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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world --- with its beginnings over 150 years ago.
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Collection of e-books from Professor Harold Bloom. Series includes Modern Critical Interpretations, Bloom's Guides, Bloom's Major Poets, Bloom's Modern Critical Views, and Bloom's Major Dramatists and more!
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Provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the poetry, drama, fiction, and literary and cultural criticism produced from the Restoration of the English monarchy to the onset of the French Revolution.
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The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature is an authoritative three-volume reference work that covers British artistic, literary, and intellectual movements between 1780 and 1830, within the context of European, transatlantic and colonial historical and cultural interaction.
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This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language.
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (OEBART) is an in-depth, comprehensive reference work that covers the cultural history of biblical texts, themes, characters, images, and the Bible itself in the literary, visual, and musical arts.
Access over 900 articles using this collection of e-books from Oxford University Press. The titles in this collection cover literary periods, genres, and authors (i.e. John Donne, Shakespeare, and Percy Bysshe Shelley).
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1,800 publicly-available e-books including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, the Bible, Shakespeare, American history, African-American documents, and much more. Each text on this list can be accessed in HTML (web version) for online viewing, and can be downloaded as both a MS Reader E-book for the Microsoft Reader and a Palm-readable text for the Palm Reader. The catalog is browsable by subject and title.
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Works on this site include titles by Aristotle, Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, William Makepeace Thackeray, and many others.