Literature resources, literary genres, book fairs, literary terms

Literature resources on the web, literary genres, book fairs; a comprehensive guide


Ancient ballads *

Ancient ballads, songs and poems of the English peasantry.
Project Gutenberg

The Bodleian Library Ballad Collection
View facsimiles of printed ballads.

Ancient ballads, songs and poems of the English peasantry.
Project Gutenberg

Wikipedia entry on the ballad form.

Ancient literature

Ancient literature

Antique books

Antique Book Resources Online
From Antiqbook


Aphorisms Galore: 
aphorisms, quotes and sayings of famous people. Categorized under subject and author.


Articles from Google Scholar
Search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

Assonance in poetry *

A definition.

Assonance, Wikipedia entry.


Awards/Literary awards, prizes, fellowships



Ballads *

The Bodleian Library Ballad Collection:
view facsimiles of printed ballads..

Ancient ballads, songs and poems of the English peasantry.
Project Gutenberg

Wikipedia entry on the ballad form.

Bible resources, Bibles online *

See also: Religious Literature

English Bible Versions, a link directory.
Collections of Texts Online

Scripture, Theology and Christianity at
Answers to questions on scriptural detail for children.

Gutenberg Bible. Gutenberg Digital, The Göttenberg/Gutenberg Bible, Germany. 
View by chapter and page. All 1282 pages of both volumes. Johann Gutenberg:  His Life.

Biographies *

See also: Authors Index

More than 328 author biographies and bibliographies.

Book fairs *

International Publishers Association guide to book fairs.

Book Expo America, Los Angeles.

Brussels Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany

International Kolkata Book Fair, Kolkata, India

Leipzig Book Fair

LivreParis Paris Book Fair

London Book Fair

Salon du Livre, Paris.

Turin International Book Fair, Italy
Fiera Internazionale del Libro

Books on Demand (BOD)

See also: Publishers

Internet, BOD publishers.

Lulu: Online Self Publishing Book & eBook Company

Book-on-demand publishers (BOD)

Book arts

See: Artists’ Books

Typography on the web
Typefaces, history of typography, typesetting.

Censorship *

Censorship. Project Censored
Media censorship stories, censorship accounts.

Wikipedia entry on censorship

Children’s literature

See: Children’s Literature

Classical, Ancient Literature

Classical Literature. Text archives, websites


Literary Awards

Contemporary English / American literature

See: American Literature  English Literature

Richmond Review. What’s New
Contemporary writing on the net.

Country: literature categorized under Country

Country, period, author, language directory. 

Courtly love *

Courtly love and Machaut.

Background to Romance. 
Courtly love in Medieval literature.

Wikipedia entry on courtly love.

Creative writing schools

See: Writing Schools

Crime fiction, detective fiction. mystery fiction

See: Crime Fiction

Agatha Christie

British Crime Fiction

Chandler, Raymond. Raymond Chandler website.

Chase, James Hadley. James Hadley Chase

Classic Crime Fiction,
a resource for collectors & readers alike.

Wikipedia entry on crime fiction.


Criticism, literary critics, literary theory

Culture Vulture
Choices for the cognoscenti. Art & architecture, dance, destinations, film, television, theater, archives. Up-to-date reviews and overviews of the latest books, music and film and theater performances.