Links to Authors


Austen

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

A comprehensive sourcing of other links to Austen sites; a chronology of the life; a list of works, identifying electronic versions of Austen's works; and some academic sources.

Jane Austen Archive--Republic of Pemberley

The enthusiasts' site: "Your haven in a world programmed to misunderstand obsession with things Austen"; always identified as a major site for its links to other Austen sites, but will also tell you such things as how to address the second son of an Earl!

The American Society of Jane Austen Scholars

The focus is largely scholarly discussion, but also contains links to external resources for Austen.

 

Shelley

Frankenstein Exhibit Home Page

A very remarkable site developed for an exhibit sponsored by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health comparing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to contemporary interests in cloning. The site richly contextualizes the novel both in a cultural and historical context, as well as in terms of the science of its time. It offers as well a close reading of the text, chapter-by-chapter, and a history of its influence, from the many films made of the novel to such later cultural manifestations as the "Electric Frankie Doll" and Dolly the sheep.

Mary Shelley and Frankenstein

An excellent site with an indexing to various subjects of interest such as "Who made the first monster?", "Mary Shelley and Knowledge," "the Life of Mary Shelley",""Percy Bysshe Shelley," "The Summer of 1816," "Literary Sources of Frankenstein," etc. Also contains the best links to other sites for Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley

A joint page for this remarkable pair; contains links to works, bibliographies, a gallery of images, chronologies of their lives and links to web sites for other Romantic and Victorian poets, primarily Byron.

 

James

The Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites

A comprehensive site, linked to electronic versions of the texts, and identifying links to many and varied aspects of James' life and works: a Web museum tour of Paris (especially apt for The Ambassadors); links to the work of author authors on James such as Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson and Virginia Woolf; reviews of recent films made of the work; paintings of James and the James family by John Singer Sargent and others; and an on-line discussion group about James.

The Henry James Review

A compendium of scholarly articles about James.

 

Woolf

Mrs. Dalloway's London

A wonderful entry into the novel and into Woolf studies via the topography of the London of her time.

Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain

A comprehensive resource for Woolf studies including links to a brief biography; to a bibliography of her work; to the portraits of Woolf in the National Gallery, London; and to a very intriguing psychiatric history by a practicing psychiatrist, addressing perhaps the most controversial aspect of Woolf scholarship.

 

 

The liveliest and most entertaining of the sites, but with considerable scholarly value as well.

 


Comments about the Web site to Debora Sherman (dsherman@haverford.edu)

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