William Shakespeare – The Complete Literary Works of William Shakespeare, 42 plays, poems and The Sonnets from the bard himself. You will also find 11 Plays attributed in part to William Shakespeare and 19 of Shakespeare’s plays/books translated to German.
Edgar Allan Poe
Poe was born into poverty at Boston, January 19, 1809, dying under painful circumstances at Baltimore, October 7, 1849, his whole literary career of scarcely fifteen years a pitiful struggle for mere subsistence, his memory malignantly misrepresented by his earliest biographer, Griswold, how completely has truth at last routed falsehood and how magnificently has Poe come into his own.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Some of the best known of the Holmes stories are The Sign of The Four (1890), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), and His Last Bow (1917). They made Conan Doyle internationally famous and served to popularize the detective-story genre (Detective Story; Mystery Story)
Sir James Matthew Barrie
Dramatist and novelist who is best known as the creator of Peter Pan the boy who refused to grow up. The Peter Pan series includes Peter Pan Play (staged 1904), Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), and Peter and Wendy (novel) (1911).
Jules Verne – The Complete Literary Works of Jules Verne. This French Author is best known for such classics as Around the World in 80 Days and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The Jules Verne site includes most of Verne’s books in both the original French and English translations and we even found a few Dutch translations!
Charles Darwin – The Complete Works of Charles Darwin’s classic scientific literature, including this British Authors most famous and controversial work in the field of Evolution: The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection.
Mark Twain – The Complete Literary Works of Mark Twain. This classic American Author AKA Samuel Langhorne Clemens is best known for the sequel to Tom Sawyer: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). The Classic Literature Library received the DMOZ Cool Site Award for this part of our literature website.
Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature – The works of L. Frank Baum, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the entire Oz series (over 20 books). You will also find the works of Lewis Carroll, including the classic children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Italian Books – I’m learning Italian and what better way to learn than from Classic Italian Books. Ok there is a better way, travel through Italy and immerse yourself in the culture and language, if only I had the time.