Library of Congress Classification:Class P -- Language and Literature

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Class P: Language and Literature is a first order classification in the Library of Congress Classification system. It contains 19 sub-classifications, 12 of which are dedicated to language families and geographic groups of languages, and 10 sub-classifications of literature (4 subclasses contain both languages and literatures).

Subclass P - Philology. Linguistics[edit]

  • P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics
P1-85 General
P87-96 Communication. Mass media
P94.7 Interpersonal communication
P95-95.6 Oral communication. Speech
P98-98.5 Computational linguistics. Natural language processing
P99-99.4 Semiotics. Signs and symbols
P99.5-99.6 Nonverbal communication
P101-410 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
P118-118.75 Language acquisition
P121-149 Science of language (Linguistics)
P201-299 Comparative grammar
P301-301.5 Style. Composition. Rhetoric
P302-302.87 Discourse analysis
P306-310 Translating and interpreting
P321-324.5 Etymology
P325-325.5 Semantics
P326-326.5 Lexicology
P327-327.5 Lexicography
P375-381 Linguistic geography
P501-769 Indo-European (Indo-Germanic) philology
P901-1091 Extinct ancient or medieval languages

Subclass PA - Greek and Latin languages and literature[edit]

PA1-199 Classical philology
PA201-899 Greek philology and language
PA1000-1179 Medieval and modern Greek language
PA2001-2915 Latin philology and language
PA3000-3049 Classical literature
PA3050-4505 Greek literature
PA3051-3285 Literary history
PA3300-3516 Collections
PA3520-3564 Criticism, interpretation, etc.
PA3601-3681 Translations
PA3818-4505 Individual authors
PA3825-3849 Aeschylus
PA3851-3858 Aesop
PA3890-3926 Aristotle
PA3949-3964 Demosthenes
PA3973-3992 Euripedes
PA4018-4209 Homer
PA4279-4333 Plato
PA4367-4389 Plutarch
PA4413-4434 Sophocles
PA4452-4486 Thucydides
PA4494-4499 Xenophon
PA5000-5660 Byzantine and modern Greek literature
PA5301-5638.36 Individual authors
PA6000-6971 Roman literature
PA6001-6097 Literary history
PA6100-6140 Collections
PA6141-6144 Criticism, interpretation, etc.
PA6155-6191 Translations
PA6202-6971 Individual authors
PA6235-6269 Caesar, Julius
PA6278-6370 Cicero, Marcus Tullius
PA6393-6444 Horace
PA6482-6496 Lucretius Carus, Titus
PA6501-6510 Martial
PA6519-6553 Ovid
PA6568-6609 Plautus, Titus Maccius
PA6611-6637 Pliny, the Elder
PA6661-6693 Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
PA6705-6753 Tacitus, Cornelius
PA6755-6785 Terentius Apher, Publius (Terence)
PA6801-6961 Vergilius Maro, Publius (Virgil)
PA8001-8595 Medieval and modern Latin literature
PA8200-8595 Individual authors

Subclass PB - Modern languages. Celtic languages[edit]

  • PB1-3029 Modern languages. Celtic languages
PB1-431 Modern languages
PB1001-3029 Celtic languages and literature
PB1101-1200 Goidelic. Gaelic
PB1201-1449 Irish
PB1501-1709 Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic, Erse)
PB1801-1867 Manx
PB1950 Pict
PB2001-3029 Brittanic group
PB2101-2499 Welsh. Cymric
PB2501-2621 Cornish
PB2801-2932 Breton. Armorican
PB3001-3029 Gaulish

Subclass PC - Romance languages[edit]

  • PC1-5498 Romance
PC1-400 General
PC601-872 Romanian
PC901-986 Raeto-Romance, including Romansh
PC1001-1977 Italian
PC1981-1984 Sardinian
PC2001-3761 French
PC2700-(3708) Dialects. Provincialisms
PC2813-(2898) Old French
PC3201-3366 Provencal (Old)
PC3371-3420.5 Modern patois of South France
PC3420.8-3495 Langue d'oc dialects
PC3721-3761 Slang. Argot
PC3801-3976 Catalan
PC4001-4977 Spanish
PC5001-5498 Portuguese

Subclass PD - Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages[edit]

  • PD1-(7159) Germanic
PD1-780 General
PD1001-1350 Old Germanic dialects
PD1101-1211 Gothic
PD1501-(7159) North Germanic. Scandinavian
PD2201-2393 Old Norse. Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian
PD2401-2446 Modern Icelandic
PD(2501)-2999 Norwegian
PD3001-3929 Danish
PD5001-5929 Swedish
PD(6000)-(7159) Scandinavian dialects, Modern

Subclass PE - English language[edit]

  • PE1-3729 English
PE101-(458) Anglo-Saxon. Old English
PE501-(693) Middle English
PE(814)-896 Early Modern English
PE1001-1693 Modern English
PE1700-3602 Dialects. Provincialisms, etc.
PE3701-3729 Slang. Argot, etc.

