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French Literature

The Cambridge history of French literature (in Cambridge Histories Online)

The New Oxford companion to literature in French (840.3 F844)

A short history of French literature (840.9 K180 and online in ebrary)

Reference guide to world literature (Ref 809 P373 and online in GVRL)

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European Writers (Ref 809 J139) 14 vols.

French Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Source Book (Ref 840.3 Sa77)

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.2 (1400-1499) 
.3 (1500-1599) 
.4 (1600-1715) 
.5 (1715-1789) 
.6 (1789-1815) 
.7 (1815-1848) 
.8 (1848-1899)
.91 (20th century)
.92 (21st century)

About criticism

Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory & criticism


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