Gale once again leads the way in literary resources with British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660 - 1900, part of our groundbreaking Literary Manuscripts Online series. This extensive digital archive, comprising more than 400,000 manuscript pages, includes complete facsimile copies of poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence and other manuscripts from the Restoration through the Victorian era. These priceless documents - once available only to specialized literary scholars - are now available to students, instructors, and general readers alike.
The collection provides an intimate look into the lives and works of major literary figures and allows for unique insights into the history, culture and context surrounding more than two centuries of British literary achievement. Sources include some of the most prestigious collections in the world, such as The British Library; The Forster and Dyce Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The National Library of Scotland; the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.; Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey; the Huntington Library, San Marino, California; and the Oscar Wilde Collection at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California - Los Angeles.
Authors in British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660- 1900 include:
"The entire collection is easily browsed by author, and clever users may browse by title via an option provided on the Advanced Search form. Summing Up: Recommended."
-- Choice, July, 2011