Department of English

University of Toronto

16.0 Prose

(see also Annual Bibliographies of Literary Scholarship, Histories of Literature, Biographical Reference Works, and Manuscripts and Archives)

Brown, Christopher C., and William B. Thesing. English Prose and Criticism, 1900-1950: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 42. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1983. [Z 2014 P795B76 1983--ROBAREF]

Critical Survey of Literary Theory. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 4 vols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem, c. 1987. [PN 45 C73 1987--ROBAREF]

Critical Survey of Long Fiction: English Language Series. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 8 vols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem, 1983. [PR 821 C7 1983]

Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 7 vols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem, 1981. [PN 3321 C7]
2nd revised edition (2001) is at Pratt Library, Victoria College. [PN 3373 C7 2001--VUPR]

Cumulated Fiction Index. 1945-94. London: Assn. of Assist. Librarians, 1945-60, 1970-74; 1980-89, 1990-94. Irregular. [Z 5916 C8--ROBAREF]
Supplemented by Fiction Index, issued annually.

DeLaura, David J., ed. Victorian Prose: A Guide to Research. New York: MLA, 1973. [PR 783 D45--ROBAREF]

Fiction Catalog. Ed. Juliette Yaakov and John Greenfield. l3th ed. New York: Wilson, 1996- . Annual supplements. [Z 5916 F5--ROBAREF]
Title varies. Latest supplement 1998.

Hartman, Donald K., and Jerome Drost, comp. Themes and Settings in Fiction: A Bibliography of Bibliographies. New York. Greenwood, c. 1988. [Z 5916 H38 1988--ROBAREF]

Herald, Diana Tixier. Genreflecting: A Guide to Reading Interests in Genre Fiction. 5th ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2000. [PS 374 P63R67 2000]

Masterplots II: Nonfiction Series. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 4 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem, c. 1989. [PN 44 M345 1989]
Available on CD-ROM as part of Masterplots II CD-ROM through MagillOnLiterature
http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/56883  

Masterplots II: Short Story Series. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 6 vols. Pasadena, CA, 1986. [PN 3326 M27 1986--VICREF]
Available on CD-ROM as part of Masterplots II CD-ROM through MagillOnLiterature.
http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/56883

Masterplots II: Women's Literature Series. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 6 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem, 1995. [PN 471 M37 1995--VUPR 1-6]
Available on CD-ROM as part of Masterplots II CD-ROM through MagillOnLiterature.
http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/56883

McCaffery, Larry, ed. Postmodern Fiction: A Bio-bibliographical Guide. Movements in the Arts. 2. New York: Greenwood, 1986. [PN 3503 P594 1986--ROBAREF]

Rice, Thomas Jackson. English Fiction, 1900-1950: A Guide to Information Sources. 2 vols. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 20-21. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1979-83. [Z 2014 F4R52--ROBAREF]
Vol. 1: General Bibliography and Individual Authors: Aldington to Huxley (1979); Vol. 2: Individual Authors: Joyce to Woolf (1983).

Rosa, Alfred F., and Paul A. Eschholz. Contemporary Fiction in America and England, 1950-1970: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 10. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1976. [Z 1231 F4R57--ROBAREF]

Sadleir, Michael. XIX Century Fiction: A Bibliographical Record. 2 vols. New York: Cooper Square, 1969. [Z 2014 F4S16 1969--ROBAREF 1-2]

Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1988- . Irregular. [PN 3373 S353 SCAR]

Available at SCAR and ERIN.

Short Story Index: An Index to 60.000 Stories in 4,320 Collections. Dorothy Cook, et al. New York: Wilson, 1953-. Annual, and larger, cumulated supplements. [Z 5917 S5C6--ROBAREF]

Sutherland, John. The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex: Longman, c. 1988. [PR 871 S86 1988--ROBAREF]

Walker, Warren S., comp. Twentieth-Century Short Story Explication: Interpretations 1900-1975, of Short Fiction Since 1800. 3rd ed. London: Clive Bingley, 1977- . [Z 5917 S5 W3 1977--ROBAREF]
Suppl. 1: 1976-1979 (1980); Suppl. 2: 1979-81 (1984); Suppl. 3: 1981-84 (1987); Suppl. 4: 1984-96 (1989); Suppl. 5: 1987-88 (1991).

