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Websites for English Literature Research
Internet Public Library Literary Criticism
The Internet Public Library has established this website devoted to literary criticism. Search for criticism by author, title, time period, or place of origin. All of the links on the Internet Public Library website have been selected and reviewed by librarians and library science graduate students.
According to the website, “Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books.” There are over 18,000 books in fifty different languages available for download on the site.
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