Abelard and Heloise; Letters of
Abolishing Christianity; An Argument Against
Abolition of Man, The (1943)
Abyssinia; The Prince of
Account of the Great Experiment Concerning the Equilibrium of Fluids
Acute Diseases, On Regimen in
Adams, The Education of Henry
Address to the Christian Nobility
Ado About Nothing, Much
Advancement of Learning
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The
Adventures of Ideas
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
Advice to a Young Poet, A Letter of
Affections, Treatise Concerning Religious
African War, The
After the Ball
Aids to Reflection
Aims of Education and Other Essays, The
Air, Treatises on the Equilibrium of Liquids and on the Weight of the Mass of the
Airs, Waters, and Places; On
Alexandrian War, The
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
All's Well That Ends Well
America, Democracy in
American Scene, The
American Tragedy, An
Amicitia, Laelius de
Amontillado, The Cask of
Analysis of the Ego, Group Psychology and the
Analysis of Mind, The
Analytical Theory of Heat
Ancient Mariner, Rime of the
Ancient Medicine, On
Angler, The Compleat
Animal Faith, Skepticism and
Animals, On the Gait of
Animals, On the Generation of (Aristotle)
Animals, On the Generation of (Harvey)
Animals, The History of
Animals, On the Motion of
Animals, On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in
Animals, On the Parts of
Antiquities of the Jews
Antony, Life of
Antony and Cleopatra
Anxiety; Inhibitions, Symptoms, and
Apprenticeship, Wilhelm Meister's
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Great Books E-Text Collections
Formerly The English Server; based at the College of LAS at Iowa State University. This site offers over twenty thousand works covering a variety of interests (from art to philosophy to recipes and more).
MIT Internet Classics Archive
The Internet Classics Archive contains over 400 works (mostly Greek and Roman) from 59 different authors. Visitors may contribute to forum-style discussions of the various works.
The granddaddy of the E-text sites, Project Gutenberg has set a goal of giving away
10,000 E-texts each to one hundred million readers by 2001 - a total of one trillion files.
Project Gutenberg's English-translation E-texts are carried on 15 servers worldwide. In addition,
carries German-language documents.
Univ. of Okla. Law Center
This page contains links to the text of over 100 U.S. (and earlier) historical documents, from the Magna Carta (1215) to President George W. Bush's Inaugural Address.
Great Books E-Text Indexes
Malaspina Great Books
Loaded with resources about many classic works and their authors. If you want more than just the texts, this
site is a must.
Great Books Organizations
Center for the Study of the Great Ideas
The Center for the Study of the Great Ideas, founded by Dr. Mortimer Adler and Dr. Max Weismann, has two main purposes:
to "awaken citizens from their moral and intellectual slumbers and to understand why philosophy is everybody's
business;" and to "promulgate the insights and ideals embedded in Dr. Adler's lifelong intellectual work in the fields
of Philosophy, Liberal Education, Ethics and Politics."|
Great Books Foundation
The Great Books Foundation "is an independent, nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to provide people of
all ages with the opportunity to read, discuss, and learn from outstanding works of literature." Established in 1947,
the Foundation has helped thousands of people to begin their own Great Books discussion groups.|
Great Books Discussion Groups/Forums/Chat Rooms
Kill Devil Hill
Kill Devil Hill has an eclectic grouping of forums and chat rooms for literature lovers. At last check I
counted nearly 100 chatrooms (and as many discussion groups), probably half of them on literature.
A gold mine of biographical information about over 1000 authors, from the famous to the totally obscure. Sorted by
last name and birthday (hence, the "Calendar"), so you can see which authors share your birthday (or throw a birthday party
for your favorite!). Just select "Authors' Calendar" from the left-side menu.
Free Book Notes
The site links to online study guides and summaries of books ancient, classic and modern, with over 60,000 resources
linked. The specific page linked above is a page of links to etext collections, divided into four categories - classics,
contemporary, specialty, and kids' books.
Great Books Guide
A guide to not only the Great Books, but other classic literature as well as modern novels. Includes short reviews,
synopses, interviews and profiles, a sugested reading list, and more.
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