A warm welcome to
lovers of fine literature!
Most of us like to relax with a good book
from time to time. Whatever your preferences — novels, short stories,
non-fiction, drama or verse — they're all out there waiting for you on
the Worldwide Web. EnglishLibrary.net not only introduces you to the wealth of
poetry and prose penned in the English language but also a sizeable
selection of foreign classics in English translation. Clicking on
an author's name gains you convenient access to biographical notes.
For those thirsting for new knowledge our various reference
sections are ready and waiting. You'll find traditional sources, such as
encyclopedias, atlases and dictionaries, but also links to a growing
number of interactive websites that let you learn through play and
experimentation. From the comfort of your armchair you can now make
virtual visits to some of the world's most prestigious national
libraries, museums and galleries. Even the complete novice need not
shy away as all age groups and levels of ability are catered for.
Background information on most of the subjects listed is yours for a
mouse click on the headings highlighted in blue.
Anyone with an inquisitive mind will soon
discover the sky is the limit — and I only wish this treasure trove of
resources had been there when I was at school. I would welcome the opportunity to see things from your
if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas for new titles, or
are kind enough to report a broken link, please feel free to drop
me a line.
David V. Appleyard
oil on canvas,
unspecified public collection
oil on canvas,
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA
|* Images provided courtesy of the Art
Renewal Center, the largest online museum of art.