Subclass PF - West Germanic languages[edit]

  • PF1-5999 West Germanic
PF1-979 Dutch
PF1001-1184 Flemish
PF1401-1541 Friesian
PF3001-5999 German
PF3801-3991 Old High German
PF3992-4010 Old Saxon
PF4043-(4350) Middle High German
PF(4501)-(4596) Early Modern German
PF5000-5951 Dialects. Provincialism, etc.
PF5971-5999 Slang. Argot, etc.

Subclass PG - Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian languages[edit]

  • PG1-9665 Slavic. Baltic. Albanian
PG1-7925 Slavic
PG1-499 Slavic philology and languages (General)
PG500-585 Slavic literature (General)
PG601-716 Church Slavic
PG(771)-(799) Bulgarian Church Slavic
PG801-1146 Bulgarian
PG1151-1199 Macedonian
PG1201-1749 Serbo-Croatian
PG1801-1962 Slovenian
PG2001-2826 Russian language
PG2830-2847 Belarusian
PG2900-(3698) Russian literature
PG2900-3190 History and criticism
PG2900-2998 General
PG3001-3026 Special periods
PG3041-3065 Poetry
PG3071-3089 Drama
PG3091-3099 Prose
PG(3100)-(3155) Folk literature, including texts
PG3199-3299 Collections
PG3199-3205 General
PG(3211)-3219 Translations
PG3223-3229.2 Special periods
PG3230-3238 Poetry
PG3240-3255 Drama
PG3260-3299 Prose
PG3300-3493.96 Individual authors and works
PG3300-3308 Early to 1700
PG3310-3319 18th century
PG3312 Derzhavin
PG3314 Karamzin
PG3316 Lomonosov
PG3318 Sumarokov
PG3320-3447 1800-1870
PG3325-3328 Dostoyevsky
PG3332-3335 Gogol'
PG3340-3359 Pushkin
PG3365-3417 Tolstoi
PG3420-3445 Turgenev
PG3450-3470 1870-1917
PG3452 Andreev
PG3455-3458 Chekhov
PG3462-3465 Gorky
PG3475-3476 1917-1960
PG3477-3490 1961-2000
PG3491.2-3493.96 2001
PG3500-3505 Provincial, local, etc.
PG3515-3550 Outside the Russian Federation
PG(3651)-(3698) Special subjects
PG3801-3987 Ukrainian
PG3990 Carpatho-Rusyn
PG4001-5146 Czech
PG5201-5546 Slovak
PG5631-5689 Sorbian (Wendic)
PG6001-7446 Polish
PG7900-7925 Lechitic dialects
PG8001-9146 Baltic
PG8201-8208 Old Prussian
PG8501-8772 Lithuanian
PG8801-9146 Latvian
PG9501-9665 Albanian

Subclass PH - Uralic languages and Basque[edit]

  • PH1-5490 Uralic. Basque
PH1-87 General
PH91-98.5 Finnic. Baltic-Finnic
PH101-405 Finnish
PH501-1109 Other Finnic languages and dialects
PH501-509 Karelian
PH521-529 Olonets
PH531-539 Ludic
PH541-549 Veps
PH551-559 Ingrian
PH561-569 Votic
PH581-589 Livonian
PH601-671 Estonian
PH701-735 Sami
PH751-785 Mordvin
PH801-836 Mari
PH1001-1079 Permic
PH1101-1109 Udmurt
PH1201-1409 Ugric languages
PH2001-3445 Hungarian
PH3801-3820 Samoyedic languages
PH5001-5490 Basque

Subclass PJ - Oriental languages and literatures[edit]

