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  1. A Defence of Poesie and Poems by Philip Sidney, contrib. by Henry Morley (Gutenberg text)

  2. A Defence of Poetry by Percy Shelley (HTML at Toronto)

  3. An Essay on Comedy and the Uses of the Comic Spirit by George Meredith (Gutenberg text)

  4. A Parody Outline of History by Donald Ogden Stewart
    1. illustrated HTML at Naked Word
    2. Gutenberg text

  5. Billy Baxter's Letters by William J. Kountz (Gutenberg text)

  6. California Copy by George F. Weeks (HTML at LOC)

  7. Cheap Shots: Video Production for Nonprofits by Pat Kardas (frame and cookie-dependent page images at Scarecrow Press)

  8. Childhood Songs by Lucy Larcom (HTML and SGML at Michigan)

  9. Cousin Charlotte's Visit: A Play in Three Acts for Girls' Schools (1900) by Geraldine Fitzgerald (page images at

  10. Critical Genealogies: Historical Situations for Postmonder Literary Studies by Jonathan Arac (page images at

  11. Dante, Chaucer, and the Currency of the Word: Money, Images, and Reference in Late Medieval Poetry by Richard Allen Shoaf (HTML at

  12. English-Romanian Dictionary of Equivalent Proverbs (second edition) by Teodor Flonta (HTML in Australia)

  13. Essays in Little by Andrew Lang (Gutenberg text)

  14. Ethnologue (electronic edition; based on the 13th edition), ed. by Barbara F. Grimes (searchable HTML at

  15. Facts on the Blacklist in Radio and Television (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  16. Familiar Quotations (9th edition, 1901) by John Bartlett (HTML at Bartleby)

  17. Films of the 1920s, ed. by Richard Dyer MacCann (frame and cookie-dependent page images at Scarecrow Press)

  18. Good Stories for Great Holidays, ed. by Frances Jenkins Olcott (HTML at Virginia)

  19. Handbook of Old-Time Radio by Jon David Swartz and Robert C. Reinehr (frame and cookie-dependent page images at Scarecrow Press)

  20. How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers by Robert Williams Wood
    1. illustrated HTML at GeoCities
    2. illustrated HTML at Gutenberg

  21. Images of Crisis: Literary Iconology, 1750 to the Present by George P. Landow (illustrated HTML at Brown)

  22. Index to Children's Plays in Collections, 1975-1984 by Beverly Robin Trefny and Eileen C. Palmer (frame and cookie-dependent page images at Scarecrow Press)

  23. Ioläus: An Anthology of Friendship by Edward Carpenter (HTML at Fordham)

  24. I Remember Television: A Memoir by Ira Skutch (frame and cookie-dependent page images at Scarecrow Press)

  25. I. W. W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent (Joe Hill memorial edition) by Industrial Workers of the World (HTML at Arizona)

  26. Jocasta by Euripides, trans. by George Gascoigne and Frances Kinwelmersh (HTML at Geocities)

  27. Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian (HTML at

  28. Lays for the Sabbath: A Collection of Religious Poetry (1860 edition), ed. by Emily Taylor and John Pierpont (illustrated HTML and SGML at Michigan)

  29. Less Than Words Can Say by Richard Mitchell
    1. HTML at AOL
    2. multiple formats in Australia

  30. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang (Gutenberg text)

  31. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang (Gutenberg text)

  32. Literary Blunders; A Chapter in the "History of Human Error" by Henry B. Wheatley (HTML at Virginia)

  33. Literary Industries: A Memoir by Hubert Howe Bancroft (HTML at LOC)

  34. Marxism and Problems of Linguistics by Josef Stalin (HTML at

  35. Monsieur d'En Brochette by Bert Leston Taylor, Arthur Hamilton Folwell, and John Kendrick Bangs (illustrated HTML at

  36. Morien, trans. by Jessie Laidlay Weston (PDF at In Parentheses)

  37. Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies by Noam Chomsky (HTML at

  38. Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent (electronic edition) by Robert F. Barsky (HTML at MIT)

