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Covers literary movements and history as well as individual authors. Reference books in this collection include the Oxford Companion to American Literature, Concise Companion to African American Literature, Companion to English Literature, Companion to the Brontes, Companion to Hardy, Companion to George Eliot, Companion to Shakespeare, Companion to 20th Century Poetry in English, and the Guide to Literary Britain and Ireland. Use the Quick Search to find material in any Literature titles.