  • PJ1-(9500) Oriental philology and literature
PJ1-489 General
PJ1-(195) Languages
PJ306-489 Literature
PJ601-989 Special groups
PJ601-621 Christian Oriental
PJ701-989 Islamic
PJ991-995 Afroasiatic languages
PJ1001-1989 Egyptology
PJ1091-1109 Egyptian writing and its decipherment
PJ1111-1446 Language
PJ1481-1989 Literature. Inscriptions
PJ2001-2199 Coptic
PJ2340-2399 Libyco-Berber languages. Berber languages
PJ2353-2367 Libyan group
PJ2369-2399 Berber languages
PJ2401-2594 Cushitic languages
PJ3001-3097 Semitic philology and literature
PJ3101-(3971) Assyriology. Akkadian
PJ3231-3595 Language
PJ3601-(3971) Literature. Inscriptions
PJ4001-(4091) Sumerian
PJ4101-4197 West and North Semitic languages
PJ4171-4197 Phoenician-Punic
PJ4501-5192 Hebrew
PJ4543-4937 Language (Biblical and modern)
PJ4951-4996 Medieval Hebrew
PJ5001-5060 Literature
PJ5050-5055.51 Individual authors and works
PJ5061-5192 Other languages used by Jews
PJ5111-5192 Yiddish
PJ5201-5329.5 Aramaic
PJ5211-5289 West Aramaic
PJ5211-5219.5 Biblical (Chaldaic)
PJ5229 Palmyrene inscriptions
PJ5239 Nabataean inscriptions
PJ5241-5249 Christian Palestinian
PJ5251-5259 Jewish Palestinian
PJ5271-5279 Samaritan
PJ5281-5289 Neo-Aramaic
PJ5301-5329.5 East Aramaic
PJ5321-5329.5 Mandaean
PJ5401-5809 Syriac
PJ5414-5495 Language
PJ5601-5695 Literature
PJ5701-5709 East Syriac (Nestorian)
PJ5711-5719 West Syriac (Jacobite)
PJ5801-5809 Neo-Syriac dialects (Modern Syriac)
PJ5901-5909 South Semitic languages
PJ6001-8517 Arabic
PJ6073-7144 Language
PJ6690-6697 Ancient Arabic
PJ6701-6901 Modern Arabic dialects
PJ6950-7144 South Arabian
PJ6950-6981 Ancient
PJ7051-7144 Modern
PJ7501-8517 Arabic literature
PJ7695.8-7976 Individual authors or works
PJ8991-9348 Ethiopian languages
PJ9001-9101 Ethiopic (Geez)
PJ9201-9269 Amharic

Subclass PK - Indo-Iranian languages and literatures[edit]

  • PK1-(9601) Indo-Iranian philology and literature
PK1-85 General
PK101-2899 Indo-Aryan languages
PK101-185 General
PK(201)-379 Vedic
PK401-976 Sanskrit
PK1001-1095 Pali
PK1201-1409.5 Prakrit
PK1421-1429.5 Apabhraṃśa
PK1471-1490 Middle Indo-Aryan dialects
PK1501-2899 Modern Indo-Aryan languages
PK1550-2899 Particular languages and dialects
PK1550-1569 Assamese
PK1651-(1799) Bengali
PK1801-1831.95 Bihari
PK1841-1870.95 Gujarati
PK1931-2212 Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani languages and literatures
PK1931-1970 Hindi language
PK1971-1979.5 Urdu language
PK1981-2000 Hindustani language
PK2030-2142 Hindi, Hindustani literatures
PK2151-2212 Urdu literature
PK2261-2270.9 Lahndā
PK2351-2418 Marathi
PK2461-2479 Marwari
PK2561-2579.5 Oriya
PK2591-2610 Pahari
PK2631-2659 Panjabi
PK2701-2708.9 Rajasthani
PK2781-2790 Sindhi
PK2801-2891 Sinhalese (Singhalese)
PK2892-2892.95 Siraiki
PK2896-2899 Romani
PK(2901)-5471 Indo-Aryan literature
PK(2901)-2979 General
PK3591-4485 Sanskrit
PK3791-3799 Individual authors and works
PK(3801)-(4251) Special subjects
PK4471-4485 Translations
PK(4501)-4681 Pali literature
PK4990-5046 Prakrit literature
PK5401-5471 Modern Indo-Aryan literature
PK6001-6996 Iranian philology and literature
PK6001-6099 General
PK6101-(6119) Avestan
PK6121-6129 Old Persian
PK6135-6199.9 Middle Iranian languages
PK6141-6199.5 Pahlavi
PK6201-(6599.7) New Persian
PK6201-6399 Language
PK6400-(6599.7) Literature
PK6450.9-6562.35 Individual authors or works
PK6455-6460 Firdawsī
PK6465 Ḥāfiẓ
PK6475 Ibn Yamīn, Fakhr al-Dīn Maḥmūd
PK6478-6482 Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī Maulana
PK6490 Jāmī
PK6501 Niẓāmī Ganjavī
PK6510-6525 Omar Khayyam
PK6540-6546 Sa'dī
PK6701-6821 Afghan (Pashto, Pushto, Pushtu, etc.)
PK7001-7075 Dardic (Pisacha)
PK7021-7037 Kashmiri
PK7040-7045 Kohistani
PK7050-7065 Nuristani (Kafiri) group
PK8001-8832 Armenian
PK8001-8496 Language
PK8501-8832 Literature
PK9001-9201 Caucasian languages
PK9101-9169 Georgian

