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EH510 -- The Eighteenth-Century Novel: Subject Headings

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

Page Overview

This page lists the call number ranges for materials by or about British eighteenth-century novelists and on eighteenth-century literature in general, as well as suggestions on how to find and identify more obscure subject headings for British eighteenth-century literature.

Individual Author Call Number Ranges

​Daniel Defoe  PR3400 - PR3408

Charlotte Lennox  PR3541.L27

Ann Radcliffe  PR5200 - PR5204

Samuel Richardson  PR3660 - PR3667

Laurence Sterne  PR3710 - PR3716

Books that are entirely, exclusively, by or about an author may be located by performing either an author or subject search in the library's JaxCat catalog, using as search terms the author's name (in last-name first order). 

Library of Congress Classifications and Subject Headings

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, does not offer any headings that single out eighteenth-century literature..  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.  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

Books that are entirely, cover-to-cover, by or about a British eighteenth-century novelist may be located by performing either an author or subject search in the library's JaxCat catalog, using as search terms the author's name (in last-name first order).  For British eighteenth-century literature as a whole, some useful subject headings are:

History of English literature  .  .  .  Eighteenth century  PR441 - PR448

History of English literature  .  .  . The novel  PR821 - PR832  .  .  .  18th century PR851 - PR858