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Thursday, June 04, 2009

British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900

British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900"British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900 provides an intimate look into the lives and works of Britain’s major writers across two hundred years. From the rise of Charles II to the death of Queen Victoria British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900 contains complete facsimile copies of author manuscripts including poems, plays, and novels, private correspondence, diaries and journals as well as drawings and handwritten notes. The collection traces the development of literary movements from the classicism of Pope and Johnson to the Romanticism of Wordsworth and the gothic novels of the Brontës. Users can search across 400,000 pages by metadata which includes author, named person and title of the work. British Literary Manuscripts Online, c.1660-1900 will be followed by British Literary Manuscripts Online: Renaissance and Medieval in late 2009. Both collections will be cross-searchable on the one intuitive and user-friendly interface. Purchase the collections separately or together and access 700 years of British literary manuscripts online" - Cengage Learning

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