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The English Literature Companion by Julian Wolfreys

Call Number: PR 85 .W65 2011

ISBN: 9780230008137

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Studying Literature in English by Dominic Rainsford

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ISBN: 9780415699235

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature by Margaret Drabble (Editor)

Call Number: PR 19 .O94 2000

ISBN: 0198662440

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Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature by Seiwoong Oh

Call Number: PS 153 .A84 O37 2007

ISBN: 081606086X

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Literature and Culture in Modern Britain, 1900-1929 by Clive Bloom (Editor)

Call Number: PR 471 .L5 1993

ISBN: 9780582075481

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The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature by Laura Marcus (Editor); Peter Nicholls (Editor)

Call Number: PR 471 .C36 2012

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The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature by Kevin J. Hayes (Editor);

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature by Margaret Drabble (Editor); Daniel Hahn (Editor); Jenny Stringer (Editor)

Call Number: PR 19 .D732 2007

ISBN: 9780199214921

Publication Date: 2007

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick

Call Number: PN 41 .C67 2008

ISBN: 9780199238910

Publication Date: 2008

Cambridge paperback guide to literature in English by Ian Ousby

Call Number: PR 85 .O97 1996

ISBN: 0521436273

Literary Research Guide by James L. Harner

Call Number: 2011 .H34 2008

ISBN: 9780873528085

Publication Date: 2008-01-01

World Writers in English by Jay Parini (Editor)

Call Number: PR 9080.5 .W67 2004 2

ISBN: 0684312891

Publication Date: 2004

A Glossary of Literary Terms by M. H. (M. H. Abrams) Abrams; Geoffrey G. Harpham

Call Number: PN 41 .A184 2005

ISBN: 1413002188

Publication Date: 2005

NTC's dictionary of everyday American English expressions : presented according to topic and situation by Richard A. Spears, Steven R. Kleinedler, Betty J. Birner

Call Number: PE 2839 .S65 1994

ISBN: 0844257796


Shakespeare's Books: A Dictionary of Shakespeare Sources by Stuart Gillespie; Sandra Clark (Contribution by)

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Publication Date: 2016-02-25

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Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Literature by Helicon

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Publication Date: 2006

Genre Matters by Garin Dowd (Translator); Jeremy Strong (Translator); Lesley Stevenson (Translator)

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American Verse Project

The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press. The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.

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Outline of American Literature

The Outline of American literature, newly revised, traces the paths of American narrative, fiction, poetry and drama as they move from pre-colonial times into the present, through such literary movements as romanticism, realism and experimentation.

Launched in 1996, is the award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets. Visitors to will find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings—with new material being added constantly. Also available are resources such as the National Poetry Map, a national events calendar, and poetry lesson plans for teachers.

An Online Library of Literature. find the full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature. Fiction from authors like Lewis Carroll, the Bronte sisters (Anne, Charlotte and Emily), Jack London, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and many others, and classic scientific works from Charles Darwin and Rene Descartes.

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

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Literary Awards

The Wiki list of international literacy awards

Among the many ways to find good books to read are the list of award winning authors from some of the prestigious international literary awards. These award winning books may be a great starting point for reading, but you should still read the synopsis and reviews to decide if the title will interest you.

The Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation.

The Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

Hans Christian Andersen Award for Childrens Literature

The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are a pair of biennial literary awards by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), recognising one living author and one living illustrator for their "lasting contribution[s] to children's literature". The writing award was inaugurated in 1956, the illustration award in 1966. The former is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for children's literature". IBBY website -

The Franz Kafka Prize

The Franz Kafka Prize is an international literary award presented in honour of Franz Kafka, the German language novelist. The prize was first awarded in 2001 and is co-sponsored by the Franz Kafka Society and the city of Prague, Czech Republic. he criteria for winning the award include the artwork's "humanistic character and contribution to cultural, national, language and religious tolerance, its existential, timeless character, its generally human validity and its ability to hand over a testimony about our times.

Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in Arabic

The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is a literary award for Arabic literature. It is given to the best contemporary novel written in Arabic, but not available in English translation. The winning book is then translated into English, and published by American University in Cairo Press. It was first awarded in 1996 and is presented annually on December 11, the birthday of Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, by the President of the American University in Cairo.