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Read free novels online, Read Full Length Books Online Free, Download Free Books in PDF Novels, Fiction PDF. On this page are fiction guides for many genres, and hundreds of free novels to read online or download. Some categories are Science fiction, freevampirebooks, romance, mystery & crime fiction, thriller books, women’s fiction, history fiction, mysteries, literature, adventure, western books, graphic novels, fantasy, horror, mythology, folk tales and short stories.

 
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General Fiction

Readers’ Digest Condensed Books Collection

About 300 volumes of Readers’ Digest Condensed Books from the Internet Archive. Some book titles and authors are: Call me lucky by Bing Crosby, Too late the phalarope by Alan Paton, Time and time again by James Hilton, The Artist by Jan de Hartog, The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris West, The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton, Florence Nightingale by Cecil Woodham Smith, The admen by Shepherd Mead, The rainbow and the rose by Nevil Shute, Mrs. ‘Arris goes to Paris by Paul Gallico, The ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick, The white room by Elizabeth Coatsworth, Woman of straw by Catherine Arley, Giant by Edna Ferber, Through Charley’s door by Emily Kimbrough, The green helmet by Jon Cleary, Dunbar’s cove by Borden Deal, The twentieth Maine by John J. Pullen, Life at Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand, Three wishes by Barbara Delinsky, The sea hunters : true adventures with famous shipwrecks by Clive Cussler & Craig Dirgo, The chamber by John Grisham, Remember me by Mary Higgins Clark, The intruders by Stephen Coonts, The acorn winter by Elizabeth Webster, Airframe by Michael Crichton, The Escape Artist by Diane Chamberlain, Infinity’s Child by Harry Stein, Weeding out the Tears by Leanne White with Susan Dworkin, Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts, Phoenix Rising by John J. Nance, Roommates : My grandfather’s story by Max Apple, White Harvest by Louis Charbonneau, Times to Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Sybil by Flora Rheta Schriber, Will Rogers: his life and times by Richard M. Ketchum, How to be your own best friend by Mildred Newman, Prisoner of Mao by Bao Ruo-wang. Read free novels online.

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Adventure Fiction Collection

About 1,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Fiction – Adventure & Adventurers”. Some authors are: Trenton Lee Stewart, Sarah MacLean, Philp Pullman, Gordon Korman, Anthony Browne, Scott Lobdell, James Gurney, Isabel Allende, P. W. Catanese, Kate DiCamillo, Erin Hunter, Anthony Horowitz, Geronimo Stilton, Emily Rodda, Sid Fleischman, Lauren Tarshis, Cynthia Voigt, Clive Cussler, Avi, George Francis Lowther, Roger Faller, Joelle Charbonneau, Elaine Lee, Jack Higgins, Scott Beatty, Annabel Monaghan, Brandon Mull, Roland Smith, Herge. Read Full Length Books Online Free

Espionage & Thriller Fiction Collection

About 500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Fiction – Espionage & Thriller”. Some authors are: J. D. Robb, Dan Simmons, John Grisham, Clive Cussler, Neal Stephenson, Vikram Chandra, Jodi Picoult, Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, Dan Brown, David Baldacci, Lisa Jackson, Vince Flynn, John Le Carre, Peter James, Jack Higgins, Scott Smith, Brad Thor, Teri Woods, Wilbur Smith, Jeff Lindsay, Malachi Martin, James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, Michael Connelly, Fern Michaels, Mark Winegardner, Ken Follett, W. E. B. Griffin, Jonathan Kellerman, V. C. Andrews, Olaf Stapledon, Robert Harris, Sandra Brown, Alafair Burke, William Kent Krueger, Edward Gorman, Lisa Gardner, Heather Graham, Trevanian. Read free novels online.

