The Open Anthology of Literature in English is a project headed by John O'Brien of the University of Virginia. This "anthology in progress" was created to help students explore texts authored in English between 1650 and 1800. The texts in this collection are organized into six categories: Fiction, Essays, Poetry, Life Writing, Drama, and Authors.
Each text is annotated to help contemporary readers read and analyze these works. In addition, readers may add their own annotations via the hypoths.is plug in. This extensive collections, which includes dozens of famous works authored on both sides of the Atlantic, is designed for literature students and instructors as well as members of the general public. The Anthology includes works by Daniel DeFoe, Samuel Pepys, Benjamin Franklin, Phyllis Wheatley, Anne Bradstreet, and much more. O'Brien and his team plan to additional works, so stay tuned.