19th Century American Literary Figures
& Literary Texts Online (from http://public.wsu.edu/~amerstu/19th/writers.html)

General/Multi-author Sites

19th Century American Women Writers Web An excellent resource. Includes sites on individual poets and prose writers; e-texts from various writers; links to 19th c journals and contemporary 19th c. studies journals; and more.

University of Virginia’s collection of literary texts online Includes texts by Henry Adams, Mark Twain, Charles Brockden Brown, R.W. Emerson, Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Wilson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Francis Parkman, and many others

Additional electronic texts from the University of Virginia Includes many 19th US writers and documents not listed on the site above.
Native American Lit from NativeWeb

Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color from U. Minnesota; includes 19th and 20th century African American, Native American, Asian American and Latina authors.
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century Includes 52 full-text works and more; from the digital collection of the Schomburg Center library.

Early American Literature Links
American Literature and Online Research Includes links for literary criticism, reference works, libraries, and various other materials.
The Victorian Web While the focus here is on British Victorian era, there are important connections to the United States to be found. Information on Victorian authors, art, architecture, design, religion, philosophy, politics, society, science, and technology.

American Authors on the Web,” by Mitsuharu Matsuoka, Manchester U. The most comprehensive resource on individual writers. Most of the sites listed below came originally from this excellent source. Unfortunately the site lacks annotations, something we hope to provide.
Single Author Sites (arranged chronologically by date of birth of the author) [an additional alphabetical listing is in progress]