Walker, Warren S and Wendell M. Aycock. Twentieth-Century Short Story Explication: New Series: With Checklists of Books and Journals Used. Hamden, CT: Shoe String, 1993-99.
Vol. 1: 1989-90 (1993); Vol. 2: 1991-92 (1995); Vol. 3: 1993-94 (1997); Vol. 4: 1995-96 (1999). [Z 5917 S5W35 1993--VUPR]

Walker, Warren S., and Barbara K. Walker. Twentieth-Century Short-Story Explication: An Index to the Third Edition and Its Five Supplements, 1961-91. Hamden, CT: Shoe String, 1992. [Z 5917 S5W332 1992--ROBAREF]

Wolff, Robert Lee, comp. Nineteenth-Century Fiction: A Bibliographical Catalogue Based on the Collection Formed by Robert Lee Wolff. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 261-62, 332-34. 5 vols. New York: Garland, 1981-86. [Z 2014 F4W64--ROBAREF]

Wright, R. Glenn, comp. Chronological Bibliography of English Language Fiction in the Library of Congress Through 1950. 8 vols. Boston, MA: Hall, 1974. [Z 5918 U54--ROBAREF]

---, comp. Title Bibliography of English Language Fiction in the Library of Congress Through 1950. 9 vols. Boston, MA: Hall, 1976. [Z 5918 U542--ROBAREF]

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British

Beasley, Jerry C. English Fiction, 1660-1800: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 14. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1978. [Z 2014 F4B382--ROBAREF]

---, comp. A Check List of Prose Fiction Published in England, 1740-1749. Charlottesville, VA: Bibliographical Society of the U of Virginia, UP of Virginia, 1972. [Z 2014 F4B38--ROBAREF]

Bell, Inglis, and Donald Baird. The English Novel 1578-1956: A Checklist of Twentieth-Century Criticisms. Denver, CO: Swallow, c. 1958. [Z 2014 F4B4--ROBAREF]
Continued by: Palmer, Helen H., and Anne Jane Dyson. English Novel Explication: Criticisms to 1972. Hamden, CT: Shoe String, 1973-. [Z 2014 F4B42--ROBAREF]
Suppl. I: 1972-74. Comp. by Peter L. Abernethy, Christian J. W. Kloesel, and Jeffrey R. Smitten (1976). Suppl. II: 1975-79. Comp. by Christian J. W. Kloesel and Jeffrey R. Smitten (1981). Suppl. III: 1980-85. Comp. by Christian J. W. Kloesel (1986). Suppl. IV: 1986-89. Comp. by Christian J. W. Kloesel (1990). Suppl. V: 1989-93. Comp. by Christian J. W. Kloesel (1994). Suppl. VI: 1993-97. Comp. by Christian J. W. Kloesel (1997).

Block, Andrew. The English Novel 1740-1850: A Catalogue, Including Prose Romances, Short Stories, and Translations of Foreign Fiction. Rev. ed. London: Dawsons, 1961. [Z 2014 F4B6 1961--ROBAREF]

Brown, Stephen J. Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances and Folklore. 1919. Rpt. Shannon: Irish UP, 1969. [Z 2039 F4B7 1969--ROBAREF]
Continued by: Stephen J. Brown and Desmond Clarke. Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances and Folklore. Vol. 2. Cork: Royal Carberry, c. 1985. [Z 2039 F4B7 1969--ROBAREF]

Edwards, A. S. G., ed. Middle English Prose: A Critical Guide to Major Authors and Genres. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1984. [PR 255 M52 1984--ROBAREF]

