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Purpose: To discuss the works of Vladimir Nabokov. Unmoderated.

Purpose: To discuss American and British works that are at least 50 years old. Unmoderated.

Purpose: To discuss the life, times, and works of classic authors including but not limited to: Theodore Dreiser, Jane Austen, the Brontes, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, and Edith Wharton. Unmoderated.

Classic Novels - In 5 Minutes a Day
This site provides readers daily installments of classic novels via e-mail or in on-line archives. Currently, the lists have more than 1700 readers in more than 40 countries...

Purpose: To discuss and appreciate the life, works, thoughts, philosophy, and genius of the English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Discussions also include Wordsworth, Southey, Blake, or any other poets of the Romantic movement.

Purpose: To discuss the works of American author Edith Wharton. Audience: Academics and casual readers. Unmoderated.

Purpose: To discuss the connections between the work of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, two 19th-century American poets. Unmoderated.

Jules Verne List
The list is called The Jules Verne Forum, and its e-mail address is jvf@math.technion.ac.il.

Literary Listservs
This collection of information on literary listservs has been hastily translated from the old gopher archive of listservs originally set-up at the University of Pennsylvania. Some of these lists may now be defunct, and some of the instructions may be out of date.

Medieval Academic Discussion Groups
Purpose: To list medieval academic discussion groups.

TwainWeb is the Web service of the Mark Twain Forum, a mailing list for persons having a scholarly interest in the life and writings of Mark Twain (1835-1910).

Word of the Day Mailing List
Every day you will receive an e-mail with the Word of the Day, its definition and example sentences from literary works, newspapers, magazines and other published sources.

Purpose: To discuss the poems and life of William Wordsworth. Discussions also include other poets of the era such as First-Generation Romantics (Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Blake) and Second-Generation Romantics (Shelley, Keats, and Byron). Unmoderated.

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