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Online Literature Reading

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.


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.

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.


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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