DDC 800: Literature

The Public Library of Westland uses the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System to classify our non-fiction materials. A top level overview is here. Below is a look at the 800s.

800 | 810 | 820 | 830 | 840 | 850 | 860 | 870 | 880 | 890

800: Literature and rhetoric

  • 801: Philosophy and theory
  • 802: Miscellany
  • 803: Dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • 804: [Unassigned]
  • 805: Serial publications
  • 806: Organizations and management
  • 807: Education, research and related topics
  • 808: Rhetoric and collections of literature
  • 809: History, description and criticism

810: American literature in English

  • 811: American poetry in English
  • 812: American drama in English
  • 813: American fiction in English
  • 814: American essays in English
  • 815: American speeches in English
  • 816: American letters in English
  • 817: American humor and satire in English
  • 818: American miscellaneous writings
  • 819: (Optional number)

820: English and Old English literatures

  • 821: English poetry
  • 822: English drama
  • 823: English fiction
  • 824: English essays
  • 825: English speeches
  • 826: English letters
  • 827: English humor and satire
  • 828: English miscellaneous writings
  • 829: Old English (Anglo-Saxon)

830: Literatures of Germanic languages

  • 831: German poetry
  • 832: German drama
  • 833: German fiction
  • 834: German essays
  • 835: German speeches
  • 836: German letters
  • 837: German humor and satire
  • 838: German miscellaneous writings
  • 839: Other Germanic literatures

840: Literatures of Romance languages

  • 841: French poetry
  • 842: French drama
  • 843: French fiction
  • 844: French essays
  • 845: French speeches
  • 846: French letters
  • 847: French humor and satire
  • 848: French miscellaneous writings
  • 849: Occitan and Catalan literatures

850: Italian, Romanian and related literatures

  • 851: Italian poetry
  • 852: Italian drama
  • 853: Italian fiction
  • 854: Italian essays
  • 855: Italian speeches
  • 856: Italian letters
  • 857: Italian humor and satire
  • 858: Italian miscellaneous writings
  • 859: Romanian and related literatures

860: Spanish and Portuguese literatures

  • 861: Spanish poetry
  • 862: Spanish drama
  • 863: Spanish fiction
  • 864: Spanish essays
  • 865: Spanish speeches
  • 866: Spanish letters
  • 867: Spanish humor and satire
  • 868: Spanish miscellaneous writings
  • 869: Portuguese literature

870: Italic literatures; Latin literature

  • 871: Latin poetry
  • 872: Latin dramatic poetry and drama
  • 873: Latin epic poetry and fiction
  • 874: Latin lyric poetry
  • 875: Latin speeches
  • 876: Latin letters
  • 877: Latin humor and satire
  • 878: Latin miscellaneous writings
  • 879: Literatures of other Italic languages

880: Hellenic literatures; classical Greek

  • 881: Classical Greek poetry
  • 882: Classical Greek dramatic poetry and drama
  • 883: Classical Greek epic poetry and fiction
  • 884: Classical Greek lyric poetry
  • 885: Classical Greek speeches
  • 886: Classical Greek letters
  • 887: Classical Greek humor and satire
  • 888: Classical Greek miscellaneous writings
  • 889: Modern Greek literature

890: Literatures of other languages

  • 891: East Indo-European and Celtic literatures
  • 892: Afro-Asiatic literatures; Semitic literatures
  • 893: Non-Semitic Afro-Asiatic literatures
  • 894: Altaic, Uralic, Hyperborean and Dravidian
  • 895: Literatures of East and Southeast Asia
  • 896: African literatures
  • 897: North American native literatures
  • 898: South American native literatures
  • 899: Austronesian and other literatures

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