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French Literature

For Works by or about more than one author:

Collections in more than one form 840.8
Criticism, history, and interpretation of more than one form 840.9

For Works by or about more than one author in Specific forms:

Collections of Poetry 840.81
Criticism and Interpretation of Poetry 840.91
Collections of Drama 840.82
Criticism and Interpretation of Drama 840.92
Collections of Fiction 840.83
Criticism and Interpretation of Fiction 840.93


For Example:

Espoir et parole, poemes algeriens... 840.81
Compiled by Denise Barrat Es36
The Symbols of French Poetry by Ezra Pound 840.91


For Works by or about an individual author , the citation order is to first class together all the works by or about an author, then secondly to subdivide by the Book Number Scheme. The first component of the call number is accomplished using an abbreviated or modified Dewey class number and an author cutter number. This is followed by the locally devised UIUC book number:

Individual Authors

Old and early French to 1400 841
Transition & renaissance periods, 1400-1600 842
Classical period, 1600-1715 843
18 th Century, 1715-1789 844
Revolution to present, 1789-1940/50 845
Contemporary authors not already established in the UIUC Catalog, 1940/50- 846
French Canadian 847
Haitian and French Antilles 847.1
Maghreb (North Africa) (CPC 11/21/05) 847.5
Subsarahan Africa (West and Central Africa) (CPC 11/21/05) 847.6
Provencal 848
Provencal, 900-1450 848.1
Provencal, 1450- 848.2
French dialect literature 849

Book Number Scheme for Individual Authors

  1. About the author:

    A Bibliography
    B Biography
    C Correspondence
    D Critical works (Higher criticism)
    E Critical works (Minor & textual)
    F Concordances
    G Lexicons
  2. by the author

    I Collected or complete works
    J Collected or complete works in translation
    K Selections & fragments (include prose of a noted poet & vice versa)
    L Selections & fragments (include prose of a noted poet & vice versa) in translation
    O Individual works, arranged alphabetically

    Under I-L, arrange by editor, or translator, or, failing these, by date.

    Under I-L, add a work mark to the call number for a second title, with the same editor.

    Under O, keep editions of the same work separate by date.

For example:

The Life of Victor Hugo by Brunetiere 845H87
Victor Hugo (criticism) by Gautier 845H87
Odes & Ballades (of Victor Hugo) 845H87
Dramatic Works of Victor Hugo (translated by Slous & Grosland 845H87
Les Miserables (edited by Sumichrast) 845H87
Les Miserables (translated into English by Hapgord) 845H87
Les Maitres Sonneurs de George Sand by Georges Roger 845Sa19