Thomas Paine (1732-1809)
Friends of Thomas Paine
The Age of Paine
Thomas Paine National Historical Association
Common Sense
Freethought Web
American Revolution HTML Project
St. John de Crevecoeur (1735-1813)
Thomas Godfrey (1736-63)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816)
John Trumbull (1750-1831)
Timothy Dwight (1752-1817)
Philip Freneau (1752-1832)
Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784)
Black history
Precursor of American Abolitionism
Phillis Wheatley Association
Joel Barlow (1754-1812)
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Susanna Rowson (1762-1824)
The Susanna Rowson Page
Project Gutenberg
William Dunlap (1766-1839)
Joseph Hopkinson (1770-1842)
Royall Tyler (1757-1826)
The Royall Tyler Page
Project Gutenberg
Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)
The Internet Resource Library
Project Gutenberg
James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860)
Francis Scott Key (1778-1843)
Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Washington Irving 1783 to 1859
Rip Van Winkle: Past and Present
Washington Irving Teaching Resources
Washington Irving Memorial Park And Arboretum
Kuusankosken kaupunginkirjasto
[Rip Van Winkle][The Legend of Sleepy Hollow][Little Britain][Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The][Alhambra, The]
Samuel Woodworth (1785-1842)
John James Audubon (1785-1851)
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
James Fenimore Cooper Society
Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses
America’s First Literary Giant
Last of the Mohicans, The
Romancing the Indian
John Howard Payne (1791-1852)
Seba Smith (1792-1868)
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820)
James Gates Percival (1795-1856)
John Pendleton Kennedy (1795-1870)
Josiah Warren (1798?-1874)
Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)
Lydia Maria Child (1802-80)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)
Ralph Waldo Emerson Page
Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson the Pantheist
Environmental Ethics
Emerson on Transcendence, Polarity, and the Active Soul
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tribute to Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64)
Nathaniel Hawthorne Page
Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls, A
Nathaniel Hawthorne Lecture Hall Discussion Forum
[Scarlet Letter, The] [House of the Seven Gables,ables, The] [The Blithedale Romance] [Mosses from an Old Manse] [Twice-Told Tales] [Young Goodman Brown] [Rappacini’s Daughter] [The Life of Franklin Pierce] [Other Writings]
Robert Montgomery Bird (1806-54)
Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-67)
William Gilmore Simms (1806-70)
William Gilmore Simms Society
The Cub of the Panther
TPCN – Great Quotations
Project Gutenberg
Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806-93)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)
Floyd Vest
University of California, Davis
Dickens and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dante’s Inferno
Selected Works
Three Poems
Biography – Adult Life
Biography (Roberto Rabe)
General Philosophy
The Wreck Of The Hesperus
Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806-84)
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49)
Incomplete Online Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Forrest)
Complete Online Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Talon)
Edgar Allan Poe Society
Complete Online Works
Christoffer Nilsson
Unofficial Poe Page
Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Seth Gregory’s Edgar Allan Poe Page
Edgar Allan Poe’s Literary Neighborhood
CyberTour: Edgar Allen Poe
Thoughts About Edgar Allan Poe
The Poe Perplex
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Edgar Allan Poe Tribute Page
Some Short Stories
Collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s Poems
Precisely Poe
Robert Sarkissian
Dream within a Dream
Payge’s Poe Page
Raven Society, The
Edgar Allan Poe Evermore
Frazuh’s Edgar Allan Poe Collection
Poe Project
Qrisse’s Edgar Allan Poe Pages
Selected Works
Poe as Surrealist
Poe Closed on Account of Rabies
I Am Safe: Edgar Allan Poe’s Portrait of Perversity
The Conquerer Germ: Tuberculosis and Poe’s ‘Ligeia’
The Raven
The House of Usher
Joseph Holt Ingraham (1809-60)
Timothy Shay Arthur (1809-85)
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-94)
Sarah Margaret Fuller (1810-50)
Horace Greeley (1811-72)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-96)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Sojourner Truth, the Libyan Sibyl
Mothers in Uncle Tom’s America
Domestic Goddesses, aka Scribbling Women
Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-82)
Evert Augustus Duyckinck (1816-78)
Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)
Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, The
Electronic Drummer, The
Thoreau, Walden, and the Environment
Life of Henry David Thoreau
Online Resources for Sustainability Domain
Index – Henry David Thoreau
Save Thoreau’s Birthplace
Civil Disobedience
Henry Thoreau: His Life, His Works
Lucas Books
Henry David Thoreau and the Walden Mailing List
“W-a-l-d-e-n,” a large number of words by “T-h-o-r-e-a-u”
Back to Walden Pond: Henry David Thoreau Campfire Chat
Unitarians & Universalists, Thoreau
Ecology Hall of Fame, Thoreau
George E. Loper’s Thoreau Page
Botanical Index to Thoreau’s Journals
Thoreau’s Cape Cod: An Interactive Tour
Online List of Out-of-print and Rare Rooks and Eephemera
Walden Pond State Reservation
Walden Font’s pages
Walden Woods TownView Study
Plea for Captain John Brown
Thoreau Institute
The Thoreau Reader
[Walden][On Walden Pond]
Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-81)
