Virtual Library

A small sample of interesting and useful full-length texts available on the Web

Aiken, George L., contrib.: Uncle Tom's Cabin (New Version): A Melodrama in Five Acts (New York: Harold Roorbach, 1889), by Charles Townsend, also contrib. by Harriet Beecher Stowe (frame-dependent HTML at Virginia)

Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women (UK version: Part 1 of US version) (HTML at Bibliomania)

Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women (US version: includes 'Good Wives') (Gutenberg text)

Alger, Horatio: Ragged Dick

illustrated HTML at Virginia

text at Wiretap

Allen, William Francis, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison: Slave Songs of the United States. 1867.

Andersen, Hans Christian: Andersen's Fairy Tales (Gutenberg text)

Andersen, Hans Christian: Fairy Tales and Stories (with texts and cross-references), trans. by H. B. Paull (HTML in Israel)

Andersen, Hans Christian: The Tinder Box, and Other Stories, illust. by Helen Stratton (illustrated HTML at kellscraft.com)

Appleton, Victor: Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders

illustrated HTML at Virginia

Gutenberg text

Bannerman, Helen: The Story of Little Black Sambo (illustrated HTML at which.net)

Bannerman, Helen: The Story of Little Black Sambo, and The Story of Little Black Mingo (Gutenberg text)

Barnett, F. I., contrib.: The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition: The Afro-American's Contribution to Columbian Literature (Chicago: Ida B. Wells, 1893), by Ida B. Wells, also contrib. by Frederick Douglass and I. Garland Penn (HTML with commentary at Binghamton)

Barnum, P. T.: The Humbugs of the World (page images at MOA)

Barrie, J. M.: Peter and Wendy (also known as Peter Pan) (HTML at FireBlade)

Barrie, J. M.: Peter Pan (the novel; also known as Peter and Wendy) (Gutenberg text)

Baum, L. Frank: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (HTML at CMU)

Beard, John Relly: The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, The Negro Patriot of Hayti (London: Ingram, Cooke, and Co, 1853) (illustrated HTML and TEI at UNC)

Beecher, Catharine E.: An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism, With Reference to the Duty of American Females (second edition, 1837) (HTML at Virginia)

Beecher, Catharine E.: Religious Training of Children in the School, the Family, and the Church (page images at MOA)

Behn, Aphra: Oroonoko: Or, The Royal Slave (HTML at the English Server)

Blake, William: Songs of Experience (HTML and color page images at aa.net)

Clotel, or The President's Daughter (1835 edition) by William Wells Brown (Gutenberg text)

Brown, William Wells: Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave. 1849.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson: Little Lord Fauntleroy

illustrated HTML at Virginia

Gutenberg text

Burnett, Frances Hodgson: A Little Princess

HTML at Virginia

HTML at Baldwin Project

Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden (Gutenberg text)

Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes (HTML at CMU)

Bushnell, Horace: Christian Nurture (page images at MOA)

Caldecott, Randolph, illust.: Jackanapes, by Juliana Horatia Ewing (illustrated HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)

Caldecott, Randolph, illust.: Lob Lie-by-the-Fire: or The Luck of Lingborough, by Juliana Horatia Ewing (illustrated HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)

Carroll, Lewis: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, illust. by John Tenniel (illustrated HTML at CMU)

Carroll, Lewis: Alice's Adventures Under Ground (with illustrations by the author) (illustrated HTML at FireBlade)

Carroll, Lewis: Complete on-line works and commentary. (HTML at lewiscarroll.org)

Carroll, Lewis: The Hunting of the Snark (illustrated HTML at virginia.edu)

Carroll, Lewis: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, illust. by John Tenniel (illustrated HTML at Virginia)

Coolidge, Susan: What Katy Did (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887) (illustrated HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)

Coolidge, Susan: What Katy Did Next (HTML at Bibliomania)

Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock: The Little Lame Prince, illust. by Dorothy Todd (illustrated HTML at Virginia)

Darwin, Charles: On the Origin of Species HTML at talkorigins.org

Gutenberg text

Darwin, Charles: On the Origin of Species (sixth edition) (Gutenberg text)

Dickinson, Emily: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1924), contrib. by Martha Dickinson Bianchi (HTML at Bartleby)

Dixon, Thomas: The Clansman; an Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan. 1905.