African American Collection

About 1,300 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “African Americans – Fiction”. Some authors are: Octavia E. Butler, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ashley Jaquavais, Colson Whitehead, Walter Dean Myers, Brenda Jackson, Paul Volponi, Ezra Jack Keats, Sharon Flake, Mildred D. Taylor, Wahida Clark, Sharon M. Draper, Connie Rose Porter, Christopher Paul Curtis, K’wan, Ann Rinaldi, Kiki Swinson, Donald Goines, Teri Woods, Randall Kenan, Francis Ray, George Samuel Schuyler, Edward P. Jones, Beverly Mahr, Jacquelin Thomas, Jacqueline Woodson, Joyce Carol Oates, Ralph Ellison, Allison Hobbs, Eric Jerome Dickey, Erica Hilton, L. Divine, Brenda Jackson, John Edgar Wideman, Kiki Swinson, De’nesha Diamond, Randall Kenan, Henry Dumas, E. L. Konigsburg, Barbara Hambly, Francis Ray, Connie Rose Porter, Ishmael Reed, Omar Tyree. Read Full Length Books Online Free

Mexican American Collection

About 1,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Mexican Americans – Fiction”. Some authors are: Pam Munoz Ryan, Sandra Cisneros, Gary Soto, Rudolfo Anaya, Helena Maria Viramontes, Ana Castillo, Americo Paredes, Ernesto Galarza, Simone Elkeles, Ed Martinez, Francisco Jimenez, Oscar Zeta Acosta, Luis Valdez, María Celeste Arrarás, Zaragosa Vargas, Tony Johnston, Ernesto Galarza, Viola Canales, Michele Serros, Susan Schaller, Mario Barrera, Francisco Jimenez, David Rice, Victor Villasenor, James Diego Vigil, Richard Rodriguez, Thomas Sowell, Daniel Venegas, Rodolfo Acuna, Maria Amparo Escandon, Valerie Tripp, Tey Diana Rebolledo, Oscar Casares, John Nichols, Alfredo Vea Jr., Tomas Rivera, Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Ben Mikaelsen, Dagoberto Gilb.

Western Fiction Collection

About 1,300 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Western Stories”. Some authors are: Louis L’Amour, Richard S. Wheeler, Linda Howard, Charles Portis, Larry McMurtry, Johanna Lindsey, C. C. Post, Dee Henderson, Brenda Joyce, Elmore Leonard, Geronimo Stilton, Heather Graham, Lauran Paine, Ray Hogan, Bret Harte, Frank Roderus, Dorothy Garlock, T. T. Flynn, Tabor Evans,
Linda Lael Miller, Jack Schaefer, Gary Franklin, Ernest Haycox, Bernard DeVoto, John Steinbeck, Janette Oke, Leigh Greenwood, Forrest Carter, Jon Tuska, Jodi Thomas, Patricia Potter, Lori Copeland, Kathleen Duey, Brenda Minton, Donald Hamilton, Pamela Toth, Jane Kirkpatrick, Anita Mills, Arnette Lamb, Max Brand, Tracie Peterson, Ralph Compton.

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Canadian Fiction Collection

Nearly 700 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Canadian Fiction”. Some authors are: Marian Engel, Gabrielle Roy, Kelley Armstrong, Lex Williford, Joan Smith, Alice Munro, Elizabeth Thornton, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence, Roch Carrier, Anne Cameron, Lawrence Hill, Michael Slade, Mazo De la Roche, JoAnn Ross, Anne Hebert.

Chinese Fiction in English Collection

About 100 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Chinese Fiction in English”. Read Full Length Books Online Free.

Chinese Fiction in Chinese Collection

Nearly 500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Chinese Fiction in Chinese”. Be patient as the page loads.

Classic Novels, Historical Fiction, Old Bestsellers

French Fiction in French and English Collection

More than 400 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “French Fiction in French and English”.

Bibliographies of Fiction Collection

About 2,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Fiction Bibliography”. Be patient as the page loads.

Books & Reading Collection

About 1,200 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Books and Reading”. Be patient as the page loads. Read Free Novels Online

Bibliographies of American Authors Collection

About 50 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Bibliographies of American Authors”. Be patient as the page loads.

