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					                            Shaler Area High School Library                                        10/20/06
                                 Literary Criticism/History-British
Print Sources

     Magill’s Survey of World Literature                                                REF   809 MAG
     British Writers                                                                    REF   820.9 BRI
     The Cambridge History of English Literature                                        REF   820.9 CAM
     The Critical Temper                                                                REF   820.9 CRI
     Great Writers of the English Language                                              REF   820.9 GRE
     A Literary History of England                                                      REF   820.9 LIT
     The New Moulton’s Library of Literary Criticism                                    REF   820.9 NEW
     Reader’s Guide to Literature in English                                            REF   820.9 REA
     A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers                                      REF   820.9 REA
     Crowell’s Handbook of Elizabethan & Stuart Literature                              REF   820.9 RUO
     Concise Cambridge History of English Literature                                    REF   820.9 SAM
     Modern British Literature                                                          REF   820.9 TEM
     A Library of Literary Criticism: Modern British Literature                         REF   820.9 TEM
     Twentieth-Century British Literature                                               REF   820.9 TWE
     The Concise Encyclopedia of English and American Poets and Poetry                  REF   821.03 SPE
     Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare                                                      REF   822.3 ASI
     Who’s Who and What’s What in Shakespeare                                           REF   822.3 OCO
     Shakespearean Criticism                                                            REF   822.3 SHA
     The Reader’s Encyclopedia of Shakespeare                                           REF   822.33 REA
     British Authors Before 1800                                                        REF   920 BRI
     Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, 1945-1960                                      REF   920 DIC
     British Authors of the Nineteenth Century                                          REF   920 KUN
     Who’s Who in Shakespeare’s England                                                 REF   920 PAL

In addition to the above reference sources, there are surveys and literary notes which may be helpful.

     Critical Survey of Drama                                                           REF   792.03 CRI
     Critical Survey of Poetry                                                          REF   809.1 CRI
     Critical Survey of Long Fiction                                                    REF   809.3 CRI
     Critical Survey of Short Fiction                                                   REF   809.3 MAG
     Survey of Contemporary Literature                                                  REF   809.04 MAG
     Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature                                                REF   808.8 MAG
     Survey of Science Fiction Literature                                               REF   809.3 SUR

    Literary Notes
     Study guides such as: Cliffs Notes, Monarch Notes, Study Masters and Major British Authors are indicated
        as such by a LN prefix in the library catalog and are located by the magazine room.

     Kings and Queens of England                                                        Q 920 PAL
     Kingdoms of Europe                                                                 REF 909 GUR
     Kings, Rulers and Statesmen                                                        REF 920 KIN
     Great Lives from History                                                           REF 920.009 GRE
     The Oxford Companion to British History                                            REF 940 OXF
     The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy                             REF 941 CAN
     Kings & Queens of England & Great Britain                                          REF 941 DEL
     London                                                                             REF 942.1 RUS
                           Shaler Area High School Library                                           10/20/06
                                 Literary Criticism/History-British

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