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English & American Literature : 19th Century

Find Books in Bailey/Howe Library

These call number ranges hold a variety of books on American and English literature, and the study of literature. For a more detailed breakdown of the Library of Congress (LC) "P" classification, go to the LC Classification Outline for Language and Literature.

PN 1-6790 : Literature-general (including Drama); Criticism PR : British literature PS : American [U.S. & Canada] literature
Z 2010-2014 : English literature - bibliography Z 1225 : American literature - bibliography  

Books that may be checked out of the Library are on the 3rd floor (Call #s PA-PS and Z 1225-2014).
Reference Books (main/1st floor):  ROWS 9-11 (PA-PS) : Languages and Literatures  /  ROW 13-14 ( Z 1225-2014) : Literature (English and American) bibliography

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Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the  Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below (live link!) to be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest. Remember to select "By subject" in the pull-down menu.

Some examples of Library of Congress subject headings on literary topics:

american literature history and criticism english literature history and criticism
english literature women authors history and criticism   american literature women authors history and criticism 
feminism and literature feminist criticism
romanticism great britain english literature 19th century history and criticism
slavery in literature american literature african american writers
history and criticism
english poetry 19th century history and criticism american poetry 19th century history and criticism
politics and literature
[look for subheadings...great britain,
united states, england, etc.]
individual author
[e.g. bronte charlotte]
transcendentalism in literature american literature new england history and criticism
english drama 19th century history and criticism american drama 19th century history and criticism
literature and society united states history literature and society england (also, great britain) history
science fiction history and criticism  also
science fiction english history and criticism  also
science fiction american history and criticism
fantasy fiction history and criticism    also
fantasy fiction english history and criticism   also
fantasy fiction american history and criticism
horror tales history and criticism   also
horror tales american history and criticism  also
horror tales english [various subheadings]
gothic revival literature history and criticism   also
gothic fiction literary genre english history and criticism also
gothic fiction literary genre american history and criticism

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In CATQuest Advanced Search type the name of the writer in the top box. In the middle box type  criticism interpretation.  Limit search terms to Subject field. Limit entire search to "Library Catalog."