Links of Good Things to Read


Jean Webster - As is my wont, yet another obscure author whose books are almost impossible to find. Daddy Long-Legs and Dear Enemy are the only two of her novels I could find.

Liz Berry - I posted a review to once about Easy Freedom. Ever since then, I've received heaps of inquiries. Hopefully this page helps a little. Good news though, there's another Unofficial Liz Berry page on the Net and also a Liz Berry Discussion Board!

Stella Riley - author of "The Marigold Chain", "A Splendid Defiance", "The Black Madonna" and "Garland of Straw", Stella Riley is a fabulous author whose Civil War series was cut short by Headline - much to my dismay. Her writing style is very reminiscent of Pamela Belle - another of my favourite authors.

Pamela Belle - author of "The Moon in the Water", "The Chains of Fate", "Alathea","The Lodestar", "Wintercombe" and a host of other wonderful books, I first discovered Pamela Belle when I was in highschool back in the eighties and fell completely in love with her books.

Katherine Neville - author of "A Calculated Risk", "The Eight" and "The Magic Circle". Great if you're a fan of the epic read mixed in with a dash of adventure and romance. "A Calculated Risk" appeals to the "I wish I was a computer genius" in me, and "The Eight" appeals to the "I wish I could play chess" soul in me.

Robin McKinley - click here to read some of my thoughts on some books written by one of my one of my all time favourite writers. She's a beautiful writer with a fantastic imagination. She writes down to earth fantasies if that makes any sense. Read "The Outlaws of Sherwood" for a great re-telling of Robin Hood, "Beauty" for a beautiful re-telling of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Hero and the Crown" and "The Blue Sword" for a journey to a fantastic and and richly textured other world. Robin McKinley now has her

Lucy Maud Montgomery - who couldn't love the creator of the Anne of Green Gables books?:

Montgomery, Lucy Maud: Anne's House of Dreams
local HTML
Gutenberg text

Anne of Avonlea (local HTML)
Anne of Green Gables (local HTML)
Anne of the Island (local HTML)
Chronicles of Avonlea (local HTML)
The Golden Road (Gutenberg text)
Rainbow Valley (local HTML)
Rilla of Ingleside (local HTML)
The Story Girl (local HTML)
The Watchman and Other Poems

The Blue Castle - my tribute to my personal Montgomery favourite. This is a really obscure one by her, but a great one.

Tamora Pierce - if you like Robin McKinley, you may enjoy Tamora Pierce. While I wasn't crazy about her Alanna series (Alanna was a rather conceited, selfish, somewhat immoral heroine), I loved the Immortals series which featured Daine, Numair and a host of other great characters. Alanna shows up again but as the elder stateswoman she's much more appealing.

The Authoritative Connie Willis Page for an insight into this brilliant author. The Doomsday Book was fantastic, I loved Promised Land and thought "To say nothing of the dog" was very entertaining. I also recommend her short stories - especialy Spice Pogrom, Even the Queen and Ado. Very hysterical!

Online French Literature

Une petite bibliothèque portative - great site for French literature
ABU - CATALOGUE AUTEURS - French  - another great site for getting french literature.

Romance Literature

The Romance Reader - good, honest reviews
Romance Novel Database

Anne Stuart - My favourite romance novelist finally has her own web site!

Nora Roberts - some times she's good, sometimes she's repetitive. I recommend her Irish trilogy and "Hidden Treasures".

Georgette Heyer - if you love Austen, you'd have to love Georgette. She's so funny and witty.
Visit my own
Mini Georgette Heyer Page
Georgette Heyer Listserv Companion

Romancing the Web
All about Romance - Laurie Gold
Julia Quinn - Julie Quinn's books are entertaining, sometimes a little forced but quite funny
Fine Eyes, Indeed.

The Classics

A really cool analysis of 'Le Hussard sur le toit' - loved the movie, loved the book.

Republic of Pemberley - great Jane Austen site
Jane Austen Info Page
My favourite Jane Austen novels are:
Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma and Sense & Sensibility. I love Persuasion a lot - all that unspoken Emotion. I especially love this passage.

Charles Dickens
Full texts
Website for the fantastic BBC production of
Our Mutual Friend.
My favourite Dickens novels are:
Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, Martin Chuzzlewit, A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities.

Louisa May Alcott
I re-read
Little Women every year and always get a lump in my throat.

Christopher (Kit) Marlow
Complete Works
Dido, Queen of Carthage (multiple editions)
Doctor Faustus (multiple versions)
Edward II
Hero and Leander (HTML at Perseus)
The Jew of Malta (multiple versions)
The Massacre at Paris
Translation of Ovid's Elegies
Tamburlaine the Great (multiple versions)

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1616 quarto)

The Alexander Pushkin Homepage

William Shakespeare
The Complete Plays of William Shakespeare  - fantastic Australian site with text search.

The Most Frequently Banned Books in the 1990s

Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (text at

Walpole, Horace: The Castle of Otranto (Gutenberg text)

Ocsar Wilde:
A fantastic playwright and novelist. My favourite plays are
The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband and The Happy Prince.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Charmides and Other Poems
The Complete Shorter Fiction
De Profundis
The Decay of Lying
The Duchess of Padua
Essays and Lectures
A House of Pomegranates
Lady Windermere's Fan
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Poems; The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde
Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde
The Soul of Man
The Sphinx, illust. by Charles Ricketts
A Woman of No Importance

HG Wells
God, the Invisible King
The Invisible Man
The Island of Dr. Moreau
A Modern Utopia
The New Machiavelli
The Research Magnificent
The Soul of a Bishop
The Time Machine
Twelve Stories and a Dream
War and the Future: Italy, France and Britain at War
The War in the Air
The War of the Worlds
The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll
When the Sleeper Wakes
The World Set Free

Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence

Virginia Woolf:
Monday or Tuesday
Night and Day
The Voyage Out


An Index of Poetry on Poetry Online
British Poetry 1780 - 1910 (U of Virginia)
Online poetry archive

Emily Dickinson : poems here, the Third Series 1886 and the Second Series, 1891.
Robert Frost
Amy Lowell
Poetry of Tennyson
William Butler Yeats - what is it about the Irish?

Whitman, Walt
Leaves of Grass (1855 edition, with commentary)
Selected Works and Commentary

William Wordsworth:
The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth
Lyrical Ballads (multiple versions of the first edition, with commentary), also by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Lyrical Ballads (first edition), also by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Political Texts

Noam Chomsky
Libertarian Socialist
Political Texts Online

Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince

Mao Tse-Tung
Analysis of the Classes in Chinese Society
On Contradiction
On New Democracy
On Practice
On Tactics Against Japanese Imperialism
Problems of Strategy in China's Revolutionary War
Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan
Selected Writings
The Tasks of the Chinese Communist Party in the Period of Resistance to Japan
Why Is It that Red Political Power Can Exist in China?

Marx, Karl
The Civil War in France
The Class Struggles in France, 1848 to 1850
The Communist Manifesto, also by Friedrich Engels
HTML at Colorado
zipped PDF 3.0 at
text at Wiretap

Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, trans. by Daniel De Leon
On the Jewish Question
The Poverty of Philosophy, contrib. by Friedrich Engels
Pre-Capitalist Economic Formations, trans. by Jack Cohen
Value, Price and Profit, ed. by Eleanor Marx Aveling
Wage-Labor and Capital


Astroboy Homepage
P-Chan and the Ranma 1/2 Gang
The Ranma 1/2 Gallery
The Calvin and Hobbes Comic Gallery
The Last Day of Calvin and Hobbes
The Calvin and Hobbes Jumpstation.

Children's Books

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at USM.
Mrs Cadman's Trixie Belden Quiz L.M. Montgomery Institute Entrance  - not quite as accessible as it should be.
Trixie Belden  - Trixie Belden rules.  Nancy Drew was a bit too polished for this koala.
MacDonald, George: The Princess and Curdie (Gutenberg text)
MacDonald, George: The Princess and the Goblin (Gutenberg text)  

Stuck for a quote?
Quotation Resources
Quotation Ring Homepage
Bartlett Quotations
FAQ for alt.quotations

Online Literature resources

Yahoo! Online Dictionary Search Results
Modern English Collection
Online books page
Project Gutenberg
The English Server at CMU
Columbia University: Bartleby Library
Gopher Menu
Gopher Menu
Yahoo Search Results of Books

WSJ.COM Home Page
The Sydney Morning Herald

Tales from the Onion - this is a great site - very funny and satirical

The Darwin Awards

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