elcome to World
Literature Online.
Marginal references in The Bedford Anthology of World Literature describe the supporting material on this Web site for each author and text. Browse through the resources by using the drop–down menus above, the world map on the left, or the timeline below.

Resources on this site include:

LitQuiz interactive quizzes to test your familiarity with the works in each book

Culture & Context overviews that provide additional historical background and points of departure for each geographic region

World Lit in the 21st Century discussions that trace the enduring presence of the most frequently taught world literature texts

LitLinks entries with biographies and annotated research links for individual authors