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English Literatures

A guide to research resources for English, American, and Anglophone world literature.

Background Information

Consult these sources to learn more about literary authors, periods, genres, texts, and their historical contexts.

18th & 19th c. Primary Sources

18th & 19th c. Primary Source Indexes

Browsing Areas

The following sections are good for browsing for books on 18th and 19th century English and American literature, which are shelved on the 5th floor of Lauinger Library.

English Language

PE1001-1693 – Modern English

English Literature

PR441-449 – 18th century

PR451-469 – 19th century

PR3291-3785 – 17th & 18th centuries (1640/1770)

PR3991-5990 – 19th century (1770/1800-1890/1900)

American Literature

PS185-195 – 17th and 18th centuries

PS201-217 – 19th century

PS700-893 – Individual authors - Colonial Period (17th and 18th centuries)

PS991-3390 – Individual authors - 19th century

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