Dixon, Thomas: The Leopard's Spots: A Romance of the White Man's Burden, 1865-1900 (illustrated HTML and TEI at UNC)

Dodge, Mary Mapes: Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (Gutenberg text)

Douglass, Frederick: The Heroic Slave illustrated HTML at Virginia

Douglass, Frederick: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881) (HTML and TEI at UNC)

Douglass, Frederick: My Bondage and My Freedom HTML at Virginia

Douglass, Frederick: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845) HTML at Virginia

Douglass, Frederick, contrib.: The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition: The Afro-American's Contribution to Columbian Literature (Chicago: Ida B. Wells, 1893), by Ida B. Wells, also contrib. by I. Garland Penn and F. I. Barnett (HTML with commentary at Binghamton)

Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes text files at tripod.com

Dworkin, Andrea: Selected Writings. (HTML at apc.org)

Eastman, Mary Henderson: Aunt Phillis' Cabin: or, Southern Life As It Is (Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo anandd Co, 1852) (frame-dependent HTML at Virginia)

Emerson, Ralph Waldo: The American Scholar (HTML at jjnet.com)

Ewing, Juliana Horatia: Jackanapes, illust. by Randolph Caldecott (illustrated HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)

Ewing, Juliana Horatia, contrib.: Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books, by Horatia K. F. Gatty (illustrated HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)

Ewing, Juliana Horatia: Lob Lie-by-the-Fire: or The Luck of Lingborough, illust. by Randolph Caldecott (illustrated HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)

Federal Writers' Project: Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 (all 17 volumes of Slave Narratives (pub. 1941), with additional material and commentary) (page images at loc.gov)

Federal Writers' Project: Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves (see Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938)

Fitzhugh, George: Cannibals All! or, Slaves Without Masters (HTML and TEI at UNC)

Fitzhugh, George: Sociology for the South: or, The Failure of Free Society (HTML and TEI at UNC)

Foxley, Barbara, trans.: Emile (in English and French), by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, also trans. by Grace G. Roosevelt (HTML at Columbia)

Franklin, Benjamin: The Autobiography and Other Writings (HTML at Bibliomania)

Franklin, Benjamin: Poor Richard's Almanack (1898 Century Company edition of selections) (frame-dependent page images at antiquebooks.net)

Gardner, Ella: Public Dance Halls: Their Regulation and Place in the Recreation of Adolescents (HTML and page images at LOC)

Gibran, Kahlil: The Prophet

Gilbert, Olive: Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850 edition), also by Sojourner Truth HTML at Celebration of Women Writers

Gilbert, Olive: Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1878 edition), also by Sojourner Truth (HTML at LOC) Gilbert, William S.: The Gondoliers (libretto, music, and commentary), also by Arthur Sullivan (multimedia at idbsu.edu) Gilbert, William S.: The Mikado (libretto, music, and commentary), also by Arthur Sullivan (multimedia at idbsu.edu)

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins: Herland HTML at Virginia

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins: The Yellow Wallpaper (with links to commentary) (HTML at utexas.edu)

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins: The Yellow Wallpaper illustrated HTML at Virginia

Grahame, Kenneth: The Wind in the Willows (HTML at Virginia)

Gray, Henry: Anatomy of the Human Body (Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1918) (illustrated HTML at Bartleby)

Grimke, Sarah Moore: Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman (HTML at pinn.net)

Grimm, Jacob: Grimm's Fairy Tales (from multiple editions), also by Wilhelm Grimm, trans. by Edgar Taylor and Mrs. Edgar Lucas, illust. by George Cruikshank and Arthur Rackham (illustrated HTML at Belinus Press)

Harris, Joel Chandler: Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings (Gutenberg text)

Hart, Albert Bushnell, ed.: Colonial Children, also ed. by Blanche E. Hazard (illustrated HTML at Virginia)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales (HTML at Eldritch Press)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Snow-Image: A Childish Miracle (HTML at Virginia)

