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Agatha Christie: The Official Online Home

With a rare combination of brilliant plotting and lively writing, Agatha Christie's mysteries have delighted fans worldwide. Here are clues to the criminal career of the best-selling novelist in history.

Anthony Burgess Foundation

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation encourages and supports public and scholarly interest in all aspects of the life and work of Anthony Burgess.

Arthur Conan Doyle

This is the Official web site of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate. It includes a specially written biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and you can find information on his books and the films which were inspired by his writing. There are also detailed pages about some of Conan Doyle's famous characters such as Sherlock Holmes.

Jane Austen ~ (Dec 16, 1775 - July 18, 1817) is best known for her novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Persuasion, and for her wit and social observations.

Ballardian explores tropes and motifs found in the work of J.G. Ballard.

Barbara Pym Society

This is the literary society that honors Barbara Pym and celebrates her unique relationship with her readers. - English Usage, Style & Composition combines contemporary and classic usage guides to form the best full-text searchable resource on the web.

Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides

800+ texts of classic literature, drama, and poetry together with detailed literature study guides. Large reference book and non-fiction section

Book Club Literacy Curriculum

Articles, resources for teachers who want to learn more about the Book Club methodology and implement book club discussion groups in their classrooms. Free lesson plans, sample chapter pages from guidebooks. Participate/review "Classroom Connection" online student book discussions - up to 20 classrooms participate.

Book Punch

Book Punch provides interactive, guided, writing prompts about books commonly read in schools. The site uses literature to get students to think critically and write coherently about what they read. Lesson plan aids and teaching guides are available as well as a management system for teachers to access and comment on students' work.

Bronte Sisters Web

The BrontŽ Sisters Web - We wove a web in childhood / A web of sunny air. ('Retrospection' st. 1)

BS Johnson

This website has been set up independently purely as a means of promoting the works and views of B.S. Johnson to a wider audience.

BS Johnson Society

The aim of the B.S. Johnson Society is to bring closer Johnson scholars, readers and aficionados alike in their various approaches to the authorís life and work.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens: An Overview

Christopher Marlowe Society

The Objects of The Marlowe Society are to present Christopher Marlowe in his true light as a great poet and playwright, the innovator of blank verse drama; to encourage the performance of his plays; to discuss and study Elizabethan and Jacobean literature with particular attention to Marlowe's place in it; and to publish historically valid information about him based on research.

Contemporary Writers

This unique, searchable database contains up-to-date profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important living writers - biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, prizes and photographs.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

This page contains an extensive biography, chat, message walls, comments on Poe's work, links to Poe sites, etc.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan has been swinging through the trees since 1912; we are proud to offer you a look at Tarzan history. Edgar Rice Burroughs is known for more than the creation of Tarzan. He also wrote thrilling adventures set on other planets and in lost lands and civilizations.

Edmund White

Information about the life and works of celebrated author Edmund White

EFL Literature Circles

This site focuses on why teachers should be using literature circles in EFL classrooms, text selection for EFL literature circles, how to get started using this collaborative learning model, and assessment techniques for use with literature circles.

England Have My Bones- the T. H. White Webpage

The complete published works of Terence Hanbury White (1906-1964) are described. A short biography of T. H. White is also included.

English Literature Resources

Links for students studying English Literature

Enid Blyton Society

The aim of the Enid Blyton Society, which was formed in early 1995, is to provide a focal point for collectors and enthusiasts of Enid Blyton through its magazine The Enid Blyton Society Journal, issued three times a year, its annual Enid Blyton Day, an event which attracts in excess of a hundred members, and its website.

G.K. Chesterton

At the American Chesterton Society, we are doing everything we can to revive an interest in the most unjustly neglected writer of the 20th century, a writer who seems more timely than ever here in the 21st century. Common sense for the world's uncommon nonsense. Our goal is to get Chesterton's words not merely back into print, but back into the classroom and back into the public arena.
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