Oxford conversion of ECCO texts, freely available as ePUBs! Joy! There’s no real finding guide, and you won’t get the facsimile pages, but it’s a happy day for those of us without institutional access to Eighteenth-Century Collections Online. Use CTRL-F to find authors, titles; download the Firefox ePUB addon for easy viewing.
Just had a very interesting conversation with Martha about a project idea that has languished for a year or so, but which I definitely want to pursue with her now–The Clarissa Project, a Pepys’ Diary-like concatenated distribution of Richardson’s behemoth, that can be used in the classroom on multiple occasions. Maybe a WordPress version, each letter released as a post over the fiction-time of the novel? The benefits of this would include its portability via WP–and into other platforms. It could be exported/imported/re-released by individual professors teaching the novel at later dates. Here’s my public announcement of a commitment to Martha’s exciting idea!