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Bartleby’s lit hub features a vast assortment of literary texts from across the world. Sort easily by title/author or by category (fiction, non-fiction, or verse). If you’re looking for quotations from classic texts, you can find those in our Reference section. Popular anthologies of poems, plays, and short stories are also appropriately organized for simplified reading.

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