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Literature: Reference and More: Library of Congress Literature Classification

English

PR: English Literature

 

Call # PR

 British Lit

Subject

Subclasses

 

1-56

 

Literary history and criticism

 

 

57-78

 

Criticism

 

 

111-116

 

Women authors

 

 

125-(138.5)

 

Relations to other literatures and countries

 

 

161-488

 

By period

 

 

171-236

 

 

Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)

 

251-369

 

 

Medieval.  Middle English (1066-1500)

 

401-488

 

 

Modern

 

421-(429)

 

 

 

Elizabethan era (1550-1640)

431-(439)

 

 

 

17th century

441-(449)

 

 

 

18th century

451-(469)

 

 

 

19th century

471-(479)

 

 

 

20th century

481-488

 

 

 

21st century

500-614

 

Poetry

 

 

521-614

 

 

By period

 

621-744

 

Drama

 

 

641-744

 

 

By period

 

750-890

 

Prose

 

 

767-818

 

 

By period

 

821-890

 

 

Prose fiction.  The novel

 

901-907.2

 

Oratory

 

 

908

 

Diaries

 

 

911-918

 

Letters

 

 

921-928

 

Essays

 

 

931-938

 

Wit and humor

 

 

(951)-981

 

Folk literature

 

 

1098-1369

 

Collections of English literature

 

 

1110

 

 

Special classes of authors

 

1119-1151

 

 

By period

 

1170-1228

 

 

Poetry

 

1241-1273

 

 

Drama

 

1281-1309

 

 

Prose (General)

 

1321-1329

 

 

Oratory

 

1330

 

 

Diaries

 

1341-1349

 

 

Letters

 

1361-1369

 

 

Essays

 

1490-1799

 

Anglo-Saxon literature

 

 

1803-2165

 

Anglo-Norman period.  Early English.  Middle

 

 

2199-3195

 

English renaissance (1500-1640)

 

 

3291-3785

 

17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

 

 

3991-5990

 

19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900

 

 

6000-6049

 

1900-1960

 

 

6050-6076

 

1961-2000

 

 

6100-6126

 

2001-

 

 

8309-9680

 

English literature: Provincial, local, etc.

 

 

PS: American Literature

 

Call # PS

 

Topics

Subtopics

 

126-138

 

Biography, memoirs, letters, etc.

 

 

147-152

 

Women authors

 

 

163-173

 

Treatment of special subjects, classes

 

 

185-231

 

By period

 

 

185-195

 

 

17th-18th centuries

 

201-217

 

 

19th century

 

221-228

 

 

20th century

 

229-231

 

 

21st century

 

241-286

 

Special regions, states, etc.

 

 

241-255

 

 

North

 

261-267

 

 

South

 

271-285

 

 

West and Central

 

301-326

 

Poetry

 

 

330-353

 

Drama

 

 

360-380

 

Prose

 

 

370-380

 

 

Prose fiction

 

400-408.2

 

Oratory

 

 

409

 

Diaries

 

 

410-419

 

Letters

 

 

420-429

 

Essays

 

 

430-439

 

Wit and humor.  Satire

 

 

(451)-478

 

Folk literature

 

 

490

 

Juvenile literature (General)

 

 

501-689

 

Collections of American literature

 

 

530-536.3

 

 

By period

 

537-574

 

 

By region

 

538-549

 

 

 

North

551-559

 

 

 

South

561-572

 

 

 

West and Central

580-619

 

 

Poetry

 

593

 

 

 

By form

601-617

 

 

 

By period

623-(635)

 

 

Drama

 

642-659.5

 

 

Prose (General)

 

651-659.2

 

 

 

By period

660-668.2

 

 

Oratory

 

666-668.2

 

 

 

By period

669

 

 

Diaries

 

670-678.2

 

 

Letters

 

680-689

 

 

Essays

 

700-3576

 

Individual authors

 

 

700-893

 

 

Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)

 

991-(3390)

 

 

19th century

 

3500-3549

 

 

1900-1960

 

3550-3576

 

 

1961-2000

 

3600-3626

 

 

2001-

 

(8001-8599)

CA literature

 

 

 

Class P: Language & Literature

P Philology. Linguistics
PA Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature
PB Modern languages. Celtic language
PC Romanic languages
PD Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages
PE English language
PF West Germanic languages
PG Slavic languages. Baltic languages. Albanian language
PH Uralic languages. Basque language
PJ Oriental languages and literatures
PK Indo-Iranian languages and literatures
PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania PM Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
PN Literature (General)
PQ French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature
PR English literature
PS American literature
PT German literature - Dutch literature - Flemish literature since 1830 Afrikaans literature - Scandinavian literature - Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian - Modern Icelandic literature - Faroese literature - Danish literature - Norwegian literature - Swedish literature
PZ Fiction and juvenile belles lettres

 

For more detail, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline for Class P.