Susan Bogert Warner (1819-85)
Herman Melville (1819-91)
Life and Works of Herman Melville
From Melville’s Moby Dick
Melville and the Detective Story
Moby Dick
Moby Dick (University of Virginia)
Call me Ishmael
Great Grey Whale, The
Whales in Literature
America’s Diogenes
[Bartleby] [The Confidence Man]
James Russel Lowell (1819-91)
Walt(er) Whitman (1819-92)
Walt Whitman Page (Minnesota)
Walt Whitman Home Page
The Whitman Project
Poetry of Walt Whitman, The
Garrison Keillor Reads Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass
Walt Whitman Collection
Walt Whitman Hypertext Archive
Walt Whitman Campfire Chat
Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)
Mary Anne Sadlier (1820-1903)
Frances Jane Crosby (1820-1915)
F. G. Tuckerman (1821-1873)
Francis Parkman (1823-93)
George William Curtis (1824-92)
Bayard Taylor (1825-78)
Francis James Child (1825-96)
Stephen Collins Foster (1826-64)
Stephen Collins Foster Music Building
Stephen Collins Foster Music Camps
Lawrenceville: Stephen Collins Foster
My Old Kentucky Home
Charles Henry Smith (1826-1903)
Lewis Wallace (1827-1905)
Anna Bartlett Warner (1827-1915)
Ellen Gould White (1827-1915)
Fitz-James O’Brien (c.1828-62)
Henry Timrod (1828-67)
Theodore Winthrop (1828-1932)
Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)
Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (1830-85)
John Esten Cooke (1830-86)
Emily Dickinson (1830-86)
Emily Dickinson Homestead
Emily Dickinson Page (BYU)
Archive of EMWEB Mailing List (BYU)
University of California, Davis
My Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson International Society
Online Poetry
Emily Dickinson at Mount Holyoke Women’s Seminary
Erin’s Emily Dickinson Page
Emily Dickinson’s Life
EmMail Webpage
Lucas Books
Emily Dickinson Random Epigram Machine
Paul Hamilton Hayne (1830-86)
Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (1831-85)
Rebecca Harding Davis (neé Harding) (1831-1910)
Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1831-1917)
“The Significance of Being Frank: The Life and Times of Franklin Benjamin Sanborn” Study in progress by Tom Foran Clark
“The ‘Kidnapping’ of Frank Sanborn” brief excerpt from Clark’s study.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-88)
All Alcott: The Louisa May Alcott Web
Dickens and Louisa May Alcott
Domestic Goddesses, aka Scribbling Women
Orchard House
Perilous Play
Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908)
Horatio Alger (1834-99)
Horatio Alger Society
Horatio Alger, Jr. Resources
Francis Richard Stockton (1834-1902)
Adah Isaacs Menken (1835-68)
Samuel Dickson
Seymour “Sy” Brody
Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)
Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835-1905)
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)
Mark Twain Resources on the WWW (Jim Zwick, Syracuse U.)
The Mark Twain Library
Ever The Twain Shall Meet Page
Literary Works
Mark Twain Forum
Life of Mark Twain
Mark Twain Library, The
Mark Twain Tutkielma
Huck Finn Study Guide
Huck Finn Trivia Challenge
Peter Salwen’s Mark Twain Page
Online Book Initiative (gopher)
Mark Twain Quote of the Day
Mark Twain Association of New York, The
Mark Twain’s Birthplace and Hometown
Mark Twain in His Times
Dickens and Mark Twain
Letters From the Earth
Bible Teaching and Religious Practice
Awful German Language, The
Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses
Mark Twain Campfire Chat
About Huckleberry Finn
Joe’s Huckleberry Finn Page
Mark Twain’s Birthplace and Home Town
Mark Twain Exhibit
Mark Twain: Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Mark Twain Live
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Ken’s Look Into Huckleberry Finn
Works [The Prince and the Pauper][Huckleberry Finn] [What is Man and Other Essays] [Stuwwelpeter (trans.)]
Mark Twain on the Philippines–Twain was the most prominent literary opponent of the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902 and was a vice president of the Anti-Imperialist League from 1901 until his death in 1910.
Internet Movie Database’s listing of movies based on Twain works
Francis Bret(t) Harte (1836-1902)
Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)
Marietta Holley (1836-1926)
Edward Eggleston (1837-1902)
Joaquin Miller (1837-1913)
William Dean Howells (1837-1920)
William Dean Howells Society
John Burroughs (1837-1921)
Edward Payson Roe (1838-88)
John Hay (1838-1905)
John Muir (1838-1914)
Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915)
Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)
Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-94)
Edward Rowland Sill (1841-87)
Maria Louise Pool (1841-1898)
Joaquin Miller (1841?-1913)
Sidney Lanier (1842-81)
Bronson Howard (1842-1908)
William James (1842-1910)
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)
Ambrose Bierce Appreciation Society
UJI (Spain)
Ambrose Bierce, Forked Tongue
The Devil’s Dictionary [Alcyone][UJI][Entisoft]
Prentiss Ingraham (1843-1904)
Henry James (1843-1916)
Henry James scholar’s Guide to Web Sites (Richard Hathaway, SUNY New Paltz)
Eric Eldred
Center for Henry James Studies, The
Dickens and Henry James
Henry James and The Atlantic Monthly
Works [The Europeans][Washington Square][The Ambassadors][The Golden Bowl][“In the Cage”][The Sacred Fount][Portrait of a Lady, The][Washington Square][Daisy Miller ][The Bostonians]
John Boyle O’Reilly (1844-90)
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward (1844-1911)
William Clark Russell (1844-1911)
George Washington Cable (1844-1925)
William MaKendree Carleton (1845-1912)
Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908)
Uncle Remus History/Ethnology Research Project
Wren’s Nest
MLA Bibliography of Joel Chandler Harris and Related Works
