English Language and Literature

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language

Description

This resource includes the full text of both the 1755 and the 1773 (1st and 4th) editions of A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson. The electronic version was first published by Cambridge University Press on CD-ROM in 1996.

Type
Dictionary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31052
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Shakespeare First Folio and Several Quartos

Description

Shakespeare's first folio contains thirty-six plays and was published originally in 1623. It is the only reliable text for about twenty of the plays, and a valuable source text even for many of those previously published. This resource provides access to his first folio and several quartos via keyword and phrase searching.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31044
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British Women Romantic Poets

Alternative Titles
BWRP
Description

The British Women Romantic Poets Project is a collection of electronic text editions of poetry by British and Irish women written (not necessarily published) between 1789 (the onset of the French Revolution) and 1832 (the passage of the Reform Act), a period traditionally known in English literary history as the Romantic period.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30854
Access
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American Jewess

Description

A digital reproduction of the 8 volumes of The American Jewess, the first English-language periodical targeted to American Jewish women, covering an evocative range of topics that ranged from women's place in the synagogue to whether women should ride bicycles.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30848
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Alternative Titles
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Description

This is a transcription of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, published in London in 1794, with links to digital images of the manuscript held by the Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30840
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Rotunda

Description

Rotunda is a digital collection of critical and documentary texts published by the University of Virginia Press. 

Rotunda's fully-searchable collections include: 

Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson Digital Edition.

The Literature and Culture Collection looks to both the U.S. and Britain to provide users with a rich and diverse perspective on the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. The collection presents “born-digital” publications alongside digitized versions of multivolume print publications. The collection includes:

·      The Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition of George Herbert's English Verse

·      Emily Dickinson's Correspondences

·      Herman Melville’s “Typee”: A Fluid Text Edition

·      The Letters of Christina Rossetti

·      Clotel by William Wells Brown

·      The Letters of Matthew Arnold

·      The Letters of Christina Rossetti

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30355
Access
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American West

Alternative Titles
The American West
Description

The American West includes materials from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago.  The collection includes a wide range of primary source materials, such as manuscripts, maps, broadsides, and a variety of ephemeral works.

Highlights include:

-Papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters are well represented, including items such as the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon.

-Canada and the Pacific Northwest are well documented including accounts of the Gold Rush and of the landscape.

 

-The evolution of Western towns can be seen through materials such as prospectuses and city directories.

 

-The growth of railway and road networks can be explored through maps and through records of key railroad companies.

 

-Emigrants guides, manuscript travel journals, store catalogues, illustrations and maps enable scholars to understand the phenomenon of Westward expansion.

 

-Accounts of ranches and of the prairie lands document the agricultural transformation of the West.

 

-There are rich resources for the study of Texas, Mexico and the South.

 

-Literary and historical works – as well as contemporary newspapers and posters - enable a better understanding of the real and mythic West – with first hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws.

 

-Native American history and culture is also very well documented.

 

-Original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc), maps, and rare printed works.

 

(from the publisher's description)

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29606
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Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile

Alternative Titles
Hengwrt
Description

The Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile is the first-ever color facsimile of the Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript (National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D). This digital edition, edited by Estelle Stubbs of the University of Sheffield, also includes transcriptions, collations with the other crucial early manuscript of the Tales (the Ellesmere Chaucer in the Huntington Library), complete descriptions, and analytical discussions in order to give a full set of materials for studying this important manuscript.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29466
Access
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Scribner’s Writers Online Series

Alternative Titles
Scribner’s Writers Series
African Writers, Ancient Writers, The Books of the Bible, British Writers, British Writers Classics
European Writers, Latin American Writers, Latino and Latina Writers, Mystery and Suspense Writers
Poets, Science Fiction Writers, Supernatural Fiction Writers, World Poets, Writers for Children, Writers for Young Adults
Description

The Scribner’s Writers Series includes biographical and critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information, placing the author's work in personal and historical context.
 

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11917
Access
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