New Biographies in Literature Online Database

The latest release of Literature Online sees the addition of 36 new or revised biographies, including biographies for Gillian Beer, Robert Bridges, Bernard Cornwell, Harper Lee, Michael Palin, Frank Spicer, Frank Topping and William Hale White.  Literature Online now contains over 4,500 biographies.  Author biograhies are specially commissioned for Literature Online,and give an authoritative and accessible overview of the author’s life, work, and critical reception.  These biographies can be found by following links from Author Pages, by using Search: Criciticism & Reference, or simply by entering an author’s name in Quick Search.

Literature Online now contains over 19,000 author records.  Each of our author records contains at least one of the following:  an authoritative and accessible biography, full-text of the author’s works, a comprehensive bibliogrpahy of primary works or a list of full-text critical and reference materials relating to the author.  Author records can be accessed by searching in the Search: Authors or Search: Texts pages or from the Quick Search feature from any page.

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