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Major Site Redesign - Phase II In Progress

The rollout of the final part of Phase II is underway! Authors and their works will be separated into distinct pages, and each page will be able to have multiple tabs for presenting information. I'm currently planning to use "Works" for a list of an author's works, "Links" for links to etexts and Amazon.com copies of a particular work, "About" for very brief biographical information or summaries of works, and "Resources" for online or for-sale study guides and other helps.

As of today (July 8, 2019), the following authors have been converted to the new format (listed in chronological order):

Hammurabi, Homer, Hesiod, Tyrtaeus, Confucius, Sun-Tzu, Aeschylus, Pindar, Lao-Tzu, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, Euclid, Aesop, and Shakespeare.

I will be moving additional pages and works to the new format as I have time. Currently the old and new formats exist side-by-side, so the links in the index lists will take you to the format corresponding to the author or work selected (trying to make sure I could roll this out one author at a time while keeping everything accessible from any page has been a major reason why the process has taken so long).

New pages from this point forward will mostly just have Works or Links tabs populated; once I get all of the authors and works moved to the new format, I will start working on adding "About" information and resource links.


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Ballads (Stevenson) (pub. 1890)
In Exile (c. 1890?)
Hedda Gabler (1890)
Ivan the Fool (1890)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
The Principles of Psychology (1890)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891)
Thus Spake Zarathustra (1891)
The Master Builder (1892)
A Woman of No Importance (1893)
Arms and the Man (1894)
The Black Monk (1894)
The Jungle Book (1894)
Rothschild's Fiddle (1894)
Salome (1894)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
Jude the Obscure (1895)
The Red Badge of Courage (1895)
Selected Papers on Hysteria (1895)
The Time Machine (1895)
Twilight of the Idols (1895)
Matter and Memory (1896)
The Seagull (1896)
Captains Courageous (1897)
Uncle Vanya (1897)
An Outpost of Progress (1898)
The Turn of the Screw (1898)
The War of the Worlds (1898)
What is Art? (1898)
The Interpretation of Dreams (1900)
Philosophy of Money (1900)
Sister Carrie (1900)
The Wizard of Oz (1900)
Caesar and Cleopatra (1901)
On Dreams (1901)
Heart of Darkness (1901)
Kim (1901)
Psychopathology of Everyday Life (1901)
Science and Hypothesis (1901)
The Will to Power (1901)
The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
The Wings of the Dove (1902)
After the Ball (1903)
The Ambassadors (1903)
The Beast in the Jungle (1903)
Call of the Wild (1903)
The Cherry Orchard (1904)
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904-05)
The Life of Reason (1905-06)
Major Barbara (1905)
Man and Superman (1905)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905)
White Fang (1906)
The American Scene (1907)
Creative Evolution (1907)
The Education of Henry Adams (1907)
Pragmatism (1907)
The Sexual Enlightenment of Children (1907)
Twenty-Three Tales (Tolstoy) (1907)
What Men Live By (1907)
The Mysterious Stranger (c. 1908; pub. 1916)
Science and Method (1908)
The Virtues (1908)
Poems (T.S. Eliot) (1909-62)
The Rat Man (1909)
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