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Resource Guide:
Charles Dickens

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Charles DickensPR 4550
English LiteraturePR 1-9680
English Literature 19th CenturyPR 451-469
Prose Fiction the novelPR 821-890

Sample Subject Headings

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  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. American notes
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Bleak House
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Characters
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Fiction
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Political and social views
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Quotations
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Themes, motives
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Adaptations

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Charles Dickens A to Z: the essential referencePR 4580 .D38
Oxford reader's companion to DickensREF PR 4580 .O94
Charles Dickens and his friendsPR 4581 .S6
Charles Dickens in cyberspacee-Book
Dickens and popular entertainmente-Book
Dicken's villains: melodrama, character, popular culturePR 4592 .V54 J65
Studies in DickensREMOTE PR 4588 .S6
Twentieth century interpretations of A tale of two citiesPR 4571 .B4

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Dickens Quarterly
  • Victorian Studies
  • Victorians Institute Journal
  • English Literary History
  • Literature and History
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • PMLA
  • The Huntington Library
  • The English Historical Review
  • The Review of English Studies
  • Studies in English Literature
  • Journal of Victorian Culture

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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