Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads to madness. - Christopher Morley

Below we have listed some of the famous books that are on the Internet in electronic form.


  • ACT Publishing *

    The ACT Publishing site contains presents a searchable catalog of more than 900 books available for reading in hyper-text. Catagories include detective novels, romance novels, children's literature, and educational literature.

  • Anna Karenina

    Written by Leo Tolstoy, translated into English and presented in hypertext format.

  • Anna Karenina *

    The Russian version presented in hypertext format in 8 sections.

  • Brothers Karamazov

    Written by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and available as a single file of 2 megabytes.

  • Dostoevsky Resource Station *

    Christiaan Stange has developed an excellent site on Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky that not only includes online works (in English), bibliographies, access to a mailing list, a chronlogical listing of his life but also, more than 200 related resources.

  • Electronic Publications Library *

    This enormous site presents many of the works of famous Russian authors such as Tolstoy, Gogol, Checkov, Blok, Bulgakov, and Pushkin online and in Russian only (KOI8).

  • Electronic Publications Library Alternate Site *

    A mirror site containing the online works of famous Russian authors.

  • Mr. Parker's Loony Bin *

    This crazy site contains a virtual-reality model of Lenin's Mausoleum, literature by Maksim Kononenko, poetry by Aleksei Lyubtsov, information about Russian POP music, a novel by Boian Shiryonov, and more.

  • Project Gutenberg *

    This project's goal is create is to "create a huge library of electronically stored books, mostly classics, that can be downloaded for free and viewed off-line." They have been very successful at it with this well designed, indepth site.

  • Russian - English Literatures Exchange *

    Works by Pushkin, Gogol, Chekhov and others are presented online in Russian but with an English definition provided through a hyperlinks. They English version contains hyperlinks to Russian definitions.

  • War and Peace

    This famous novel was also written by Leo Tolstoy, translated into English and presented in hypertext format.


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