What Do I Read Next?: A Reader’s Guide to Current Genre Fiction (1991 edition)

– 1993 Edition

– 1998 Edition

– 2005 Edition Vol 1

– 2005 Edition Vol 2

Barron, Neil et al.
Gale Research 1991-2005
016

The earlier editions contain the genres of fantasy, western, romance, horror, mystery, science fiction. The 2005 edition also contains the genres of inspirational, historical, and popular fiction. Each entry includes a summary paragraph, other books by the same author, and other ‘books you might like’. Also time period, locale and some other info.

What Western Do I Read Next? A Reader’s Guide to Recent Western Fiction

Barton, Wayne
Gale Research 1998        Dewey Dec.    016

For each title there is a summary description and recommendations for similar books. Several indexes enable searches by series, time period, location, author and more.

Books on Library Research Guides, Study Guides

A Year of Reading: A Month-by-Month Guide to Classics and Crowd-Pleasers for You and Your Book Group

Ellington, Elisabeth and Freimiller, Jane
Sourcebooks 2002        Dewey Dec.    016

“Five titles designated as crowd pleasers, classics, challenges, memoirs, or potluck options are provided for each month. . . . There are brief descriptions of each book, thought-provoking discussion questions, information about the authors, video and Internet resources, and lists of related readings. Literary discussion groups will welcome this invaluable resource.” -Booklist

Now Read On … A Guide to Contemporary Popular Fiction

Hicken, Mandy and Prytherch, Ray
Scolar 1994        Dewey Dec.    016

Organized into chapters of 20 popular genres, the authors provide a profile of each of several popular authors in the genre, with a list of their books.

Fifty Years of Best Sellers 1895-1945

Hackett, Alice Payne
Bowker 1945        Dewey Dec.    16.8

Each year through 1911 has a list of the top 10 works of fiction; for each year afterward the top 10 works of non-fiction are also listed. A half-page description of annual highlights often follows the lists. The volume also contains a chapter on American best sellers from 1880-1945, and another on best-selling books and authors before 1880.

See our collections of Classic Novels & Historical Fiction and Short Stories

Sequels: An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

Husband, Janet G. and Husband, Jonathan P.
American Library Association 1997        Dewey Dec.    016

“A selective, annotated list of the best, most enduring, and most popular novels in series. Short stories and children’s books are excluded; classics, mysteries, and science fiction are included. Each work is listed in the best current edition, in the preferred order for reading. Arranged by author, with a title and subject index.”

A Thousand of the Best Novels

Newark, N. J. Free public library
Newark 1919        Dewey Dec.    016.8

An excellent list in which the chief factors of selection have been: to add books with positive literary merit and yet popular interest; to include contemporary and American action.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926

More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Pearl, Nancy
Sasquatch 2005        Dewey Dec.    016

Pearl’s “recommendations are arranged under an alphabetical, subjective, but certainly comprehensive system of categories, which range from ‘Academic Mysteries’ to ‘World War II Nonfiction’ and from ‘First Novels’ to ‘Three-Hanky Readers.’ Within each category, Pearl’s commentaries are concise and sound. A book difficult to put down and easy to be guided by.” -Booklist

Now Read This II: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1990-2001

Pearl, Nancy
Libraries Unlimited 2002        Dewey Dec.    016

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Now Read This III: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction

Pearl, Nancy and Cords, Sarah Statz
Libraries Unlimited 2010        Dewey Dec.    016

An annotated list of approximately five hundred mainstream fiction titles published since 2000, grouped by their main appeal features in the categories of character, setting, language, and story; each with suggested read-alikes. “Appendixes provide bridges to other genres, book award information, further resources, and advice for book groups, and everything is thoroughly indexed by author, title, and subject.” -Booklist

Read On … Crime Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste

Trott, Barry
Libraries Unlimited 2008        Dewey Dec.    016

“Rather than listing titles according to formal genres and subgenres, this book categorizes hundreds of popular crime fiction titles according to five broad features: character, setting, story, language and mood – and then into thematic lists, such as: ‘Reading the Bones’, ‘Dynamic Duos’, ‘Love you to Death’, and ‘Bright Lights, Dead Bodies’.” -Publisher

Books on Journalism, Publishing, Broadcasting, TV, Radio

Fiction Catalog: A Complete List Cataloged by Author and Title with Annotations

H.W. Wilson Co.
H.W. Wilson 1911        Dewey Dec.    16.8

According to the Preface, this volume is intended to list the 2,000 best works of fiction of all time. The list is based on a number of publications and lists of best fiction, which are identified in the Preface. Many entries contain very brief descriptions or excerpts from reviews.