Subclass PL - Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania[edit]

  • PL1-8844 Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PL1-481 Ural-Altaic languages
PL21-396 Turkic languages
PL400-431 Mongolian languages
PL450-481 Tungus Manchu languages
PL(490)-495 Far Eastern languages and literature
PL501-889 Japanese language and literature
PL501-699 Japanese language
PL700-889 Japanese literature
PL700-751.5 History and criticism
PL752-783 Collections
PL784-866 Individual authors and works
PL885-889 Local literature
PL901-998 Korean language and literature
PL901-949 Korean language
PL950-998 Korean literature
PL950.2-969.5 History and criticism
PL969.8-985 Collections
PL986-993 Individual authors and works
PL997-998 Local literature
PL1001-3208 Chinese language and literature
PL1001-1960 Chinese language
PL2250-3208 Chinese literature
PL2250-2443 History and criticism
PL2450-2659 Collections
PL2661-2979 Individual authors and works
PL3030-3208 Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
PL3301-3311 Non-Chinese languages of China
PL3501-3509 Non-Aryan languages of India and Southeastern Asia in general
PL3512 Malaysian literature
PL3515 Singapore literature
PL3518 Languages of the Montagnards
PL3521-4001 Sino-Tibetan languages
PL3551-4001 Tibeto-Burman languages
PL3561-3801 Tibeto-Himalayan languages
PL3601-3775 Tibetan
PL3781-3801 Himalayan languages
PL3851-4001 Assam and Burma
PL4051-4054 Karen languages
PL4070-4074 Miao-Yao languages
PL4281-4587 Austroasiatic languages
PL4301-4470 Mon-Khmer (Mon-Anam) languages
PL4371-4379 Vietnamese. Annamese
PL4423-4470 Bru, Chrau, Khasi, Muong, etc.
PL4471-4471.5 Nicobarese
PL4490-4498 Chamic languages
PL4501-4587 Munda languages (Kolarian languages)
PL4601-(4890) Dravidian languages
PL5001-7511 Languages of Oceania
PL5001-7101 Austronesian, Papuan, and Australian languages
PL5051-5497 Malayan (Indonesian) languages
PL5501-6135 Philippine languages
PL6145-6167 Taiwan languages
PL6191-6341 Micronesian and Melanesian languages
PL6401-6551 Polynesian languages
PL6601-6621 Papuan languages
PL7001-7101 Australian languages
PL8000-8844 African languages and literature
PL8000-8009 Languages
PL8009.5-8014 Literature
PL8015-8021 Languages. By region or country
PL8024-8027 Special families of languages
PL8035-8844 Special languages (alphabetically)

Subclass PM - Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages[edit]

  • PM1-9021 Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
PM1-94 Hyperborean languages of Arctic Asia and America
PM101-2711 American languages (Aboriginal)
PM231-355 American languages of British North America
PM(401)-501 American languages of the United States (and Mexico)
PM549-2711 Special languages of the United States and Canada (alphabetically)
PM3001-4566 Languages of Mexico and Central America
PM5001-7356 Languages of South America and the West Indies
PM7801-7895 Mixed languages
PM7831-7875 Creole languages
PM8001-8995 Artificial languages--Universal languages
PM8201-8298 Esperanto
PM8999 Picture languages
PM9001-9021 Secret languages

Subclass PN - General literature[edit]

