Literature Online has moved to the main ProQuest Platform!

Literature Online was given a clean, accessible and responsive new interface on the ProQuest platform in January 2019. The version you are accessing will be decommissioned on August 5, 2019, and after that day, all remaining traffic will be redirected to the appropriate page of the new version, at The relaunched Literature Online delivers a modern research experience and can now be cross-searched with the ProQuest platform's rich array of journals, newspapers, dissertations and other relevant content.

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Literature Online

About Literature Online

With over a third of a million full-text works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with the definitive online criticism and reference library, Literature Online is the world's largest cross-searchable database of literature and criticism. Learn more...

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