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Featured texts

This page outlines guidelines and information related to texts featured on the main page. Featured texts are currently rotated once per month.

What is a featured text?[edit]

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A featured text is one which is recognized as among the most complete and highest quality works on Wikisource. These are prominently displayed on the main page, inviting users to read at their leisure. Since they are considered fully proofread, they are protected to maintain their integrity (see the protection policy).

Selection[edit]

Featured texts edit
Date Text
2006
January
February
March
April
May
June
July Gettysburg Address
August Dulce et Decorum est
September The Time Machine
October
November Elegie II
December Come not, when I am dead
2007
January After Death
February Anthem for Doomed Youth
March Resignation letter (Roosevelt)
April Darkness
May Lights
June Arithmetic on the Frontier
July
August Cole's Old English Masters. John Opie
September Finished with the War: A Soldier’s Declaration
October
November
December
2008
January The Black Cat
February Balade to Rosemounde
March The Late Mr. Charles Babbage, F.R.S.
April South Africa Act 1909
May United States patent X1
June
July
August ACLU v. NSA Opinion
September The Wind in the Willows (1913)
October Early Settlers Along the Mississippi
November Coker FOIA documents
December
2009
January George Washington's First State of the Union Address
February
March Transcript of the 'friendly fire' incident video
April J'accuse
May German Instrument of Surrender
June A specimen of the botany of New Holland
July Fatal fall of Wright airship
August Charles von Hügel
September Flight 93 Cockpit Transcript
October A Description of a City Shower
November The Fight at Dame Europa's School
December Descriptive account ... of King George's Sound
2010
January The English Constitution
February Omnibuses and Cabs
March Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper
April Diary of ten years
May Anthony Roll
June Celtic Fairy Tales
July The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke
August A Study in Scarlet
September Makers of British botany
October The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N.
November
December Houston: Where Seventeen Railroads Meet the Sea
2011
January No Treason
February
March Mrs. Caudle's curtain lectures
April The Velveteen Rabbit
May Poems by Wilfred Owen
June
July Stops of Various Quills
August A Witch Shall Be Born
September Susan B. Anthony petition for remission of fine
October
November
December
2012
January
February Picturesque New Guinea
March Flatland
April Shaving Made Easy
May
June
July Popular Science Monthly
August Homes of the London Poor
September Mexico, as it was and as it is
October Special: Halloween
November Bull-dog Drummond
December Black Beauty
2013
January Proclamation 95
February Rambles in New Zealand
March The Art of Nijinsky
April A Jewish State
May Amazing Stories, no. 1
June Laura Secord: A Study in Canadian Patriotism
July Magic
August Tracks of McKinlay and party across Australia
September The Yellow Wall Paper
October The Canterville Ghost/The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
November The Laws of Hammurabi, King of Babylonia
December Vanity Fair
2014
January The Corsair
February The Clipper Ship Era
March Association Football and How to Play It
April Daisy Miller
May Romanes Lecture
June Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
July Doctor Syn
August Tyrannosaurus and Other Cretaceous Carnivorous Dinosaurs
September
October Wikipedia is pushing the boundaries of scholarly practice but the gender gap must be addressed
November
December A Christmas Carol
2015
January The Russian School of Painting
February Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan
March The Problems of Philosophy
April On the Determination of the Wave-length of Electric Radiation by Diffraction Grating
May Kopal-Kundala
June Studies of a Biographer
July
August Queen Mab
September
October Calcutta: Past and Present
November
December Tom Brown's School Days (6th ed)
2016
January
February The Kiss and its History
March
April The Descent of Man (Darwin)
May
June The Fables of Florian (tr. Phelps)
July The Discovery of Radium
August
September The Adventures Of A Revolutionary Soldier
October
November
December
2017
January Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Wiggin)
February The Clandestine Marriage
March The "Bab" Ballads
April Pro Patria (Coates)
May The Panchatantra (Purnabhadra's Recension of 1199 CE)
June Australian Legendary Tales
July Resistance to Civil Government
August Views in India, chiefly among the Himalaya Mountains
September The Subjection of Women
October A Princess of Mars
November Prometheus Bound
December Author:Beatrix Potter
2018
January Pollyanna
February My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
March Catholic Hymns (1860)
April Trees and Other Poems
May Una and the Lion
June
July Megalithic Monuments in Spain and Portugal
August Oriental Scenery
September A Simplified Grammar of the Swedish Language
October Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
November If—
December Messiah (1749)
2019
January The First Men in the Moon
February The Bird of Time
March The Myths of Mexico and Peru
April
May
June Orphée aux Enfers
July
August
September
October
November The Vampyre
December The Life of the Spider
2020
January
February The Constitution of the Czechoslovak Republic
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2021
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Notes

Criteria[edit]

Before a text can be submitted as a candidate, it must meet the following criteria.

  1. Style guide: It must conform to all applicable style guidelines, even the optional ones.
  2. Proofread: The work must be completely proofread by multiple editors to ensure that it matches the original as precisely as possible.
  3. Source: The work must either be sourced from a scanned document using the side-by-side proofreading mechanism (the ideal situation), or it must cite at least one external (preferably online) source, either in the {{header}} or on the talk page. Exceptions may be made for rare works with no suitable online source.

Procedure[edit]

  1. Proposal: Featured texts are selected through consensus once per month according to the criteria above. Nominations are made by proposing a work on Featured text candidates with reasons. Proposals that don't match the criteria will be struck out; proposals to improve a work prior to selection may be made on the talk page, but they should not be submitted as candidates.
  2. Selection: Each proposal may be voted upon by an established user, and the proposal with the greatest ratio of support is selected. Unsuccessful proposals may be carried over to the next month if their support ratio is above 70%. Otherwise, they are archived (but can be resubmitted at a later time). If there are more than 10 current nominations, all but the 10 most promising are archived. Every month the nomination with the highest support ratio, weighted in favour of nominations with more numerous votes (equation forthcoming), will be chosen as featured text.
  3. Implementation: Once an article is accepted, the template {{featured}} is placed on the work's main page, and {{featured talk}} is placed on the associated talk page with the feature date. The featured status should also be indicated on the data item for the work at Wikidata. A description, quote, and suitable image should be loaded into the monthly template prior to the month in which the work will feature. (see also implementation procedure)
  4. Protection: The work should be locked to protect its integrity after selection. However, it should not be protected during the discussion to allow improvement.

See also[edit]