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- Cambridge Guide to English Literature
- Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
- [vol 1, 43] - check under Beowulf (Anonymous) in the Cumulative Title Index, which is located in the latest volume of this multi-volume work
- The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature [vol 1]
- Critical Survey of Poetry [vol 8]
- Critical Temper: A Survey of Modern Criticism on English and
American Literature from the Beginnings to the Twentieth Century [vols 1, 4]
- Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 1]
- Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 1]
- Library of Literary Criticism [vol 1]
- Literature and Its Times [vol 1]
- Masterplots [vol 1]
- Poetry Criticism - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
- [vol 22] - check under Beowulf (Anonymous) in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
- Poetry for Students [vol 11]
- World Literature and Its Times [vol 3]
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