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English Literature Resources: Find Books

A guide to library and web resources for English Literature.

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Hawaii Voyager

Use the Hawaii Voyager Online Catalog to search for books, e-books, and media.

The Basic Search is ideal if you are looking for a book by title, author, or keyword.

The Advanced Search tab allows you to find resources by subject terms, as well as to limit by location, type, or format. 

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

Books in the library...

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

PR1-9680 ENGLISH LITERATURE
PR1-56 Literary history and criticism
PR500-614
-- Poetry
PR621-744
-- Drama
PR750-890
-- Prose
PR1490-1799
Anglo-Saxon Literature
PR1803-2165
Early English. Middle English.
PR2199-3195
English renaissance (1550-1640)
PR3291-3785
17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)
PR3991-5990
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
Circulating Collection, 2nd floor
Call number: PR447 .E58 2001

E-BOOKS

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