Standard Catalog: Fiction Section

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1923        Dewey Dec.    016.8

Lists 2,350 of the best novels for the average public library. 750 titles have been starred for first purchase by smaller libraries. Collections of short stories are included and all are arranged in one author and title alphabet with annotations. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Selected Articles on Ancient History

Fiction Catalog

Yaakov, Juliet, comp.
Wilson 2001        Dewey Dec.    .016.8

14th edition.


Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Science Fiction Collection

About 8,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Science Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads. Best sci fi books, free science fiction books.

Fantasy Fiction Collection

More than 8,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Fantasy Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads. Read fantasy books online free.

Supernatural Fiction Collection

About 1,600 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Supernatural Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads. Read fantasy books online free. Free supernatural fiction.

American Ghost Stories Collection

About 70 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of American Ghost Stories.

Horror Stories Collection

About 900 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Horror Stories”. Be patient as the page loads. freevampirebooks, free vampire books online.

Anatomy of Wonder 4: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction

Barron, Neil
Bowker 1995        Dewey Dec.    .016.8

Books on Exploring in Asia, Women Explorers in Asia, Travel Guides for Asia

The Checklist of Science-fiction and Supernatural Fiction

Bleiler, Everett F.
Firebell 1978        Dewey Dec.    016

Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Burgess, Michael
Libraries Unlimited 1992
016

A guide to “amateur and professional reference materials in the related fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror…. The book is divided into 32 sections … including ‘Encyclopedias and Dictionaries,’ ‘Magazine and Anthology Indexes,’ ‘Subject Bibliographies,’ ‘Character Dictionaries and Author Cyclopedias,’ and ‘Film and Television Catalogs.’.. . Complete bibliographic citations are followed by literature and readable annotations that vary from a brief note to three or four lengthy paragraphs. The annotations consist of description and succinct analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each item. . . . ‘Major On-Line Resources,’ is a particularly valuable examination of 20 Web sites.’’ Booklist. Best sci fi books, freevampirebooks, free vampire books online.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: A Checklist, 1700-1974; Vol 1 – Indexes to the Literature

Vol 2 – Contemporary Science Fiction Authors

Reginald, R.
Gale Research 1979        Dewey Dec.    016

Volume 1 contains an author index of nearly 600 pages listing each author’s published books, followed by shorter indexes arranged by title, series, awards, and an “Ace and Belmont Doubles” index.
Volume 2 has two parts. The first part consists of biographical profiles of contemporary science fiction writers, and the second part is a ‘Pictorial History of Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing’. Read fantasy books online free, best sci fi books.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1975-1991

A Bibliography of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Fiction Books and Nonfiction Monographs

Reginald, R.
Gale Research 1992        Dewey Dec.    016

An update to the 1979 volumes by the same author, also on this web page.

Fantasy Authors: A Research Guide

Stevens, Jen and Salo, Dorothy
Libraries Unlimited 2008        Dewey Dec.    016

This volume “includes entries for approximately 100 leading contemporary and popular authors.” “Each entry includes: a brief biographical sketch, including a quote from the author and his or her major awards; a list of the author’s major works; and research sources-biographies, interviews, criticism, research guides, a wealth of Web sites, and blogs.” -Book jacket. Read fantasy books online free.


Mystery & Crime

Detective and Mystery Fiction Collection

About 6,500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Detective and Mystery Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads. Mystery books online free.

Women Detectives Fiction Collection

Over 2,900 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Women Detectives Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads. Mystery books online free.


Juvenile & Young Adult

Juvenile Fiction Collection

Over 33,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Juvenile Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads.

