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1) Ars Poetica
2) Authorial URLs
3) Books Off the Beaten Track
4) Curiosities
5) The Garden of Unearthly Delights
6) Gopher It!
7) Terence, this is stupid stuff...
8) The Virtual Museum: text-only excursions to online exhibits

Books Off the Beaten Track

American Beer: Glimpses of Its History and Description of Its Manufacture, written by G. Thomann and published by the United States Brewers' Association in 1909, is a fascinating and thirst-provoking gem... "History with a head", raved the esteemed historian GJ Guinness, professor of Hopology at Trinity College, Dublin

Thomas DeQuincey's autobiographical Confessions of an English Opium Eater

The Enchiridion of Epictetus, written circa 135 CE, is perhaps the most eloquent expression of the Stoic ideal. This hypertext version of the Enchiridion ("Handbook" or "Manual") is based on Elizabeth Carter's 1758 translation.
free audio version of Epictetus' The Enchiridion (translator: Elizabeth Carter)
Keith H. Seddon's new translation of The Handbook of Epictetus
Handbook of Epictetus (translator: Thomas Wentworth Higginson)

Boethius' Consolatio Philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy), in Latin and English translation, from the University of Virginia's Digital Collections' Text Library)

The Black Experience in America
a hypertextualized edition of Professor Norman Coombs' classic study, first published in 1972

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York
a hypertext edition of Jakob Riis' groundbreaking book, replete with the author's photographs. (maintained by the American Studies department at Yale University)

Jane Austen's unpublished 1805 novella, Lady Susan, is also available as a zipfile containing a plain text version of Lady Susan

The Law of Love and the Law of Violence (Leo Tolstoy, 1908)

The Principia Discordia
subtitled How I Found the Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her, "The Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger" is also available as a 155k plain ASCII file

A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy
Laurence Sterne's 1767-1768 travelogue

Zapatistas!: Documents of the New Mexican Revolution
The complete electronic edition of the book published by Autonomedia. Zapatistas! contains the full, English language text of every communique published (along with several that were not published, as well as many interviews, letters, and essays) from the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) from December 31, 1994 through June 12, 1994.

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Curiosities

Prabhakar Ragde's One Regret is not only the best bit of original writing i've yet to discover online, but the most effective use of hypertext i've yet to encounter... Prabhakar's site also houses a few of his short stories:
1) "Saturday Night at the Global Transportation Revolution"
2) "Rituals of Chaos"
and 3) "The Confrontations of Jenny"

The Can-Con Monologue from "Alexander Graham Bell, I Want to Have Your Love Child", a play by Linda Carson, which is, perhaps, best know for The Phone Sex Sketch

The Chicken Project: dedicated to compiling the definitive list of reasons why the chicken crossed the road...

The Cinderella Project: a text and image archive containing a dozen English versions of the fairy tale

The Emily Project
Emily's Daily Reminder

Allen Ginsberg sings William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience
part of The University of Pennsylvania's PennSound's Allen Ginsberg performance archive

The Jack & the Beanstalk and Jack the Giant-Killer Project: a text and image archive containing several English versions of the fairy tale

The Little Red Riding Hood Project: a text and image archive containing sixteen English versions of the fairy tale

Edwin Tucker's Diary spans the years from 1857-1859 when he, his father, and deaf uncle were sodbusters in Kansas

Nikola Tesla: inventor, engineer, author, scientist, and seriously disturbed individual...
My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

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Gopher It!

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Individual Authors

Please Note: This section is in the process of being replaced by a page-in-progress, named Authors Online, a page dedicated to authors living, dead, and not-at-all well.


Authors

Please Note: This section is in the process of being replaced by a page-in-progress, named Authors Online, a page dedicated to authors living, dead, and not-at-all well.

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