Hahn, H. George, and Carl Behm. The Eighteenth-Century British Novel and Its Background: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Topics. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1985. [Z 2014 F4H33 1985--ROBAREF]

Harner, James L. English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism. Boston, MA: Hall, 1978. [Z 2014 F4H37--ROBAREF]
Continued by:
---, English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1976-1983). Boston, MA: Hall, c. 1985. [Z 2014 F4H372 1985--ROBAREF]
---, English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990). New York: Hall, c. 1992. [Z 2014 F4H373 1992--ROBAREF]

Heninger, S. K. English Prose, Prose Fiction, and Criticism to 1660: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 2. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1975. [Z 2014 P795H45--ROBAREF]

Leclaire, Lucien. A General Analytical Bibliography of the Regional Novelists of the British Isles, 1800-1950. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1954. [Z 2014 F4L4--ROBAREF]

Lewis, R. E., N. F. Blake, and A. S. G. Edwards. Index of Printed Middle English Prose. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 537. New York: Garland, 1985. [Z 2014 P795L49 1985--ROBAREF]

Masterplots II: British and Commonwealth Fiction Series. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 4 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem, c. 1987. [PR 881 M36 1987--ROBAREF]
Available on CD-ROM as part of the Masterplots II CD-ROM through MagillOnLiterature. http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/56883

McBurney, William Harlin, comp. A Check List of English Prose Fiction, 1700-1739. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1960. [Z 2014 F4M3]

Mish, Charles C., comp. English Prose Fiction 1600-1700: A Chronological Checklist. 3 vols. in 1. Charlottesville, VA: Bibliographical Society of the U of Virginia, 1952. [Z 2014 F4M58--ROBAREF]

O'Dell, Sterg. A Chronological List of Prose Fiction in English Printed in England and Other Countries, 1475-1640. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1954. [Z 2012 037--ROBAREF]

Orr, Leonard. A Catalogue Checklist of English Prose Fiction, 1750-1800. Troy, NY: Whitston, 1979. [Z 2014 F4077 1979--ROBAREF]

Quinn, Karen J., and Kenneth P. Quinn. A Manual of Old English Prose. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 453. New York: Garland, 1990. [PR 221 Q5 1990]

Raven, James. British Fiction, 1750-1770: A Chronological Check-list of Prose Fiction Printed in Britain and Ireland. Newark: U of Delaware P, 1987. [Z 2014 F4R38 1987--ROBAREF]

Salzman, Paul. English Prose Fiction, 1558-1700: A Critical History. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985. [PR 836 S24 1985]

Schlueter, Paul, June Schlueter, and Richard J. Dunn, eds. The English Novel: Twentieth Century Criticism. 2 vols. Chicago: Swallow, c. 1976-82. [Z 2014 F4E54--ROBAREF]

Stevenson, Lionel, ed. Victorian Fiction: A Guide to Research. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1964. [PR 873 S8--ROBAREF]
Supplemented by: Ford, George H., ed. Victorian Fiction: A Second Guide to Research. New York: MLA, 1978. [PR 873 S8 1978--ROBAREF]

Vann, J. Don. Victorian Novels in Serial. New York: MLA, 1985. [Z 2014 F436 1985--ROBAREF]
Identifies, for 16 English authors, the portion of each novel in each instalment.

Wilson, Harris W., and Diane Long Hoeveler. English Prose and Criticism in the Nineteenth Century: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 18. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1979. [Z 2014 P795W54--ROBAREF]

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U.S.


Best American Short Stories. 1915- . Boston, MA: Houghton, 1915- . Annual. [PS 659 B44]
Title varies. Robarts has 1915-80; 1982-96; 1998; 2000.

Brier, Peter A., and Anthony Arthur. American Prose and Criticism, 1900-1950: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 35. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1981. [Z 1231 P8B74--ROBAREF]

Fiction, 1876-1983: A Bibliography of United States Editions. 2 vols. New York: Bowker, 1983. [Z 5916 F49 1983--ROBAREF]
Volume 1: Authors. Volume 2: Titles.