Juvenile Wit & Humor Collection

About 550 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Fiction – Juvenile Wit & Humor”. Be patient as the page loads.

Selected Articles about the History of Popular Culture

Young Adult Fiction Collection

About 500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Children’s Books – Young Adult Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads.

Children’s Literature Collection

More than 2,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Children’s Literature”. Be patient as the page loads.

Selected Articles about Archaeology

Dictionary of American Children’s Fiction: Recent Books of Recognized Merit, 1960-1984

– 1985-1989

– 1990-1994

– 1995-1999

Helbig, Alethea and Perkins, Agnes Regan
Greenwood 1986-2002        Dewey Dec.    028.5

100 Best Books for Children

Silvey, Anita
Houghton Mifflin 2004        Dewey Dec.    016

The author’s “long experience as a book reviewer and editor makes her list pretty much spot-on… . Each title gets a short essay that not only discusses the book and what it has meant to its audience but that also supplies wonderful behind-the-scenes information. … A helpful list, ‘Beyond the 100 Best,’ points parents in the right direction for more good reads.” -Booklist

500 Great Books for Teens

Silvey, Anita
Houghton Mifflin 2006        Dewey Dec.    016

List of Series and Sequels for Juvenile Readers (Useful References Series)

Wead, Katharine H.
Faxon 1923        Dewey Dec.    016.8

The volume lists all the books in each of more than 100 series for children and teens.

Children’s Catalog of Thirty-Five Hundred Books: A Guide to the Best Reading for Boys and Girls

Based on fifty-four selected library lists and bulletins; arranged under author, title and subject; with analytical entries for 700 volumes

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1917        Dewey Dec.    011.6

Selected Articles about the Cultural History of Literature, Music & Fine Arts

Children’s Catalog Supplement: A Guide to the Best Reading for Boys and Girls

Four Hundred and Fifty Books chosen chiefly from books published between June 1, 1916, and January 1, 1918; arranged under author, title and subject; with analytical entries for 78 volumes

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1918        Dewey Dec.    011.6


Historical Fiction

History Fiction Books Collection

Nearly 2,000 history fiction books in the Internet Archive, mostly published within the last 30 years. Best fiction history books.

Guides to Historical Fiction Collection

The 1,600 books in this collection are not all guides to historical fiction or history fiction. The search caught some other books about the genre and many history novels. However, this collection does contain near the top some general guides to historical novels, and also guides to history fiction about particular countries or time periods, specific authors, and specific historical figures. Be patient as the page loads. History fiction books.

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World Historical Fiction: An annotated guide to novels for adults and young adults

Adamson, Lynda G.
Oryx 1999        Dewey Dec.    .016.8

A Guide to Historical Fiction

Baker, Ernest Albert
Routledge 1914        Dewey Dec.    016.8

Lists about five thousand novels which in any way portray the life of the past, including medieval romances and novels of manners, as well as avowedly historical novels. The arrangement is first by country and then chronologically by the historical period illustrated. Brief descriptive notes and a full index. The best and most comprehensive list yet published.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Fiction history, best fiction history books.

A Guide to British Historical Fiction

Buckley, John Anthony and Williams, W. T.,
Harrap 1912        Dewey Dec.    16.84

“The list, which is representative and not exhaustive, has been compiled with a view to illustrating every phase of British History to which reference is usually made in an ordinary School course.”
– from the Forward

European War Fiction in English and Personal Narratives; Bibliographies

Dawson, Loleta and Hunting, Marion Davis
Faxon 1921        Dewey Dec.    016.84

Part 1 contains 320 briefly annotated works of fiction; all are about World War I and set primarily between August 1914 and November 1918. They are organized by country. At the end of Part 1 is an index by author.

Part 2 is a bibliography of personal narratives of the war. All items are briefly annotated, and only those narratives considered by the compiler to have lasting value were included. There appear to be at least 400 books and articles in Part 2.

