text written by the poet.
English Prose Drama 1280-1915English Prose Drama is based on plays listed in the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature that were written or intended for the stage and wholly or primarily in prose. EPD contains more than 1,800 plays by approximately 400 authors from the Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. The full text of each drama is included with any accompanying text written by the author and forming an integral part of the work.
English Verse Drama 13th-19th CenturiesEnglish Verse Drama contains the full text of more than 2,200 works of poetry intended for the stage by over 500 named authors and over 300 anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century through the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods to the end of the nineteenth century. A verse drama is generally defined as a work acted on or intended for the stage which is either completely in verse or includes significant verse content. The database also includes masques and short dramatic pieces written primarily in verse, selected translations, works written for children and numerous adaptations. The entire text of each verse drama is included, together with any accompanying text written by the original author.
Loeb Classical LibraryEvery work in the Loeb Classical Library is classified by language, form, genre, subject, and date, making both navigation and browsing far easier than facing all those volumes on the bookshelf. Whether you are looking for a person or place, a quotation, or how a particular word has been translated in a work, by an author, or across the entire Library, you will find it quite easily, as every word of the Greek, Latin, and English is fully searchable. And whatever you find in the Library can be saved and organized in your own digital workspace or one can share bookmarks and notes with other users.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)Content is sourced from the world's preeminent libraries and archives. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages. Because some documents are rare and in delicate or extremely fragile condition, Gale Digital Collections works in close coordination with curators and preservationists to maintain the originals for posterity. With authoritative content, trustworthy and extensive bibliographic information, and technology that fits the needs of today's researchers, Nineteenth Century Collections Online is poised to provide detailed research on the nineteenth century.
Nineteenth Century Literary SocietyThis digital resource covers the period of 1768-1900 and enables researchers to discover the golden age of the Nineteenth Century Literary Society that published genre-defining titles including Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, Austen’s Emma, and Livingstone’s Missionary Travels. In addition, the resource makes available the most complete archival collection of Lord Byron, charting both literary triumph and personal scandal.
Sabin AmericanaOver 29,000 works about the Americas published from 1500 to 1926 including books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and more.
Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare LibraryContains unique prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books describe key performances in Great Britain and the United States, between the 17th and 20th centuries. This resource also contains curated case studies built around 17 selected performances with supplementary materials.
Shakespeare's Globe Archive: Theatres, Players & PerformanceThis collection of documents offers insights into the performance practice in the particular space of the reconstructed Globe Theatre. It details the way in which the theatre was constructed as a place of radical experiment. It documents over 200 performances through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programmes, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.
TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae)Greek texts from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453 with text displayed in Greek. Users must create a username and password and log in with these credentials in order to access the full corpus of content.
Travel Writing, Spectacle, and World HistoryThis resource offers a window into 19th and 20th century travel writing, as it documents travel to British, French, Chinese, and American destinations through the writing of women. Themes within this collection include empire, tourism, war, politics, cultural history, nature, the environment, and spiritual enlightenment.
20th Century African American PoetryContains 12,000 poems by more than 100 African-American poets, including Audre Lorde, Langston Hughes, Rita Dove, and others. Biographical profiles accompany each poet's work.
20th Century American PoetryContains 52,000 poems from collected works and individual volumes of poetry covering the works of most major twentieth-century American poets beginning with the traditionalists, continuing through the modernists, and moving through to the contemporary works of the 1990s. The broad coverage of Twentieth-Century American Poetry includes all the major movements and schools, including the New School, the Chicago School, the Southern School, the Confessionals, the Beats, and the Black Mountain poets.
20th Century English Poetry20th Century English Poetry contains over 44,000 poems by 288 poets, incorporating the Modern Poetry Collection and The Faber Poetry Library. The complete text of each poem is included, and any integral images are also scanned. Introductions and prefaces to the volumes are included, as are all notes and any prose sections.
Women Writers OnlineOver 300 texts published between 1526 and 1850 focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics provides an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period.
Victorian Popular CultureResource for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focus is on English texts published during the "long" nineteenth century, from the beginnings of Mesmerism in 1779 through to the 1930s.
British Literary ManuscriptsBritish Literary Manuscripts presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Coverage begins with medieval through Renaissance era and from 1660-1900. The collection provides an intimate look into the lives and works of major literary figures and allows insights into the history, culture and context surrounding more than two centuries of British literary achievement.
Literary Manuscripts, Berg collectionMost of these unique Victorian manuscripts are unavailable in any medium elsewhere. They are supplemented by some rare printed materials, including early editions annotated by the authors. Unpublished poems, working notebooks, holograph manuscripts and drawings trace the inspiration behind the period’s greatest works.
Literary Manuscripts, Leeds: 17th and 18th century poetryThis resource offers access to facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse, held in the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. The manuscripts can be explored using the BCMSV database, which includes first lines, last lines, attribution, author, title, date, length, verse form, content, and bibliographic references for over 6,600 poems in the collection
Perdita Manuscripts“Perdita” means “lost woman” and the quest of the Perdita Project has been to find early modern women authors who were “lost” because their writing exists only in manuscript form. The manuscripts in this site were written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Romanticism: Life, Literature and LandscapeThis digital collection offers students and researchers of the Romantic period unique access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey.