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For Writing & Writers

Blue Book of Grammar and Writing
Common Errors in English
Grammar Bytes: A great interactive website designed by Robin Simmons. 
Guide to Grammar and Writing
MLA Style from RPI Writing Center
MLA from Purdue OWL
Rhetorical Figures
Teaching with Writing

For Generalists

A Celebration of Women Writers
How Much is that Worth Today?: Comparing the purchasing power of money in the Great Britain from 1600 to any other year including the present.  A recent study concludes that prices have increased between 70-90% since 1850.  So, £1000 in 1851 would be worth about £70,000 today BUT £1000 today would be about £11-14 pounds in 1850. 
Literary Resources on the Net
Luminarium: According to creator Anniina Jokinan, it is designed to be a "starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature."  Norton Anthology, 6th edition, used as authoritative source and reference. 
Representative Poetry OnlineRepresentative Poetry Online, version 3.0, includes about 2,900 English poems by over 400 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. It is based on Representative Poetry, established by Professor W. J. Alexander of University College, University of Toronto, in 1912 (one of the first books published by the University of Toronto Press), and used in the English Department at the University until the late 1960s.  Includes an extraordinarily useful glossary of poetic terms. 
Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research 

For 18th & 19th-Centuries Studies

Breakfast in the Eighteenth Century
British Poetry 1780-1910 
C18-L,Resources for 18th-century studies across the disciplines
Current Value of Old Money: A frequent question is "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?" The sources listed are useful in attempting to answer this question. 
Dicken's Dictionary, 1879:  A guidebook to Victorian London compiled by Charles Dickens (junior)
Dictionary of Victorian London
Eighteenth Century Studies: This collection archives works of the eighteenth century from the perspectives of literary and cultural studies. Novels, plays, memoirs, treatises and poems of the period are kept here (in some cases, influential texts from before 1700 or after 1800 as well), along with modern criticism.
Female Detectives in UK Fiction, 1850-1900
Forget Me Not: A Hypertextual Archive of Ackermann's 19th C. Literary Annual
Frankenstein's Dream:  A Romantic Circles PRAXIS Volume edited by Jarrold Hogle
Frankenstein Exhibit: An Exhibition of the National Library of Medicine—National Institutes of Health
The Gothic Literature Page
Internet Library of Early Journals: A digital library of three 18th century journals (Gentleman's Magazine, The Annual Register, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society) and three 19th century journals (Notes and Queries, The Builder, and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine). 
Lesley Hall's Web"I created the initial version of these pages in late December 1998, to reflect my interests in the history of gender and sexuality, feminist science fiction and fantasy, and as a professional archivist and addicted acquirer of books.  Since then I've been expanding and updating them to provide what I hope is a useful information resource for people who are interested in the same sorts of things. The site now includes the homepage for the 'Histsex' e-mail discussion list, the so far rather embryonic History of Sexuality Research Interests Register, a number of my own reviews and Recommended Reading, unpublished papers, material on women and medicine, and a women's history walk round Bloomsbury, as well as possibly the only place on the entire Web where you can find instructions on how to make sheepgut condoms. Plus The Clitoris: historical myths and facts, and Literary abortion . And, British Women Writers, 1910s-1960s: the 'middlebrows'."
Mary Shelley in Context, Example of a Summer 2004 Class Project
My Hideous Progeny:  The Mary Shelley Website
The Nineteenth-Century English Novel, A Bibliographic Resource
Percy Shelley Resource Center
Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London, 1640 - 1834
Romantic Circles 
Romanticism on the Net 
Romantics Unbound

The Rossetti Archive: The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, A Hypermedia Research Archive

Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Database: A searchable electronic index to the science content of sixteen nineteenth-century general periodicals.

Victorian Web Sites 
Victorian Women Writers Project
Victoriana Library
Lewis Walpole Library: A department of Yale University Library, it has significant holdings of eighteenth-century English books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, watercolors, and paintings. It is a leading non-circulating research library for English eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole.
William Godwin Archive

For Theatre Studies

The Ever Reader: The Online Magazine of the Shakespeare Oxford Society: Articles, analyses and interviews with Shakespeare scholars. 

Medieval Drama Links

Playbill Online


Theatre Glossary

Theater History on the Web

Theatre Journal Online

 For Bibliomaniacs and Art Gluttons

Alibris: wonderful for finding hard-to-find books
Antiquarian Book Association of America
Aunt Lute Books:  A not-for-profit, multicultural women's press the preeminent provider to students, researchers, and the generally curious of reference and fiction texts online free of charge
The E-Text Center: hosted by UVA, the Center combines an on-line archive of tens of thousands of SGML and XML-encoded electronic texts and images with a library service that offers hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text.    
Guggenheim Museum
National Gallery of Art 
The On-line Books Page 
Persephone Books:  Persephone Books reprints forgotten classics by twentieth-century women writers. Each one in the collection of 40 books is 'intelligent and beautifully written', and most are ideal presents or a good choice for reading groups.
Project Gutenberg
Tudor Rose Book shop

Associations and Organizations

North American Conference on British Studies
Keats-Shelley Association
MLA Online
National Writing Project