World Historical Fiction Guide

an annotated chronological, geographical and topical list of selected historical novels

McGarry, Daniel D.
Scarecrow 1973        Dewey Dec.    .016.8

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Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales

Nield, Jonathan
Putnam 1925        Dewey Dec.    016.8

Contains virtually all the historical novels in the English language or which have been translated into English, classified according to period treated, and arranged in columns under title, author and publisher, and subject. Juvenile and especially good books are indicated. No notes. Several bibliographies and author and title indexes.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926


Women’s Fiction

Man-Woman Relationships Fiction Collection

About 11,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Man-Woman Relationships Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads.

Women Detectives Fiction Collection

About 2,900 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Women Detectives Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads.

Romance Fiction Collection

About 4,700 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Romance Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads. Free romantic reads online, read romantic novels free online.

Books on Short Stories

Reading Women: A Book Club Guide for Women’s Fiction

Hill, Nanci Milone
Libraries Unlimited 2012        Dewey Dec.    016

“Brings together information on over 100 women’s fiction titles, providing everything a book group needs to encourage focused, stimulating meetings… Readers will learn the difference between women’s fiction, romance, and chick lit, as well as why these genres provide a rich trove of discussion topics for book groups.”

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List of Books for Girls and Women and their Clubs (A.L.A. Annotated Lists)

Leypoldt, A. H., & Iles, George, ed.
American Library Association 1895        Dewey Dec.    011.6

About 2,100 titles in chief branches of literature, classed under 26 main headings; each group selected and annotated by a specialist. Publishers and prices; very full index. List is general and equally useful for boys and men. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Read On … Women’s Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste

Vnuk, Rebecca
Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO 2009        Dewey Dec.    016


Comics & Graphic Novels

Comics & Graphic Novels Collection

More than 600 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Comics & Graphic Novels”. Be patient as the page loads. Comics ebooks.

Cartoons and Comics Collection

About 350 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Comics and Cartoons.

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Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More

Pawuk, Michael
Libraries Unlimited 2007        Dewey Dec.    016

“This guide is intended to help you (a librarian) start, update, or maintain a graphic novel collection and advise readers about the genre. It covers more than 2,400 titles, including series titles, and organizes them according to genre, subgenre, and theme—from super-heroes and adventure to crime, humor, and nonfiction. Reading levels, awards/recognition, and core titles are identified.” -Publisher. Comics ebooks.


Classic Literature & Criticism

Literature Classics Collection

More than 1,100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Literature Classics.

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Literary Fiction Collection

About 580 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Fiction – Literary”. Be patient as the page loads.

Free online Literary Magazines

Classic Literature & Criticism Collection

About 1,600 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Literature – Classics & Criticism”. Be patient as the page loads.

American Literature – 20th Century – History and Criticism Collection

About 250 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of American Literature – 20th Century – History and Criticism.

American Literature 19th Century History and Criticism Collection

About 120 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of American Literature 19th Century History and Criticism.

African American Authors Collection

About 300 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of African American Authors.

English Literature Collection

More than 4,000 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of English Literature.

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English Literature – 20th Century – History and Criticism Collection

About 150 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of English Literature – 20th Century – History and Criticism.

English Literature 1500-1700 – History & Criticism Collection

About 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of English Literature 1500-1700 – History & Criticism.

Selected Articles about Medieval History

French Literature in French and English Collection

About 850 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “French Literature in French and English”. Be patient as the page loads.

Medieval Literature Collection

About 400 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Medieval Literature”. Be patient as the page loads.

Ancient Literature Collection

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Ancient Literature.

Free online magazines about History

Bibliographies of American Literature Collection

About 180 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Bibliographies of American Literature”. Be patient as the page loads.

Bibliographies of English Literature Collection

About 160 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Bibliographies of English Literature”. Be patient as the page loads.

Bibliographies of Modern Literature Collection

About 50 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Bibliographies of Modern Literature”. Be patient as the page loads.

