"Approximately 70,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in fifteen languages [English, French, German, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Apache, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, Tibetan, Icelandic, Italian and Portuguese], with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, museum objects, etc.)"
A growing collection of online historical texts from all periods of history and all parts of the world. Includes such items as letters from crusaders, Lives of Saints, "The King's Majesty's Declaration to His Subjects Concerning Lawful Sports to Be Used", Olaudah Equiano's Narrative of the Slave Life, and much more.
Letters, accounts, journals, poetry, and other primary documents relating to the Tudor period, beginning with the death of Prince Arthur in 1502 and ending with the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1587.
"Gaslight is an Internet discussion list which reviews one story a week from the genres of mystery, adventure and The Weird, written between 1800 and 1919. The current readings and selected ones from the past are available here." Includes an extensive collection of e-texts from the period -- lots of great ghost and mystery stories!
Covers Regency literature and authors (including author bios), plus information on coaching, the military, Regency life, industry, recipes, laws, clubs, marriage, servants, Christmas... the list goes on and on! And if this isn't enough, check the exhaustive section of links for more.
"The goal of the Victorian Women Writers Project is to produce highly accurate transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century. The works will include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama."
Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature by Period: Victorian
"An archive of English sonnets, commentary, pictures, and relevant web links. Sonnets are grouped by period below and can also be accessed quickly via an alphabetical list of authors." Sonnets are presented in modern English.
Everything you could possibly want to know about Jane Austen, including links to hypertexts of her work, biographies, pictures, background and discussions of Austen's writings (such as genealogies of characters), and links to other Austen sites.
"The William Blake Archive is an online hypermedia environment that allows its users to access high-quality electronic reproductions of a growing portion of Blake's work. These reproductions have been prepared according to the highest technical and scholarly standards, with the cooperation of a number of the major museum, library, and private collections."
"Huxley's career testifies to the richness of scientific investigation, the establishment of young rebels as a powerful party, and the pervasive intrusions of secularism during the Victorian period. He advises us on science as a proper discipline for the school curriculum, on vivisection, on compassion, competition, and capitalism, the U. S. Civil War, nature, chalk, protoplasm, dinosaurs, the pantheon and the pyramids." Includes documents, letters, lectures, illustrations, etc.
This site offers a growing archive of articles from the Victorian women's magazine The Girl's Own paper (begun in 1881). Archived articles cover a wide range of topics, including fashion, cooking, housekeeping, servants, etiquette, royalty, travel, nature, social issues and more. Eventually the editor hopes to archive articles from the entire "Victorian" period of the magazine (1881-1902). The complete annuals from this period are available through the site as e-books.
A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals; includes Gentleman's Magazine, The Annual Register, and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (18th century); and Notes and Queries, The Builder, and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (19th century).
"The Penny Magazine, published every Saturday, was aimed at the working class... It was a source of information on subjects of general interest: everyday things like tea and coffee, well-known places in England, a series on animals and birds of Britain..." At present, articles from twelve issues are available online. (Additional issues online at http://english.cla.umn.edu/lkd/pm/PennyMag.html)
"Search every edition of The Scotsman between 1817 and 1900 in our unique online archive. Read contemporary accounts of events such as: the Highland Clearances; the Burke and Hare trial; the inauguration of the Wallace Monument." The archive will soon be updated to 1950 and is free to search; accessing the material, however, costs from £5.95 for a 24-hour pass to £109.95 for a one-year pass. You can also read the very first issue free (click on a section of the page to get a magnified view of the text).
This site offers a growing archive of articles from The Strand (which launched in 1891). Archived articles cover a wide range of topics, including history, personalities, royalty, travel, nature, social issues and more. Several complete annuals from the Victorian period are available through the site as e-books.