Lesbian full-text works on the web

See also the Online magazines and Digitisation projects sections in the Web links page.

New Zealand lesbian history

Theses with lesbian themes

Recent New Zealand lesbian writing

Fiction

Biography, memoirs, etc.

History - assorted

The following links lead to recovered texts compiled by British gay historian Rictor Norton <http://rictornorton.co.uk/eighteen/>. He has provided some context and commentary on each text.

Gertrude Stein - various

Biographical information at Wikipedia

Nonfiction - assorted works

Lesbian poetry

Lesbian lit websites

Early Feminist writing, from past centuries

GLBT resources

About this page

We are looking for free Lesbian full-text resources on the internet and listing them here for your convenience. Some are comtemporary "born digital" works, and others are older, out of copyright, and scanned. The Lesbian in Literature, the 3rd edition of Barbara Grier's book (1981), is an indispensible aid for finding our literary history [and this title is available online! as a pdf file]. We are using this classic when searching fulltext online repositories, including the Internet Archive texts and Project Gutenberg for lesbian titles that are out of copyright.

Scanned fulltext works are just - pages including all the marginal notes, flyspots etc etc scanned. All of which gets converted by software to "something" in the raw scanned text files. Project Gutenberg files are corrected by volunteers (hooray), but the Internet Archive has over 1.6 million texts - full of  "šomet#ing§". PDF files may be less frustrating to read, but are much bigger for downloading than text or html files, and Google charges for them. Files from the NZ Electronic Text Centre are well presented and free.

Most author names in the lists below are linked to biographical information, generally from Wikipedia. Some of the Wikipedia pages link to biographical information written from a queer perspective in the GLBTQ encyclopedia.

We welcome information about other free lesbian fulltext resources on the internet.

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