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Literary Criticism

a guide for finding and writing about literary criticism

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Also, check out our print and electronic resources listed below as well as our databases for information that might help you.  


British History Online is a digital library that provides material related to British history from libraries, museums, and archives. It covers information from the medieval period to the twentieth century.

Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians offers access to 25 short documentary films, 171 articles, and 36 lesson plans, and 1,400 collection items to include digitized images of original manuscripts, rare first editions, newspapers, diaries, letters, photographs and maps. 

The Jane Austen Society of North America contains information about Jane Austen's life and works. 

The Victorian Web presents information and links to resources on literature, culture, and history about the Victorian Age.

The Victorian Women Writer's Project is a collection of lesser-known and prolific British women writers of the 19th century. The website provides access to variety of texts to include poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. 

The William Blake Archive provides access to digitized copies of Blake's major works of visual and literary art. 

World Digital Library contains a library of primary materials such as manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, prints, and photographs from around the world. The site is organized by time, topic, place, type and institution. 

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