This page lists the call number ranges for materials by or about John Milton, as well as suggestions on how to find and identify more obscure subject headings for Milton.
The call number range for John Milton as an individual author runs from PR3550 through PR3598. Within that range, subcategories break down as follows:
Works: collections, selections, and translations PR3550-3554
Separate works (poetry)
L'Allegro, Il Penseroso PR3555-3556
Comus, Lycidas PR3557-3558
"On the Morning of Christ's Nativity" PR3559
Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained PR3560-3565
Samson Agonistes PR3566
Other works, including prose works PR3568-3570
Works in foreign languages PR3572
Criticism of an individual work will be grouped with that work and not in the section for general Milton criticism.
For the book call number range for primary and secondary works exclusively by or about John Milton, see the left pane.
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 beneath Shakespeare's portrait on the library's seventh floor. It is an extremely detailed listing and reveals the most useful supplemental call number range for books which may contain information relevant to Milton to be between PR431 and PR440. This range includes both the Puritan and Restoration eras.
The classification for the entire class P of language and literature can be found here: