Collins Memorial Library

Literature Criticism Online

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Did you know that Edgar Allen Poe wrote and published an anonymous review of his own work? Read Poe's review, plus much more in Literature Criticism Online. This amazingly rich online resource contains the electronic equivalent of the nearly 200 volumes of Gale's Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, hitherto available only in print format in the reference section of our library. The contents include bio-critical overviews of nineteenth-century American and European authors and excerpts of selected critical appraisals and interpretations, including commentaries written by the authors' own contemporaries as well as more recent scholarly work. Thematic essays on topics as diverse as "Motherhood in Nineteenth-Century American Literature" and "Social Protest in European Novels" and annotated bibliographies provide helpful guidance for further study of all aspects of nineteenth-century literary, intellectual and cultural history.