  • PN1-6790 Literature (General)
PN1-9 Periodicals
PN20-30 Societies
PN45-57 Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics
PN59-72 Study and teaching
PN80-99 Criticism
PN101-245 Authorship
PN172-239 Technique. Literary composition, etc.
PN241-241.5 Translating as a literary pursuit
PN441-1009.5 Literary history
PN451-497 Biography
PN500-519 Collections
PN597-605 Special relations, movements, and currents of literature
PN610-779 By period
PN611-649 Ancient
PN661-694 Medieval (to 1500)
PN683-687 Legends
PN688-691 Poetry
PN692-693 Prose. Prose fiction
PN695-779 Modern
PN715-749 Renaissance (1500-1700)
PN801-820 Romance literature
PN821-840 Germanic literature
PN841 Black literature (General)
PN842 Jewish literature in various languages
PN851-(884) Comparative literature
PN(905)-1008 Folk literature
PN980-995 Fables
PN1008.2-1009.5 Juvenile literature
PN1010-1525 Poetry
PN1031-1049 Theory, philosophy, relations, etc.
PN1065-1085 Relations to, and treatment of, special subjects
PN1110-1279 History and criticism
PN1301-1333 Epic poetry
PN1341-1347 Folk poetry
PN1351-1389 Lyric poetry
PN1530 The monologue
PN1551 The dialogue
PN1560-1590 The performing arts. Show business
PN1585-1589 Centers for the performing arts
PN1600-3307 Drama
PN1635-1650 Relation to, and treatment of, special subjects
PN1660-1693 Technique of dramatic composition
PN1720-1861 History
PN1865-1988 Special types
PN1990-1992.92 Broadcasting
PN1991-1991.9 Radio broadcasts
PN1992-1992.92 Television broadcasts
PN1992.93-19 92.95 Nonbroadcast video recordings
PN1993-1999 Motion pictures
PN1997-1997.85 Plays, scenarios, etc.
PN2000-3307 Dramatic representation. The theater
PN2061-2071 Art of acting
PN2085-2091 The stage and accessories
PN2131-2193 By period
PN2131-2145 Ancient
PN2152-2160 Medieval
PN2171-2179 Renaissance
PN2181-2193 Modern
PN2219.3-3030 Special regions or countries
PN3035 The Jewish theater
PN3151-3171 Amateur theater
PN3175-3191 College and school theatricals
PN3203-3299 Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc.
PN3311-3503 Prose. Prose fiction
PN3329-3352 Philosophy, theory, etc.
PN3355-3383 Technique. Authorship
PN3427-3448 Special kinds of fiction. Fiction genres
PN3451-3503 History
PN4001-4355 Oratory. Elocution, etc.
PN4071-4095 Study and teaching
PN4177-4191 Debating
PN4199-4321 Recitations (in English)
PN4331-4355 Recitations in foreign languages
PN4390 Diaries
PN4400 Letters (Literary history)
PN4500 Essays (Literary history)
PN4699-5650 Journalism. The periodical press, etc.
PN4735-4748 Relation to the state. Government and the press. Liberty of the press
PN4775-4784 Technique. Practical journalism
PN4825-4830 Amateur journalism
PN4832-4836 Magazines and other periodicals
PN4840-5648 By region or country
PN5650 The Jewish press
PN6010-6790 Collections of general literature
PN6066-6069 Special classes of authors
PN6080-6095 Quotations
PN6081-6084 English
PN6086-6089 French
PN6090-6110 German
PN6099-6110 Poetry
PN6110.5-6120 Drama
PN6120.15-6120.95 Fiction
PN6121-6129 Orations
PN6130-6140 Letters
PN6141-6145 Essays
PN6146.5-6231 Wit and humor
PN6157-6222 By region or country
PN6233-6238 Anacreontic literature
PN6244-6246 Literary extracts. Commonplace books
PN6249-6258 Ana
PN6259-6268 Anecdotes. Table talk
PN6269-6278 Aphorisms. Apothegms
PN6279-6288 Epigrams
PN6288.5-6298 Epitaphs
PN6299-6308 Maxims
PN6309-6318 Mottoes
PN6319-6328 Sayings, bon mots, etc.
PN6329-6338 Thoughts
PN6340-6348 Toasts
PN6348.5-6358 Emblems, devices
PN6361 Paradoxes
PN6366-6377 Riddles, acrostics, charades, conundrums, etc.
PN6400-6525 Proverbs
PN6700-6790 Comic books, strips, etc.