Gerry, Thomas M. F. See Prose: Canadian

Gerstenberger, Donna, and George Hendrick. The American Novel, 1789-1959: A Checklist of Twentieth-Century Criticism. 2 vols. Denver, CO: Swallow, 1961-70. [Z 1231 F4G4--ROBAREF]
Vol. I: The American Novel 1789-1959 (1961).
Vol. II: Criticism Written 1960-1968 (1970).

Hinckley, Karen, and Barbara Hinckley. American Best Sellers: A Reader's Guide to Popular Fiction. Bloomington: Indiana UP, c. 1989. [PS 374 B45H56 1989]

Kirby, David K. American Fiction to 1900: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 4. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1975. [Z 1231 F4K7--ROBAREF]

Masterplots II: American Fiction Series. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 6 vols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem, c. 1986. [PN 846 M37 1986-VUPR]
Vols. 5-6 published as supplement to original 4 volume series. Available on CD-ROM as part of the Masterplots II CD-ROM through MagillOnLiterature. http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/56883

McPheron, William, and Jocelyn Sheppard. The Bibliography of Contemporary American Fiction, 1945-1988: An Annotated Checklist. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1989. [Z 1231 F4M36 1989--ROBAREF]

Partridge, Elinore Hughes. American Prose and Criticism, 1820-1900: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 39. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1983. [Z 1231 P8P37 1983--ROBAREF]

Woodress, James. American Fiction, 1900-1950: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 1. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1974. [Z 1231 F4W64--ROBAREF]

Wright, Lyle H. American Fiction, 1744-1850: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography. 2nd Ed. Vol. 1 of 3. San Marino, CA: Huntington Lib., 1969. [Z 1231 F4W9--ROBAREF]
Continued by:
---, American Fiction, 1851-1875: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography. San Marino, CA: Huntington Lib., 1968. [Z 1231 F4W92--ROBAREF]
---, American Fiction, 1876-1900: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography. San Marino, CA: Huntington Lib., 1966. [Z 1231 F4W93--ROBAREF]

Yannella, Donald, and John H. Roch. American Prose to 1820: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 26. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1979. [Z 1215 Y3--ROBAREF]

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Canadian


Boivin, Aurélien. Le conte littéraire québécois au XIXe siècle: essai de bibliographie critique et analytique. Montreal: Fides, c. 1975. [Z 1377 F8B54--ROBAREF]

Canadian Writers and Their Works. Fiction Series. Ed. Robert Lecker, Jack David, and Ellen Quigley. 12 vols. Downsview, ON: ECW, 1983-96. [PS 8187 C37--ROBAREF]
Accompanied by cumulated index to volumes 1-10.

Drolet, Antonio. Bibliographie du roman canadien-français, 1900-1950. Québec: P Universitaires de Laval, 1955. [Z 1377 F8D7]

Gerry, Thomas M. F. Contemporary Canadian and US Women of Letters: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland bibliographies of Modern Critics and Critical Schools, ser. 21. New York: Garland, 1993. [Z 1376 W65 G46--ROBAREF]

Harger-Grinling, Virginia A. Aide bibliographique pour l'étude du nouveau roman canadien-français. Regina: U of Regina, c. 1976. [Z 1377 F8H34--ROBAREF]

Hayne, David M., and Marcel Tirol Bibliographie critique du roman canadien-francais, 1837-1900. Toronto: U of Toronto P, c. 1968. [Z 1377 F8H35--ROBAREF]

Hoy, Helen. Modern English-Canadian Prose: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 38. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1983 [Z 1377 F4H69 1983--ROBAREF]

Moss, John. A Reader's Guide to the Canadian Novel. 2nd ed. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987. [PS 8187 M67 1987--ROBAREF]

Weiss, Allan Barry, comp. A Comprehensive Bibliography of English-Canadian Short Stories, 1950-1983. Toronto: ECW, c. 1988. [Z 1377 F4W44 1988--ROBAREF]

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