Hendrickson, Linnea: Children's Literature: A Guide to the Criticism (searchable text files at unm.edu)

Hope, Laura Lee: The Bobbsey Twins at School (Gutenberg text)

Hope, Laura Lee: The Bobbsey Twins in the Country (Gutenberg text)

Hope, Laura Lee: The Bobbsey Twins: or, Merry Days Indoors and Out illustrated HTML at Virginia

Howell, Robert Boyte Crawford: The Evils of Infant Baptism (Charleston, SC: Southern Baptist Publication Society, 1852) (HTML at revelationwebsite.co.uk)

Jefferson, Thomas: Autobiography HTML at Virginia

HTML at Bibliomania

Jefferson, Thomas: Declaration of Independence (HTML at Michigan)

Johnson, James Weldon: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (HTML at Eldritch Press)

Johnson, James Weldon, ed.: The Book of American Negro Poetry, Chosen and ed. with an essay on the Negro's Creative Genius (HTML with commentary at boondocksnet.com)

Johnston, Annie Fellows: The Little Colonel (HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)

Keller, Helen: The Story of My Life, also by Anne Mansfield Sullivan, ed. by John Albert Macy illustrated HTML at Celebration of Women Writers

Kennedy, John Pendleton: Rob of the Bowl. A Legend of St. Inigoe's. 1872.

Key, Ellen: The Century of the Child (HTML with commentary in the Netherlands)

Keyes, Ken: The Hundredth Monkey (HTML at testament.org)

King, Martin Luther: I Have a Dream Gutenberg text

King, Martin Luther: Letter From the Birmingham Jail (PDF at Stanford)

Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies Gutenberg text

HTML at Bibliomania

Kipling, Rudyard: The Jungle Book illustrated HTML at Virginia

Kipling, Rudyard: Just So Stories illustrated HTML at shore.net

Kipling, Rudyard: Kim HTML at Bibliomania

Ku Klux Klan: Constitution and Laws of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (page images at MSU)

Ku Klux Klan: Klansman's Manual (1924) (page images at MSU)

Lao-Tzu: Tao De Ching, ed. by Peter A. Merel (Chinese and English HTML at chinapage.com)

Lao-Tzu: Tao Te Ching, trans. by James Legge (HTML at nothingistic.org)

League of Struggle for Negro Rights: They Shall Not Die! The Story of Scottsboro in Pictures; Stop the Legal Lynching! (page images at MSU)

Lear, Edward: A Book of Nonsense

Lofting, Hugh: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (Gutenberg text)

MacDonald, George: At the Back of the North Wind illustrated HTML at Virginia

Markham, Markham, Benjamin B. Lindsey, and George Creel: Children in Bondage: A Complete and Careful Presentation of the Anxious Problem of Child Labor--Its Causes, its Crimes, and its Cure (1914)

McGuffey, William Holmes, ed.: McGuffey's New Fifth Eclectic Reader: Selected and Original Exercises for Schools (Cincinnati: Sargent, Wilson & Hinkle; New York: Clark & Maynard, c1857) (page images at Pitt)

McGuffey, William Holmes, ed.: The New McGuffey First Reader (updated from McGuffey's original) (Gutenberg text)

Melville, Herman: Complete on-line works. (at melville.org)

Menken, Adah Isaacs: Infelicia illustrated HTML at nypl.org

HTML and SGML at Michigan

Neill, John R., illust.: The Marvelous Land of Oz (Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1904), by L. Frank Baum (illustrated HTML at Virginia)

Norris, Frank: The Octopus: A Story of California (Gutenberg text)

Lynching Negro Children in Southern Courts (The Scottsboro Case) by Joseph North (page images at MSU)

Nott, Josiah Clark: Types of Mankind (page images at MOA)

Nott, Samuel: Slavery and the Remedy: or, Principles and Suggestions for a Remedial Code (page images at MOA)

Poe, Edgar Allan: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (large online collection of works and commentary) (HTML at eapoe.org)

Porter, Eleanor H.: Pollyanna illustrated HTML at Virginia

Porter, Eleanor H.: Pollyanna Grows Up, illust. by H. Weston Taylor (illustrated HTML at Virginia)

