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Great Books E-Text Collections

eserver.org
  Formerly The English Server; based at the College of LAS at Iowa State University. This site offers over 35,000 works covering a variety of interests (from art to philosophy to recipes and more).  

MIT Internet Classics Archive
  The Internet Classics Archive contains over 400 works (mostly Greek and Roman) from 59 different authors. Visitors may contribute to forum-style discussions of the various works.  

Project Gutenberg
  The granddaddy of the E-text sites, Project Gutenberg has over 53,000 free ebooks in multiple formats (including audiobooks) and languages. All texts are either in the public domain in the U.S., or the copyright holder has given permission for unlimited free non-commercial use.  

Bartleby.com
  Huge collection of Great Books and classic literature, including the entire Harvard Classics collection.  

Perseus Digital Library
  A project of Tufts University, their flagship collection covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. They also have a great deal of material from 19th century America, plus some Arabic, Germanic, and Renaissance works.  

Univ. of Okla. Law Center
  This page contains links to the text of over 100 U.S. (and earlier) historical documents, from the Magna Carta (1215) to President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address.  


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Great Books Organizations

Center for the Study of the Great Ideas
  The Center for the Study of the Great Ideas, founded by Dr. Mortimer Adler and Dr. Max Weismann, has two main purposes: to "awaken citizens from their moral and intellectual slumbers and to understand why philosophy is everybody's business;" and to "promulgate the insights and ideals embedded in Dr. Adler's lifelong intellectual work in the fields of Philosophy, Liberal Education, Ethics and Politics."
 

Great Books Foundation
  The Great Books Foundation "is an independent, nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to read, discuss, and learn from outstanding works of literature." Established in 1947, the Foundation has helped thousands of people to begin their own Great Books discussion groups.
 


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Great Books Discussion Groups/Forums/Chat Rooms

Kill Devil Hill
  Kill Devil Hill has an eclectic grouping of forums and chat rooms for literature lovers. At last check I counted nearly 100 chatrooms (and as many discussion groups), probably half of them on literature.  


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Other Links

Author's Calendar
  A gold mine of biographical information about over 1000 authors, from the famous to the totally obscure. Sorted by last name and birthday (hence, the "Calendar"), so you can see which authors share your birthday (or throw a birthday party for your favorite!). Just select "Authors' Calendar" from the left-side menu.  

Free Book Notes
  The site links to online study guides and summaries of books ancient, classic and modern, with over 150,000 resources linked covering more than 47,000 books.  

Great Books Guide
  A guide to not only the Great Books, but other classic literature as well as modern novels. Includes short reviews, synopses, interviews and profiles, a sugested reading list, and more.  

Gutenberg College
  From their website: "Our curriculum is based on the Great Books, and our classes are discussion-based and intimate. Our goal is to promote critical thinking and historical awareness by providing a broad-based liberal education in an environment respectful of biblical Christianity."  

Shmoop
  From their website: "Shmoop will make you a better lover (of literature, history, life). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how lit and history are relevant today. We want to show your brain a good time. Our mission: To make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age."  


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Sacred Disease, On the
Saint Joan
Saint Julian Hospitator, The Legend of
Sale of Creeds, The
Salome
Samson Agonistes
Samuel Pepys
Sand-Reckoner, The
Satire, A (Johnson)
Satires (Horace)
Savoyard Vicar, Profession of Faith of a
Sayings, The Golden
Scarlet Letter, The
Scarlet Pimpernel, The
Scene, The American
Scholasticism, Art and
School for Wives, The
Science Going?; Where is
Science and Hypothesis
Science and Method
Science and the Modern World
Science of Right, The
Sciences, Dialogues Concerning Two New
Scientific Autobiography (Planck)
Scientific Treatises (Pascal)
Scope and Limits; Human Knowledge, Its
Screw, The Turn of the
Screwtape Letters, The (1942)
Sea, The Old Man and the
Sea, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the
Seagull, The
Second Treatise on Government
Sections, On Conic
Secular Hymn, The
Selected Papers on Hysteria
Senectute, Cato Maior de
Sense, Common
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and the Sensible, On
Sensibility, Sense and
Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, A
Sentiments, The Declaration of
Sentiments, The Theory of the Moral
Serfdom, The Road to
Sermons (Chrysostom)
Sermons (Donne)
Sermons on the Song of Songs
Seven Against Thebes
Seven Gables, The House of the
The Seventh Letter
Sexual Enlightenment of Children, The
Shahnameh
Shakespeare, The Plays of William (Johnson)
Shallot, The Lady of (1832)
Shandy, Tristam
Shepherd of Hermas, The
Shepherd of Hermas, The
Shield of Heracles
Shortest-Way with the Dissenters, The
Shortness of Life, On Longevity and
Shrew, The Taming of the
Sickness Unto Death
Siddhartha
Siderius Nuncius
Silas Marner
Silmarillion, The
Silver Skates, Hans Brinker or the
Simple Heart, A
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Sister Carrie
Sisyphus, The Myth of
Six Great Ideas
Skates, Hans Brinker or the Silver
Skepticism and Animal Faith
Sleep and Sleeplessness, On
Sleepy Hollow, The Legend of
Snark, The Hunting of the
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