The Cambridge History of English and American Literature was published by Cambridge University Press in 1907–1921. The 18 volumes include 303 chapters and more than 11,000 pages edited and written by a worldwide panel of 171 leading scholars and thinkers of the early twentieth century. The English literature chapters begin with Old English poetry and end with the late Victorian era. Coverage of American literature ranges from colonial and revolutionary periods through the early twentieth century.
Bartleby.com published the work online in 2000, its presentation divides the work by subject into over 5,600 files, which are full-text searchable, and includes indexes by chapter, bibliography, and chapter author. It contains biographical information and bibliographies on major individuals and literary movements.