Subclass PQ - French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese literature[edit]

  • PQ1-3999 French literature
PQ1-771 History and criticism
PQ1-150 General
PQ151-221 Medieval. Old French
PQ226-310 Modern
PQ400-491 Poetry
PQ500-591 Drama
PQ601-771 Prose and prose fiction
PQ(781)-841) Folk literature
PQ845 Juvenile literature
PQ1100-1297 Collections
PQ1100-1145 General
PQ1160-1193 Poetry
PQ1211-1241 Drama
PQ1243-1297 Prose
PQ1300-1595 Old French literature to ca. 1500/1550
PQ1300-1391 Collections
PQ1411-1595 Individual authors and works
PQ1411-1545 To 1350/1400
PQ1551-1595 (14th-) 15th century (to ca. 1525)
PQ1600-2726 Modern literature
PQ1600-2726 Individual authors
PQ1600-1709 16th century
PQ1710-1935 17th century
PQ1947-2147 18th century
PQ2149-2551 19th century
PQ2600-2651 1900-1960
PQ2660-2686 1961-2000
PQ2700-2726 2001-
PQ3800-3999 Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
  • PQ4001-5999 Italian literature
PQ4001-4199.5 History and criticism
PQ4001-4063 General
PQ4064-4075 Early to 1500
PQ4077-4088 Modern
PQ4091-(4131) Poetry
PQ4133-4160 Drama
PQ4161-4185 Prose
PQ(4186)-(4199) Folk literature
PQ4199.5 Juvenile literature (General)
PQ4201-4263 Collections
PQ4201-4204 General
PQ4205-4206 Translations
PQ4207-4225 Poetry
PQ4227-4245 Drama
PQ4247-4263 Prose
PQ4265-4926 Individual authors and works
PQ4265-4556 to 1400
PQ4561-4664 1400-1700
PQ4675-4734 1701-1900
PQ4800-4851 1900-1960
PQ4860-4886 1961-2000
PQ4900-4926 2001-
PQ5901-5999 Regional, provincial, local, etc.
  • PQ6001-8929 Spanish literature
PQ6001-6168 History and criticism
PQ6001-6056 General
PQ6056 Moorish-Spanish literature
PQ6058-6060 Early to 1500
PQ(6061)-6073 Modern
PQ6075-6098 Poetry
PQ6098.7-6129 Drama
PQ6131-6153 Prose
PQ(6155)-(6167) Folk literature
PQ6168 Juvenile literature (General)
PQ6170-6269 Collections
PQ6170-6174.9 General
PQ6174.95-6215 Poetry
PQ6217-(6241) Drama
PQ6247-6264 Prose
PQ(6265)-6269 Translations
PQ6271-6726 Individual authors and works
PQ6271-6498 to 1700
PQ6500-6576 1700-ca. 1868
PQ6600-6647 1868-1960
PQ6650-6676 1961-2000
PQ6700-6726 2001-
PQ7000-8929 Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
PQ7081-8560 Spanish America
  • PQ9000-9999 Portuguese literature
PQ9000-9129 History and criticism
PQ9000-9034 General
PQ9035-9055 Special periods
PQ9061-9081 Poetry
PQ9083-9095 Drama
PQ9097-9119 Prose
PQ(9121)-(9128) Folk literature
PQ9129 Juvenile literature (General)
PQ9131-9188 Collections
PQ9131-9144 General
PQ9137 Translations
PQ9149-9163 Poetry
PQ9164-9170 Drama
PQ9172-9188 Prose
PQ9189-9326 Individual authors and works
PQ9189 to 1500
PQ9191-9255 1500-1700
PQ9261 1701-1960
PQ9262-9288 1961-2000
PQ9300-9326 2001
PQ9400-9999 Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
PQ9500-9698.436 Brazil

Subclass PR - English literature[edit]

  • PR1-9680 English literature
PR1-56 Literary history and criticism
PR57-78 Criticism
PR111-116 Women authors
PR125-(138.5) Relations to other literatures and countries
PR161-488 By period
PR171-236 Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)
PR251-369 Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)
PR401-488 Modern
PR421-(429) Elizabethan era (1550-1640)
PR431-(439) 17th century
PR441-(449) 18th century
PR451-(469) 19th century
PR471-(479) 20th century
PR481-488 21st century
PR500-614 Poetry
PR521-614 By period
PR621-744 Drama
PR641-744 By period
PR750-890 Prose
PR767-818 By period
PR821-890 Prose fiction. The novel
PR901-907.2 Oratory
PR908 Diaries
PR911-918 Letters
PR921-928 Essays
PR931-938 Wit and humor
PR(951)-981 Folk literature
PR1098-1369 Collections of English literature
PR1110 Special classes of authors
PR1119-1151 By period
PR1170-1228 Poetry
PR1241-1273 Drama
PR1281-1309 Prose (General)
PR1321-1329 Oratory
PR1330 Diaries
PR1341-1349 Letters
PR1361-1369 Essays
PR1490-1799 Anglo-Saxon literature
PR1803-2165 Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle English
PR2199-3195 English renaissance (1500-1640)
PR3291-3785 17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)
PR3991-5990 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900
PR6000-6049 1900-1960
PR6050-6076 1961-2000
PR6100-6126 2001
PR8309-9680 English literature: Provincial, local, etc.


