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

Edgar Allan Poe Photograph Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), American writer, editor, and literary critic.

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.

Best known for his poem The Raven (1845) and tales such as The Black Cat (1843), The Balloon-Hoax (1844), The Pit And The Pendulum (1842), and The Unparalleled Adventure of Hans Pfaall (1835).


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British physician, novelist, and detective-story writer, creator of the unforgettable master sleuth Sherlock Holmes.

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

Sir James Barrie Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, Born May 9th, 1860, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, Died June 19th, 1937, London, England.

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!

King James Bible – The Old and New Testament of the King James Bible, from Genesis to The Revelation of Saint John the Devine what more can we say about this classic religous book.

Charles Dickens – The Complete Literary Works of Charles Dickens including the children’s classic Oliver Twist.

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.

Robert Louis Stevenson – The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. This Scottish Author is best know for Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Bram Stoker – If you are a fan of classic Dracula or vampires you must have heard of this Irish Author.

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.

Free Recipes – Currently 75,000 recipes and over a dozen public domain classic cook books including Simple Italian Cookery.

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.

Romance Books – Includes the complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova (30 volumes!!) and all Jane Austen romance novels.