Ecocritical Library


Online Texts

This is a select list of publicly available texts that address aspects of human interaction with the environment at some length. If you have a link you would like to see added to this collection, please contact Amy McIntyre (info [at] asle [dot] org). For Canadian texts, see the Canadian Literature Archive. For links to web sites (which may or may not post full texts of works) on specific authors, see the Related Resources page. 


Audubon, John James: Birds of America (Audubon Society)
Austin, Mary: The Land of Little Rain (HTML at Virginia)
Bird, Isabella: Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (Gutenberg text)
Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes (HTML at Virginia)
Calvin, William H.: The River That Flows Uphill: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain (independent site)
Cather, Willa: O Pioneers! (Page by Page Books)
Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans (HTML at Virginia)
de Crevecoeur, J. Hector St. John: Letters from an American Farmer (AS @ U.Va. text)
Darwin, Charles: Works (Online Literature Library)
Dickinson, Emily: Complete Poems (HTML at Bartelby)
Jefferson, Thomas: Notes on the State of Virginia (AS @ U.Va. text)
Lewis and Clark: Journals (AS @ U.Va. text)
London, Jack: The Call of the Wild (html at
London, Jack: The Jack London Collection (Sonoma State University)
Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick (HTML at Virginia)
Muir, John: American Forests (HTML at Virginia)
Muir, John: Steep Trails (Gutenberg text)
Smith, Henry Nash: Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth (AS @ U.Va. text)
Thoreau, Henry David: Works (The Thoreau Reader)
Torrey, Bradford: On Foot in the Yosemite (HTML at Virginia)
Turner, Frederick Jackson: The Frontier in American History (AS @ U.Va. text)
Twain, Mark: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (first edition and commentary) (illustrated HTML at Virginia)
Twain, Mark: Life on the Mississippi (text at Literature Network)
Whitman, Walt: Leaves of Grass, 1900. (HTML at Bartelby)
Woodlief, Ann: In River Time: The Way of the James (independent site)