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ENG325: Romantic Poetry: Books

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Call Numbers for Austen books in Wyndham Robertson Library

English Literature, Creative Works, History & Criticism

PR 1-56, Literary History and Criticism

PR 57-78, Criticism

PR 441-469, by Period, 18th Century, 19th Century

PR 500-614, Poetry

PR 1098-1369, Collections of English Literature

PR 3291-3785, 17th and 18th Centuries (1640-1770)

PR 3991-5990, 19th Century (1770 - 1900)

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Key Terms

These terms, used in the official Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) can be used as key words in searching our catalog, Worldcat and other databases:

Criticism and interpretation (add to author name)

official LCSH example: Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Criticism and interpretation

History and criticism (add to literary movement)

official LCSH example: English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism​

Social life and customs (add to country, population group and/or period)

official LCSH example: Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century

Social conditions (add to country, population group and/or period)

official LCSH example: Women -- England -- Social conditions

Politics and government (add to country, period)

officla LCSH example: Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century