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    Where can I find literary criticism and essays online?

    Most of linkstoliterature.com is links to biographies and pretty useless stuff like that. There are links to sparknotes, but I can't bring myself to enter those sites. Sorry.

    Is there anywhere else I can find literary criticism and essays?

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    Hi, I tried to write your request to AltaVista and this is the best looking results I thought might help you (for literary criticism):

    http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/

    http://www.bookspot.com/

    sorry, not enought free time to check out those sites properly, but they looked okay when I breifly went through them
    I have a plan: attack!

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    http://www.siue.edu/PLL/
    http://www.victorianweb.com/exitpage/HistoryCulture.php?exit=1
    http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlshome.html
    http://www.wcsu.edu/library/finding_lit_crit.html
    http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/central/English/findinglitcrit.htm
    http://www.stcc.cc.tx.us/main/litsearch.html
    http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/eiphand.html
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    http://www.mywebsearch.com/jsp/GGmain.jsp?searchfor=essays%20on%20wuthering%20hei ghts&st=site&ptnrS=&tpr=rel0

    this is really a wonderfull site
    http://www.megaessays.com
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    Thank you both very much.

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    Cool. When I tried to search for this kind of websites, they come up with websites such as "Pay $20 and we'll write you an essay on any subject overnight!'

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    hi robert
    even i am looking for literary criticism links. are you looking for some specific topics?i am looking for edward said's orientalism.kindly help

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    Quote Originally Posted by anubanu
    i am looking for edward said's orientalism.kindly help
    I've posted several links to Orientalism on the Orientalism thread, check them out.
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    Google will be a great help for you. By just typing your query "Literary Criticism" and "Essays" a lot of related websites will come out and will definitely give you what you need. Those keywords are general so you can go on more specific keywords like adding up sample on essays so that will be "sample essays" or give category or topic of essays that you really need.

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    You are better off avoiding major search engines, as you are likely to get non-public domain articles, or non-pier-edited articles with your search. A major database is a good place to look, if you have access from a university or other organization, such as a library, or better yet, you are much better off looking in a library, if the service is available, since most on-line articles that are easily to find for free seem to be at a basic level. Real databases are pretty much the only real place to look for criticism, and even on them it is hard to find things, since the booleans they use in their searches generate strange results some times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert E Lee View Post
    Most of linkstoliterature.com is links to biographies and pretty useless stuff like that. There are links to sparknotes, but I can't bring myself to enter those sites. Sorry.

    Is there anywhere else I can find literary criticism and essays?
    You could always try writing your essay yourself.

    Getting a good degree these days seems to be more a question of ingenuity in being dishonest rather than actually doing any work.

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    How about visiting your local library and take out a book.

    Oh yes, and at the back of most good editions is a thing called a bibliography. It sort of lists other books on the author / literary work you are interested in.

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    Apart from the library, try Google Books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBI View Post
    You are better off avoiding major search engines, as you are likely to get non-public domain articles, or non-pier-edited articles with your search. A major database is a good place to look, if you have access from a university or other organization, such as a library, or better yet, you are much better off looking in a library, if the service is available, since most on-line articles that are easily to find for free seem to be at a basic level. Real databases are pretty much the only real place to look for criticism, and even on them it is hard to find things, since the booleans they use in their searches generate strange results some times.
    I hope I type better now, 4 years later - sounds illiterate.

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    Thank you both very much.

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