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Ms. Cook: Literary Criticism for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Home

What Is Literary Criticism and Where Can I Find It?

Literary criticism is the term given to studies that define, classify, analyze, interpret, and evaluate works of literature. Literary criticism may examine a particular literary work, look at an author's writings as a whole, or compare and contrast different authors.

You can find literary criticism in the HF library article databases, or in full-length print books in the library collection. 

Search terms for finding literary criticism may include the title of the work (for example, Frankenstein), author's name (Mary Shelley), and themes (romanticism, nature, isolation, for example).

Reference Books in HF Library Ebook Collection

Journal Article Databases

Use article databases in the HF library collection to find critical articles in academic journals and books.