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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Victoriana resource: the 1911 edition of The Encyclopedia Britannica - online

Now this was a serendipitous discovery:

The LoveToKnow Free Online Encyclopedia is based on what many consider to be the best encyclopedia ever written: the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, first published in 1911. At a time when many encyclopedias have capsulated and condensed important knowledge, the 11th edition is generally much more in-depth and thorough on it's topics. It is not uncommon for our entries to be 5 to 10 times the length of other encyclopedias. As a research tool, this 11th edition is unparalleled - even today. LoveToKnow is in the process of updating and editing thousands of the entries, preserving the treasured entries that make it so unique, and adding entries on new relevant topics. We hope that you enjoy and learn from the LoveToKnow Free Online Encyclopedia and that it becomes one of your favorite places for reference information.
While not a strictly Victorian resource, 1911 is as decent a cutoff as any given that it captures a society that is still largely innocent to the horrors that will unfold on the fields of France and Belgium three short years hence. [found via the website of a high-school friend of mine, Alexx - who I more or less stumbled across this morning after, oh, almost 20 years...]


Blogger Carnacki said...

That's cool that you stumbled on to an old friend.

12/21/2005 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger protected static said...

Yeah - I don't expect to keep in touch with him or anything, but I shot him an email...

Ain't the internet grand? This is probably the third or fourth time I've had something like this happen.

12/21/2005 02:06:00 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

I resort to the internet for ALL information and forget about the Encyclopedia which is probably of more value considering things can get twisted in translation.

Glad you found an old friend!

12/21/2005 03:53:00 PM  

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