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Date Posted: October 26, 2012

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Each entry is a career biography‖ which traces the development of the author and the evolution of his reputation, placing the writer in the larger perspective of literary history.
DLB Complete Online includes:

  • DLB Main Series which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers
  • DLB Documentary Series which provides illustrations, facsimiles, and biographical and critical source materials.
  • DLB Yearbook Series which augmented and updated the main series between 1981 and 2002.


“ The articles/profiles typically run from 3000 to 5000 words and are produced
by scholars and professional writers who are literary afficionados.”

— Library Journal (June 15, 2006, Vol. 131, Issue 11.

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