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Romance Literature

Romance languages include those languages that developed from Vulgar Latin, the principal ones being French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish. Other Romance languages are Catalan, Provencal, Rhaeto-Romanic, and Sardinian.

For Comprehensive works on Romance literatures use 840. For Standard subdivisions, use 840.01-840.09.

For example:

The Spirit of Romance by Ezra Loomis Pound 840.09
P86s


For individual Romance Literatures, class numbers are to consist of the abbreviated or modified Dewey numbers for the period of the work in hand, followed by an author Cutter book number all on one line.

This first component of the call number is followed by a locally devised UIUC book number.

For individual works of an author which are arranged under "O" alphabetically by the title, follow the "O" with a lower-case letter from the first significant word of the title. Under "O" keep editions of the same work separate by date.

Translations of individual works are arranged under "0" followed with a lower-case letter from the original title, followed by a colon to indicate a translation, followed by a capital letter for the language of the translation. See individual Romance literature schedules for examples.

Literary critics:

For a biography of an individual literary critic (a writer whose contribution is considered primarily criticism), or a biography of more than one literary critic (a collected work), use -0092 (individual) or -00922 (collected) respectively:

For example:

Biography of an individual literary critic of Romance literature authors 840.092
Biography of more than one literary critic of Romance literature authors 840.0922
Biography of an individual literary critic of French literature 840.092
Biography of more than one literary critic of French literature 840.0922
Biography of an individual literary critic of Italian literature 850.092
Biography of more than one literary critic of Italian literature 850.0922
Etc.