Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center is the ultimate online literary resource, providing users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. This full-text database combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals.

Content Includes:

  • More than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
  • More than 86,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
  • More than 253,000 author biographies
  • Nearly 450 literary journals
  • More than 800,000 book reviews
  • More than 91,000 classic and contemporary poems
  • More than 24,000 classic and contemporary short stories
  • More than 8,600 author interviews
  • More than 8,200 classic novels


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