Biography of Joel Chandler Harris
Joel Chandler Harris Page
Sarah Barnwell Elliott (1848-1928)
Emma Lazarus (1849-87)
Eliza Jane Poitevent Holbrook Nicholson (1849-96)
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)
Domestic Goddesses, aka Scribbling Women
James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
Frances Burnett (1849-1924)
James Lane Allen (1849-1925)
The James Lane Allen Page
Kentucky Konnections
Edward Bellamy (1850-98)
Bellamy Gaslight Texts
Text to Looking Backward
Course Page on Bellamy
Eugene Field (1850-95)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
Mary Noailles Murfree (1850-1922)
Laura Elizabeth Richards (1850-1943)
Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
The Awakening
Domestic Goddesses, aka Scribbling Women
William Crary Brownell (1851-1928)
Thomas Bird Mosher (1852-1923)
James Brander Matthews (1852-1929)
Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930)
D. Campbell
Garland and Mary Wilkins Freeman
Project Gutenberg
Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)
Edwin Charles Markham (1852-1940)
Thomas Nelson Page (1853-1922)
About Thomas Nelson Page
Project Gutenberg
David Belasco (1853-1931)
Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)
Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909)
George Edward Woodberry (1855-1930)
Harold Frederic (1856-98)
Elbert Green Hubbard (1856-1915)
Booker T. Washington(1856-1915)
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
Frank Harris (1856-1931)
Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856-1935)
Alice Brown (1856-1948)
Emerson Hough (1857-1923)
Henry Blake Fuller (1857-1929)
Charles Monroe Sheldon (1857-1946)
Horace Logo Traubel (1858-1919)
Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929)
James Gibbon Huneker (1860-1921)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
Harriet Monroe (1860-1936)
Harriet Monroe and the Imagists
First Books of Verse, Harriet Monroe
Selected Poems
Owen Wister (1860-1938)
Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)
George Lyman Kittredge (1860-1941)
Abraham Cahan (1860-1951)
Bliss Perry (1860-1954)
Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920)
William Bliss Carman (1861-1929)
O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862-1910)
University of Texas
Lone Star Junction
O. Henry Museum
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
The Edith Wharton Resource Pack
The Edith Wharton Fan Page
An overview with biocritical sources
19CWWW WWW Message Board
Edith Wharton: Her Literature and Politics
Edith Wharton Restoration
Domestic Goddesses, aka Scribbling Women
[Madame de Treymes][Summer]
Carolyn Wells (1862-1942)
Wilbur Lucius Cross (1862-1948)
Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952)
Gene Porter (1863-1924)
Oliver Brooke Herford (1863-1935)
George Santayana (1863-1952)
Richard Hovey (1864-1900)
Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)
Gutenberg Project
Spanish-American War
Detective Fiction
Paul Elmer More (1864-1937)
Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902)
Irving Babbitt (1865-1933)
Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936)
David Graham Phillips (1867-1911)
Harry Leon Wilson (1867-1939)
John Livingston Lowes (1867-1945)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society
Songs and Musical Memories
Eleanor Porter (1868-1920)
Mary [Hunter] Austin (1868-1934)
Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
William Allen White (1868-1944)
William Edward Burghardt DuBois (1868-1963)
William Vaughn Moody (1869-1910)
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
Newton Booth Tarkington (1869-1946)
Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
Emma Goldman papers An excellent site run by Candace Falk at U.C. Berkeley. Includes some texts, bibliographies, images (including film clips), a guide to the Papers, and resources for further study.
Red Emma on Red Scare Deportations
Red Emma [revolt][jwehling][Paris][TheTropics]
Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950)
Frank Norris (1870-1902)
Mary Johnston (1870-1936)
Alice Caldwell Rice (1870-1942)
Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
Stephen Crane Resources
The Stephen Crane Society
Red Badge of Courage (CMU)
Red Badge of Courage 100th Anniversary
Vernon Louis Parrington (1871-1929)
Jesse Lynch Williams (1871-1929)
Melville Davisson Post (1871-1930)
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
Lola Ridge (1871-1941)
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)
International Theodore Dreiser Society
Theodore Dreiser’s The Genius
Winston Churchill (1871-1947)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
Digital Text Archives
Resources For Learning More About Dunbar
Zane Grey (1872-1939)
Harold Bell Wright (1872-1944)
Harold Bell Wright Society
Harold Bell Wright and the Shepherd of the Hills
Leonora Speyer (1872-1956)
Rupert Hughes (1872-1956)
George Cram Cook (1873-1924)
Anne Douglas Sedgwick (1873-1935)
Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945)
Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Willa Cather Home Page
Cather Links and Bibliography
Paul’s Case
Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Website
Next on the Docket! Paul’s Case
Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation
Domestic Goddesses, aka Scribbling Women
Joseph Trumbull Stickney (1874-1904)
Josephine Preston Peabody (1874-1925)
Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
Anna Hempstead Branch (1874-1937)
Zana Gale (1874-1938)
Ellen Glasgow (1874-1945)
This site was created by T.V. Reed as a project of the American Studies program of Washington State University.
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