American & English Literature Collection

Find It, Read It, Perform It

Discover a rich collection of full-text plays, poems and prose. Read a Shakespearean play or Bible passage. Recite your next favorite poem or find an obscure work of fiction.

  • Find a poem published in 1881.
  • Practice your lines for an upcoming audition.
  • Search for an obscure Bible verse.
Bookworms, theater geeks and beatniks will feel right at home here. Oh, and students might find that the American & English Literature Collection comes in handy as well. 

What You Get

  • American, African-American and English poetry from 1600 to 2000
  • American and English plays, dramas from 1200 to 2000
  • Early American fiction 1700-1900
  • Various editions and adaptations of Shakespeare, The Bible
  • and more...

What You Need

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