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Lang&Lit: EH412 & 412G -- Victorian Poetry; Lang&Lit: EH556 -- Victorian Literature: Subject Headings

This Library Guide directs you to sources for information on British Victorian literature. The resources presented are selected and representative, not comprehensive, and are intended to provide a sampler of all the information sources available on Victo

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This page lists the call number ranges for materials by or about writers considered to be within the Victorian Literature canon and on Victorian Literature in general, as well as suggestions on how to find and identify more obscure subject headings for Victorian writers.

Victorian Novelists: Individual Call Number Ranges

Anne Bronte  PR4162-4163

Charlotte Bronte PR4165-4169

Emily Bronte  PR4172-4173

Samuel Butler  PR4349.B7

Wilkie Collins  PR4490-4498

Charles Dickens  PR4550-4598

George Eliot  PR4650-4698

Thomas Hardy  PR4740-4758

George Meredith  PR5000-5018

Robert Louis Stevenson  PR5480-5498

William Makepeace Thackeray  PR5616-5621

Anthony Trollope  PR5680-5688

To locate the call number ranges for authors not on this list, consult the Library of Congress Classification, referenced in the middle pane of this page.

 

 

 

Library of Congress Classifications and Subject Headings

Subject headings for Victorian literature can be found in the 30th edition (2007) of the Library of Congress Subject Headings, the five-volume set of large red books located on the green cabinet beneath Shakespeare's portrait on the library's seventh floor.  From volume II, page 2350, use the heading English literature -- 19th century, which subdivides as follows:

PR451-PR469 (History)

PR1143-PR1145 (Collections)

For a shelf-browsing, call number approach, use the 2008 edition of the Library of Congress Classification for PR, PS, and PZ, located adjacent to the Library of Congress Subject Headings on the green cabinet.  It is an extremely detailed listing.  The Victorian era begins at PR461 and distributes as follows:

PR461  General works

PR462  Memoirs, letters, etc.

PR463  Collected essays

PR464  Addresses, essays, lectures

PR468.A-Z  Special topics, A-Z 

PR591-599 History -- poetry

The classification for the entire class P of language and literature can be found here:

http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/classification/lcco/lcco_p.pdf

 

Victorian Poets: Individual Author Call Number Ranges

Matthew Arnold  PR4020-4024

Elizabeth Barrett Browning  PR4180-4198

Robert Browning  PR4200-4248

Thomas Hardy  PR4740-4758

William Morris  PR5070-5088 

Christina Rossetti  PR5237-5238

D. G. Rossetti  PR5240-5248

Algernon Charles Swinburne  PR5500-5518

Alfred, Lord Tennyson  PR5550-5598

Oscar Wilde  PR5810-5828

To locate the call number ranges for authors not on this list, consult the Library of Congress Classification, referenced in the middle pane of this page.