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EH311 -- Romantic Poetry; EH558 -- Studies in Romantic Literature: Subject Headings

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

Page Overview

This page provides the book call number ranges for some major Romantic authors as well as ranges for broader perspectives on Romantic Literature.

Individual Author Call Number Ranges

William Blake  PR4140-4148

(for works dealing primarily with Blake as a visual artist, see class N on sixth floor)

Robert Burns   PR4300-4348

George Gordon, Lord Byron  PR4350-4398

Samuel Taylor Coleridge  PR4470-4488 

Thomas DeQuincey PR4530-4538

William Hazlitt PR4770-4773

John Keats  PR4830-4838

Charles Lamb  PR4860-4864

Mary Shelley PR5397-5398

Percy Bysshe Shelley PR5400-5448

William Wordsworth  PR5850-5898

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 Romanticism 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 IV, page 6404, use the heading Romanticism, which may subdivide geographically and which breaks down as follows:

PN56.R7 (Theory)

PN603 (General history)

PN750-759 (Eighteenth & nineteenth centuries)

Please note that these call number ranges are on the library's sixth floor, not the seventh floor.

For a shelf-browsing, call number approach, use the 2008 edition of the Library of Congress Classification for PR, PS, and PZ  It is an extremely detailed listing; among the useful call number ranges for Romantic literature are

History of English Literature/Poetry/Romanticism.Return to nature (1750-1830)  PR571-579

History of English Literature/Drama/Romanticism.Return to nature (1750/80-1830)  PR716-719

History of English Literature/Prose/Collected essays//Romanticism (1750/80-1830)  PR756.R65

History of English Literature/Prose/The novel//Romanticism (1750/80-1830)  PR830.R73; 18th & 19th centuries PR851-869

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