American and English Literature Collection

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The American & English Literature Collections contain many works of poetry, drama, and prose from the 16th through 20th centuries. It includes the complete text of more than 200,000 poems, 2,000 plays, 100 works of prose, 11 major editions of Shakespeare’s works, and 21 editions of the Bible.

Use this resource to

  • Access full-text of more than 200,000 essential works of English and American literature.
  • Look for a specific work by author or title.
  • Search for a word or phrase within one book, within one collection, or across all the literature.
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