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Literature and Its Times
- Find material about The War of the Worlds and Frankenstein
- You can also find material on time periods, such as Victorian...Industrialization...etc., by using the Book Index in the online or print versions of this resource.
--> A print edition of this book is located in the reference area of the library, for in-library use only.
World Literature and Its Times
Find material about Prometheus.One of the first few articles that appears on the results screen may be very useful.
World Literature and Its Times (eBook - requires log-in)
Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Victorian Era to the present.
You can find biographical information about Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells in these resources.
The first item, "Biography in Context," is an online database that requires a log-in.
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Encyclopedia of World Biography
- Hard-copy volumes - located at REF CT103 .E56 1998
- Reference room, Library, YLRC - 2nd Floor
Other Reference Sources
Non-literary reference books can give valuable insights into the social and historical context of an author's works. Some examples are shown below. Log-in instructions are on the Home page.