Subclass PS - American Literature[edit]

  • PS1-3576 American literature
PS126-138 Biography, memoirs, letters, etc.
PS147-152 Women authors
PS163-173 Treatment of special subjects, classes
PS185-231 By period
PS185-195 17th-18th centuries
PS201-217 19th century
PS221-228 20th century
PS229-231 21st century
PS241-286 Special regions, states, etc.
PS241-255 North
PS261-267 South
PS271-285 West and Central
PS301-326 Poetry
PS330-353 Drama
PS360-380 Prose
PS370-380 Prose fiction
PS400-408.2 Oratory
PS409 Diaries
PS410-419 Letters
PS420-429 Essays
PS430-439 Wit and humor. Satire
PS(451)-478 Folk literature
PS490 Juvenile literature (General)
PS501-689 Collections of American literature
PS530-536.3 By period
PS537-574 By region
PS538-549 North
PS551-559 South
PS561-572 West and Central
PS580-619 Poetry
PS593 By form
PS601-617 By period
PS623-(635) Drama
PS642-659.5 Prose (General)
PS651-659.2 By period
PS660-668.2 Oratory
PS666-668.2 By period
PS669 Diaries
PS670-678.2 Letters
PS680-689 Essays
PS700-3622 Individual authors
PS700-893 Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
PS991-(3390) 19th century
PS3500-3549 1900-1960
PS3550-3576 1961-2000
PS3600-3626 2001-
PS(8001-8599) Canadian literature

Subclass PT - Germanic literature[edit]