  39. Of Dramatic Poesie by John Dryden (HTML at Toronto)

  40. Our Irish Theatre: A Chapter of Autobiography by Isabella Augusta Gregory (local illustrated HTML)

  41. Perfect Behavior: A Parody Outline of Etiquette by Donald Ogden Stewart (Gutenberg text)

  42. Playes Confuted in Five Actions by Stephen Gosson (page images at Penn)

  43. Playwriting: A Handbook for Would-Be Dramatic Authors, by A Dramatist by Jerome K. Jerome (HTML at Gaslight)

  44. Poetics by Aristotle, trans. by William Hamilton Fyfe (HTML at Perseus)

  45. Poetics by Aristotle, trans. by S. H. Butcher
    1. HTML at Internet Classics
    2. Gutenberg text

  46. Science Fiction Writer's Workshop I: An Introduction to Fiction Mechanics by Barry B. Longyear (HTML at BiblioBytes)

  47. Song and Legend from the Middle Ages, ed. by William D. MacClintock and Porter Lander MacClintock (Gutenberg text)

  48. Stage-Land by Jerome K. Jerome
    1. HTML at Gaslight
    2. Gutenberg text

  49. Studying Visual Communication by Sol Worth (HTML at Temple)

  50. Style by Walter Raleigh (Gutenberg text)

  51. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft (HTML at Gaslight)

  52. Supposes by Ludovico Ariosto, trans. by George Gascoigne (HTML at Geocities)

  53. The Act of Writing: A Media Theory Approach by Daniel Chandler (Word 6.0 in the UK)

  54. The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
    1. HTML at Virginia
    2. HTML at Toronto

  55. The Arte of Rhetorique by Thomas Wilson (HTML at Oregon)

  56. The Book of Emblems (in Latin and English) by Andrea Alciato (illustrated HTML with commentary at

  57. The Critical I by Norman N. Holland (HTML at

  58. The Defence of Poesie by Philip Sidney (HTML at

  59. The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (based on 1894 edition), ed. by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (searchable HTML at Bibliomania)

  60. The Films of Oliver Stone, ed. by Don Kunz (frame and cookie-dependent page images at Scarecrow Press)

  61. The Foolish Dictionary by Gideon Wurdz
    1. illustrated HTML at
    2. Gutenberg text

  62. The Glass Teat: Essays of Opinion on the Subject of Television by Harlan Ellison (HTML at BiblioBytes)

  63. The King and Queenes Entertainement at Richmond (HTML at Oregon)

  64. The Language of Canaan and the Grammar of Feminism by Vernard Eller (HTML at

  65. The Lost Lover, or, The Jealous Husband: A Comedy by Mary de la Riviere Manley (HTML at Emory)

  66. The New Hacker's Dictionary (on-line version, aka the Jargon File), ed. by Eric S. Raymond (HTML with commentary at

  67. The Other Glass Teat: Further Essays of Opinion on Television by Harlan Ellison (HTML at BiblioBytes)

  68. The Prose and Poetry of Europe and America (1853 edition), ed. by George Pope Morris and Nathaniel Parker Willis (page images at MOA)

  69. The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism (1920 edition) by T. S. Eliot (HTML at Bartleby)

  70. The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors by Anthony Slide (frame and cookie-dependent page images at Scarecrow Press)

  71. The Social Significance of the Modern Drama by Emma Goldman (HTML at and Berkeley)

  72. The Story of King Arthur and his Knights by Howard Pyle (llustrated HTML at Gordd Cymru)

  73. The White Brothers: Jack, Jules & Sam White by David N. Bruskin (frame and cookie-dependent page images at Scarecrow Press)

  74. The Written Language Bias in Linguistics by Per Linell (HTML at the English Server)

  75. They All Do It by J. M. Bailey (text at Naked Word)

  76. Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories by Cal Stewart
    1. illustrated HTML at Virginia
    2. Gutenberg text

  77. What Role Does and What Role Should the Media Play in Choosing Our Candidates For National Office? Excerpts from the 1993 Harry Singer Foundation Essay Contest, ed. by Margaret Bohannon-Kaplan (HTML at Wellington Publications)

  78. Who Was Who 5000 B.C. to Date: Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be, ed. by Irwin L. Gordon
    1. illustrated HTML at Virginia
    2. Gutenberg text