Online Literature Reading in the Best of the Web Directory

Online Literature Reading

  • BookGlutton

    Offers users the ability to choose a book from the site's public domain collection, or choose a group that’s reading something they like.

  • Classic Reader

    Offers a collection of free online classic texts, author biographies, and portraits. Annotations can be added to any of the texts while reading.

  • DailyLit

    Source for reading books online via daily email or by RSS feeds. Also provides a forum and book reviews for user input.


    Features thousands of free full text books to read online. Features several genres of literature.

  • Great Literature Online

    Offers free HTML-formatted texts of various classical authors. Includes timelines of the authors' lives in addition to a search feature and message board.

  • The Internet Public Library

    Extensive resource of online texts available to the public. Incluces URLs and brief book descriptions.

  • Literature Collection

    Offers free literature classics from the public domain written by famous authors including P.G. Wodehouse, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and more.

  • Loud Lit

    Source for audio narrations of classic literature. Plus online novel and poetry reading.

  • Myebook

    Allows authors and illustrators to publish their own e-books and make them available to the public.

  • Project Gutenberg

    Offers over 20,000 e-books, primarily of literature in the public domain, converted electronically by thousands of volunteers.

  • The Tell Tale Pen

    Presents novels, stories, poems and song lyrics by Dixie Wells.

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