  • PT1-4897 German literature
PT1-80 Literary history and criticism
PT83-(873) History of German literature
PT175-230 Medieval
PT236-405 Modern
PT500-597 Poetry
PT605-709 Drama
PT711-871 Prose
PT(881)-(951) Folk literature
PT923-937 Faust legend
PT1100-1479 Collections
PT1100-1141 General
PT1151-1241 Poetry
PT1251-1299 Drama
PT1301-1360 Prose
PT1371-(1374) Early to 1950. Old and Middle High German
PT1375-1479 Middle High German
PT1501-2728 Individual authors or works
PT1501-1695 Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500
PT1701-1797 1500-ca. 1700
PT1799-2592 1700-ca. 1860/70
PT1891-2239 Goethe
PT1891-2017 Works
PT2026-(2039) Translations
PT(2044)-2239 Biography and criticism
PT2600-2653 1860/70-1960
PT2660-2688 1961-2000
PT2700-2728 2001-
PT3701-3971 Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
PT3701-3746 East Germany
PT4801-4897 Low German literature
  • PT5001-5980 Dutch literature
PT5001-5348 Literary history and criticism
PT5001-5112 General
PT5121-5185 Special periods
PT5201-5243 Poetry
PT5250-5295 Drama
PT5300-5348 Prose
PT(5351)-5395 Folk literature
PT5398 Juvenile literature (General)
PT5400-5547 Collections
PT5400-5409 General
PT5410-5414 Translations
PT5420-5460 Special periods
PT5470-5488 Poetry
PT5490-5515 Drama
PT5517-5547 Prose
PT5555-5882.36 Individual authors or works
PT5555-5595 Medieval
PT5600-5739 16th-18th centuries
PT5620-5637 Cats, Jacob
PT5700-5732 Vondel, Joost van den
PT5800-5880 1800-1960
PT5881-5881.36 1961-2000
PT5882-5882.36 2001-
PT5901-5980 Provincial, local, foreign
PT6000-6467.36 Flemish literature since 1830
PT6000-6199 Literary history and criticism
PT(6200)-(6230) Folk literature
PT6250 Juvenile literature (General)
PT6300-6397 Collections
PT6400-6467.36 Individual authors or works
  • PT6500-6593.36 Afrikaans literature
PT6500-6530 Literary history and criticism
PT(6540)-6545 Folk literature
PT6550-6575 Collections
PT6580 Local
PT6590-6593.36 Individual authors or works
  • PT7001-7099 Scandinavian literature
PT7001-7099 General
PT7001-7087 Literary history and criticism
PT(7088)-(7089) Folk literature
PT7090-7099 Collections
PT7101-7338 Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian
PT7101-7211 Literary history and criticism
PT7170-7176 Poetry
PT7177-7211 Prose
PT7181-7193 Sagas
PT7195-7211 Scientific and learned literature
PT7220-7262.5 Collections
PT7230-7252 Poetry
PT7255-7262.5 Prose
PT7261-7262.5 Sagas
PT7263-7296 Individual sagas and historical works
PT7298-7309 Religious works
PT7312-7318 Scientific and learned literature
PT7326-7338 Individual authors or works before 1540
PT7351-7550 Modern Icelandic literature
PT7351-7418 Literary history and criticism
PT(7420)-(7438) Folk literature
PT7442 Juvenile literature (General)
PT7450-7495 Collections
PT7500-7513 Individual authors or works
PT7500-7501 16th-18th centuries
PT7510-7511 19th-20th centuries
PT7512-7513 21st century
PT7520-7550 Provincial, local, foreign
  • PT7581-7599 Faroese literature
PT7581-7592 Literary history and criticism
PT7593-7596.5 Collections
PT7597 Local
PT7598-7599 Individual authors or works
  • PT7601-8260 Danish literature
PT7601-7869 Literary history and criticism
PT7721-7762 Special periods
PT7770-7794 Poetry
PT7800-7832 Drama
PT7835-7869 Prose
PT(7900)-7930 Folk literature
PT7935 Juvenile literature (General)
PT7945-8046 Collections
PT7975-7994 Poetry
PT7999-8020 Drama
PT8021-8046 Prose
PT8050-8177.36 Individual authors or works
PT8050 Medieval
PT8060-8098 16th-18th centuries
PT8070-8094.5 Holberg, Ludvig
PT8100-8167 19th century
PT8102-8120 Andersen, Hans Christian
PT8145-8157 Oehlenschläger, Adam Gottlob
PT8174-8175 1900-1960
PT8176-8176.36 1961-2000
PT8177-8177.36 2001-
PT8205-8260 Provincial, local, foreign
  • PT8301-9155 Norwegian literature
PT8301-8574 Literary history and criticism
PT(8420)-8456 Special periods
PT8460-8489 Poetry
PT8500-8534 Drama
PT8540-8574 Prose
PT(8600)-(8637) Folk literature
PT8640 Juvenile literature (General)
PT8650-8733 Collections
PT8675-8695 Poetry
PT8699-8718 Drama
PT8719-8723 Prose
PT8750-8952.36 Individual authors or works
PT8750-8775 16th-18th centuries
PT8800-8942 19th century
PT8851-8900 Ibsen, Henrik
PT8949-8950 1900-1960
PT8951-8951.36 1961-2000
PT8952-8952.36 2001-
PT9000-9094 Landsmaal or New Norwegian
PT9000-9019 Literary history and criticism
PT9025-9055 Collections
PT9064-9094 Individual authors
PT9100-9155 Provincial, local, foreign
  • PT9201-9999 Swedish literature
PT9201-9499 Literary history and criticism
PT9320-9370 Special periods
PT9375-9404 Poetry
PT9415-9449 Drama
PT9460-9499 Prose
PT(9509)-(9542) Folk literature
PT9544 Juvenile literature (General)
PT9547-9639 Collections
PT9565-9570 Translations
PT9580-9599 Poetry
PT9605-9625 Drama
PT9626-9639 Prose
PT9650-9877.36 Individual authors or works
PT9650-9651 Medieval
PT9674-9715 16th-18th centuries
PT9725-9850 19th century
PT9759-9771 Lagerlöf, Selma
PT9800-9817 Strindberg, Johan August
PT9820-9838 Tegnér, Esaias
PT9870-9875 1900-1960
PT9876-9876.36 1961-2000
PT9877-9877.36 2001-
PT9950-9999 Provincial, local, foreign

Subclass PZ - Fiction and juvenile belles lettres[edit]

PZ(1)-90 Fiction and juvenile belles lettres
PZ(1)-(4) Fiction in English
PZ5-90 Juvenile belles lettres

Sources[edit]

Library of Congress Classification Outline