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NINETEENTH CENTURY  AUTHORS-- SELECTED RESOURCES

Keeley Library   Revised  January 23, 2001
See suggested listof  American authors on this page. 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:World Book, 2001
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.1 and v.6
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.1and v.10
Marshall, Donald G. "American Literature"  v.1 
See section on the Nineteenth Century
White, D.E. "English Literature"  v.6 
Pearson, Normal Holmes. "American Literature-- Nineteenth Century". v. 1
Buckley, Jerome. "English Literature" v.10

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 3 :Ante-bellum Writers in New York and the South 
 (Contains  biographical sketches of sixty-seven authors who wrote, or began writing their major works between 1820-1860. Includes poets, short story writers, novelists, essayists, historians, journalists, reformers, etc.)
Ref. 810.9003 A627 v. 3

 

Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 12: American Realists and Naturalists  Ref. 810.9004 A512 
Dictionary of World Biography, the Nineteenth Century
(Includes artists, authors, and other famous people of this period) 
Ref. 920.02 D554wb
Literature and It's Times, Volumes 2 and 3 
Covers the period from 1800- 1930. Includes important authors and events from this time period.
Ref. 809.9335 L776 1997
Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism
(Includes American and other writers.)
Ref. 809.034 N714

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat using the following subjects.

American literature--New England--History and criticism. 
American literature--19th century--History and criticism. 
American literature--20th century--History and criticism.
Romanticism. 
Idealism in literature. 
English literature--19th century
Enter an author's last name, followed by a comma, and the first name.   EXAMPLE: LONDON, JACK

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SELECTED LIST OF  NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN WRITERS

LOWELL, JAMES RUSSELL LANDOR, WALTER SAVAGE
WHITMAN, WALT BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN
STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY
DOUGLASS, FREDERICK ALGER, HORATIO
PARKMAN, FRANCIS ADAMS,HENRY
CRANE,STEPHEN (see photo above) GLASGOW, ELLEN
LONDON, JACK TWAIN, MARK
COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE LAZARUS, EMMA
POE, EDGAR ALLEN WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF
LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH .
ALCOTT, AMOS BRONSON PORTER, WILLIAM SYDNEY
HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS
IRVING, WASHINGTON MELVILLE, HERMAN
ALCOTT, AMOS BRONSON THOREAU, HENRY DAVID
CROCKETT, DAVID AUSTEN, JANE
CHOPIN, KATE DREISER, THEODORE
HOWELLS, WILLIAM DEAN JAMES,HENRY
WHARTON, EDITH .

SELECTED  BOOKS IN THE CIRCULATING COLLECTION

American Literature
Literature in New England: The flowering of New England, 1815-1865. 810.9 B79 
New England: Indian summer,1865-1915.  810.9004 B873N 
The confident years: 1885-1915.  810.9004 B873 
New England Men of Letters 810.9003 S9525
English Literature
The Victorian age: prose, poetry, and drama.  820.8008 V645 1954 
The Romantics and Victorians 821.008 R759

SELECTED WEB SITES

American Literature
Early 19th Century and Romanticism Early 19th Century and Transcendentalism
Late 19th Century and Naturalism Late 19th Century and Realism
British Literature
Victorian Web: Authors, History and Culture inthe Age of Queen Victoria
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