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English, Literature & Poetry: English Literature

Robeson Community College Library's guide to English and literature resources

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English Literature ImageThe English Department serves all curricula by providing instruction in pre-college English and reading, freshman composition, humanities (history, religion, music, art), professional research, literature, social science (psychology, sociology), and public speaking. These courses are integral to each of RCC’s associate degree programs. Moreover, the department is a critical partner within the University Transfer program.

Literary criticism is the art or practice of judging and commenting on the qualities and character of literary works.

The critic's specific purpose may be to make value judgments on a work, to explain his or her interpretation of the work, or to provide other readers with relevant historical or biographical information. The critic's general purpose, in most cases, is to enrich the reader's understanding of the literary work.  Source:  University of Valencia

Literature and language books can be found under the Library of Congress call number starting with P.  The library's print collection is arranged alphabetically.

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Project Gutenberg

Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks. Choose among free ePub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for you to enjoy.

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