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English Literature Resources: Find Books

A guide to library and web resources for English Literature.

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Reference Books

Use the books below for historical perspective on the various literary periods you may be researching.

Credo Reference E-Books

The following are a selection of literature reference titles:

  • All Things Chaucer: An Encyclopedia of Chaucer's World
  • The Bloomsbury Dictionary of English Literature
  • The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature
  • A Dictionary of Literary Symbols
  • Dictionary of Shakespeare

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The following are general CALL NUMBERS to help you locate books under English literature:

PR1-56 Literary history and criticism
-- Poetry
-- Drama
-- Prose
Anglo-Saxon Literature
Early English. Middle English.
English renaissance (1550-1640)
17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)
19th century (1770/1800-1890/1900)

Periods of English Literature

Old English Period 5th -- 11th century
Middle English Period 12th - 15th century
Renaissance 16th -- 17th century
Neoclassical or Augustan Age 18th century
Romantic Period First half of 19th century
Victorian Age Second half of 19th century
Modernism First to second World War
Postmodernism 1960s and 1970s

In The Spotlight

"English Romanticism"

Chapter entries include:

  • General characteristics of romantic literature
  • The importance of imagination
  • Nature as inspiration
  • The meditative qualities of romantic poetry
  • The religious views of the romantic poets

General Collection, 2nd floor
Call number: PR447 .E58 2001


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