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English & Related Literature

19th C Resources

Welcome to your online guide to finding resources for English and Related Literature.
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You are on the Nineteenth Century page. Follow the links above to see the literature collections grouped by Period and Place.

Primary Sources - American Literature Resources Online


Primary Sources - British Literature Resources Online


Primary Sources - Microfilms

Primary Sources - Special Collections

  • Eliot Collection

The Eliot Collection comprises editions of twentieth-century English literature. Its nucleus was a small number of books by and about T.S. Eliot, given to the University of York Library in 1972 by the library of King's College, Cambridge. They came from a bequest to King's College by Eliot's friend, John Hayward, and consisted of those books in the Hayward Collection of which King's College already owned copies. The collection has since been expanded, both through the acquisition of new books by gift and purchase, and through transferring to it books previously on the open shelves. It now covers such authors as W.B. Yeats, Robert Graves, D.H. Lawrence and Aldous Huxley, and also the following contemporary authors: Heaney, Hill, and Muldoon.

Library catalogue search for the Eliot Collection


Secondary Sources - Databases & Indexes

Secondary Sources - Journals

Nineteenth Century Literature Victorian Literature and Culture Victorian Studies

Devoted to the study of British culture of the Victorian period, this quarterly journal includes interdisciplinary articles on comparative literature, social and political history, and the histories of education, philosophy, fine arts, economics, law, and science and includes an extensive book review section in each issue.

Unites a broad-based group of transatlantic authors and poets, literary characters, and discourses.

ELT publishes articles on fiction, poetry, drama, or subjects of cultural interest in the 1880 to 1920 period of British literature with an emphasis on less prominent authors of the period.

Publishes articles from a broad range of theoretical/critical angles, including but not confined to new historicism, feminism, and social/cultural issues

High quality original work concerned with all areas of Victorian literature and culture, including music and the fine arts.


Guides and Workbooks