Last Updated: Jan 11, 2018
Literary Criticism is the art or practice of judging and commenting on the qualities and character of literary works.
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Literary Criticism books are classified in the Dewey Decimal system with call numbers in the 800s. Biographies of the authors would be in the 921s. Some examples of helpful books are listed below.
Novels for Students
Call Number: 809.3 NOV
Publication Date: 1997-09-05
A Student's Guide to Ernest Hemingway
Call Number: 813 PIN
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
A Student's Guide to Jane Austen
Call Number: 823.7 KIR
Publication Date: 2007-07-01
The Best of Oscar Wilde
Call Number: 828 WIL
Publication Date: 2004-05-04
A Student's Guide to Mark Twain
Call Number: 818.409 DIO
Publication Date: 2007-02-01
Call Number: 823 BE
Publication Date: 1982-06-01