A Descriptive Guide to the Best Fiction, British and American, Including Translations from Foreign Languages; Containing about 4,500 References

Baker, Ernest Albert
Macmillan 1903        Dewey Dec.    016.8 Rf

Note under each title gives theme and occasionally characterization, and list of editions. Best or representative works are starred. In Historical appendix all books illustrating history or social life of a country are entered briefly under 1) country, 2) period, 3) date. Full subject index and author-title index increase reference value. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

The Reader’s Adviser: The Best in World Literature

DiYanni, Robert, ed.
R.R. Bowker 1994        Dewey Dec.    016.8

Literature of many nationalities included.

Translations of Foreign Novels; a Selected List (Useful references series)

Grimm, Minerva Ethel
Boston Book Club 1917        Dewey Dec.    016.84

Selected list of translations from eighteen different languages, arranged alphabetically by author and also by title. Nearly 1,100 novels are included.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Register of Bibliographies of the English Language and Literature (Cornell studies in English)

Northup, Clark Sutherland
Yale University 1925        Dewey Dec.    016.8

Includes both separately published bibliographies and a wealth of careful analysis of bibliographies contained in periodicals, literary histories, society transactions, biographical dictionaries, provincial bibliographies and other composite works. All entries are given with exact reference, there are some critical and descriptive notes, and references to reviews are also included. The total number of bibliographies listed is well over six thousand, and they represent a close selection.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Accessing the Classics: Great Reads for Adults, Teens, and English Language Learners

Rosow, La Vergne
Libraries Unlimited 2006        Dewey Dec.    016

“The intended audience is wide-ranging and includes anyone who wishes to foster language and literacy skills. Essential reading.” -Booklist

Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Literature and Philology Section

An Annotated List of 1600 Titles with a Full Analytical Index

Wilson, H.W.; Sears, Minnie Earl, comp.
Wilson 1931        Dewey Dec.    016.8


Theater – Plays and Screenplays

Plays for Amateurs

Clapp, John Mantel, arr.
Drama League of America 1915        Dewey Dec.    016.8

Lists 197 plays, each with a paragraph describing plots, number and gender of characters, staging, difficulty, royalty fees etc.

Ottemiller’s Index to Plays in Collections

Connor, Billie M. and Mochedlover, Helene G., eds.
Scarecrow 1988        Dewey Dec.    016.8

“An author and title index to plays appearing in collections published between 1900 and 1985. This index analyzes 1,350 collections and “covers plays by 2,555 authors. The arrangement is by playwright, with lists of plays and collections in which each is designated by symbols. A list of collections analyzed and key to symbols and a title index complete the volume.

Viewpoints in Modern Drama; an Arrangement of Plays According to their Essential Interest (Viewpoint Series)

Drury, Francis Keese Wynkoop
A.L. A. 1925        Dewey Dec.    016.8

Three hundred and sixty-eight modern plays grouped by class or theme, briefly but effectively characterized, and their plots outlined. Acting facts are also given. Part two lists and describes many volumes on modern drama, criticism, play writing and amateur production.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Plays for Children

Oglebay, Kate, arr.
Drama League of America 1915        Dewey Dec.    016.8

Lists plays adapted to ages from six to sixteen, giving information as to publisher, scenes, time needed for presentation, characters, costumes, etc. Lists of reference books on producing, costuming, etc.- A.L.A. Catalog 1912-1921

Index to Dramatic Readings (Useful Reference Series)

Silk, Agnes K. and Fanning, C. E., comp.
Faxon 1925        Dewey Dec.    016.8

An index to the contents of twenty-five volumes of collections of dramatic readings published in the years 1915 to 1924, and chosen for their wide range of subjects. Selections are made available in numerous ways: by author, title, subject, by type of selection, occasion, and index of first lines and refrains. Of value to public readers, dramatic teachers and librarians.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926


Spanish Language Books

Spanish Language Fiction Collection

About 2,500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Spanish – Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads. Free books Spanish.

Spanish Language Juvenile Fiction Collection

Over 500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Spanish – Juvenile Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads. Free books Spanish.

Spanish Language Adult Fiction Collection

About 450 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Spanish – Adult Fiction”. Be patient as the page loads. Free books Spanish.


Century Past Library

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