What is Literary Criticism?
Literary criticism is "evaluative or interpretive work written by professional interpreters of texts. It is 'criticism' not because it is negative or corrective, but rather because those who write criticism ask hard, analytical, crucial, or 'critical' questions about the works they read."
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Websites: Literary Criticism Guides
Classic Short Stories
The goal of this site is to give a nice cross section of short stories in the hope that these short stories will excite these people into rediscovering this excellent source of entertainment.
Free downloadable digital versions of novels, short stories, poems and dramas. This website is produced by the University of Adelaide in South Australia.
Internet Websites: Shakespeare
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Considered one of the most important works of literary history and criticism, this complete online version contains thousands of essays with topics on all aspects of literature and writing, from Bartleby.com
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare All of Shakespeare's works, searchable by keyword. Includes related articles and recommended links.
Elizabethan Era Provides detailed information on the Elizabethan Era, including the music, theater, sports, clothing and food.
Folger Shakespeare Library Shakespearean material and also a vast collection of rare Renaissance books and manuscripts on all disciplines.
The Oxford Shakespeare The 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare ranks among the most authoritative published this century. Search plays, sonnets and miscellaneous verse, which constitute the literary cornerstone of Western civilization. From Bartleby.com
Renaissance: The Elizabethan World Explore the world of the Elizabethan England.
Shakespeare Resource Center A detailed website devoted to all things William Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare: The Complete Works A comprehensive collection of materials on the life and works of William Shakespeare.
Contains a wealth of literary works, including full-text poems, short stories, speeches, and dramatic works.
Biographic information on hundreds of thousands of individuals, both current and historical.
A general research database