Potter, Beatrix: The Tale of Peter Rabbit illustrated HTML at Virginia

Robins, Elizabeth: Votes for Women (HTML at Indiana)

Rossetti, Christina: Goblin Market

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques: Emile (in English and French), trans. by Barbara Foxley and Grace G. Roosevelt (HTML at Columbia)

Rowson, Susanna: Charlotte Temple, ed. by Cathy Davidson (Gutenberg text)

Sanger, Margaret: What Every Girl Should Know (1920 edition) (page images at MSU)

Scottsboro Defense Committee: Scottsboro: A Record of a Broken Promise... (page images at MSU)

Scottsboro Defense Committee: Scottsboro: The Shame of America (page images at MSU)

Shakespeare, William: Complete Works.

Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince: The Sinless Child, and Other Poems (page images at MOA)

Stein, Gertrude: Tender Buttons (HTML at Bartleby)

Stein, Gertrude: Three Lives (HTML at Bartleby)

Stetson, George Rochford: The Southern Negro As He Is (page images at MOA)

Stevenson, Robert Louis: A Child's Garden of Verses (Gutenberg text)

Stirling, James: Letters from the Slave States (page images at MOA)

Stowe, Harriet Beecher: The Christian Slave: A Drama Founded Upon a Portion of Uncle Tom's Cabin (Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1855) frame-dependent HTML with commentary at Virginia

simpler HTML at Virginia

Stowe, Harriet Beecher: The Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin (Boston: Jewett, 1854) frame-dependent HTML with commentary at Virginia

Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom's Cabin (includes many auxiliary texts and commentary) (frame-dependent HTML at Virginia)

Stratton-Porter, Gene: Freckles (Gutenberg text)

Sumner, Charles: Recent Speeches and Addresses (1851-1855) (page images at MOA)

Sumner, Charles: Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, on the Cession of Russian America to the United States (page images at MOA)

Tarkington, Booth: Seventeen HTML at Virginia

Taylor, Frederick Winslow: The Principles of Scientific Management (HTML with commentary at Eldritch Press

Thoreau, Henry David: Walden HTML with annotations at Thorea Reader

HTML at Virginia

Tocqueville, Alexis de: Democracy in America (HTML with commentary at Virginia)

Truth, Sojourner: Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850 edition), also by Olive Gilbert, HTML at Celebration of Women Writers

Truth, Sojourner: Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1878 edition), also by Olive Gilbert (HTML at LOC)

Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (first edition and commentary) (illustrated HTML at Virginia)

Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer illustrated HTML at Virginia

Twain, Mark: The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson HTML at Virginia

Tyler, Royall: The Contrast illustrated HTML at Virginia

Veblen, Thorsten: The Theory of the Leisure Class (text files at McMaster)

Warner, Susan: The Wide, Wide World (illustrated HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)

Washington, Booker T.: Up From Slavery HTML and TEI at UNC

The Booker T. Washington Papers

Wells, Ida B.: The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition: The Afro-American's Contribution to Columbian Literature (Chicago: Ida B. Wells, 1893), contrib. by Frederick Douglass, I. Garland Penn, and F. I. Barnett (HTML with commentary at Binghamton)

Wheatley, Phillis: Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley, a Native African and Slave (Boston: Published by Geo. W. Light, 1834), also by Margaretta Matilda Odell (illustrated HTML and TEI at UNC)

Wheatley, Phillis: Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

Whitman, Walt: Leaves of Grass (multiple editions, with commentary) (SGML, HTML, and page images at Virginia)

Wiggin, Kate Douglas: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (illustrated HTML at Virginia)

Wilson, Harriet E.: Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black HTML at Virginia

Women's Christian Temperance Union: Hygiene for Young People (New York: A.S. Barnes & Company, c1885) (page images at Pitt)

Women of the Ku Klux Klan: Ideals of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan (page images at MSU)

Wood, M. S.: Narratives of Colored Americans (New York: W. W. Wood & Co., 1875), also by Abigail Mott (HTML and TEI at UNC)

Wordsworth, William: The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth (HTML at Bartleby)

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