For purposes of this project, “European Literature” is the body of literary works produced by writers in all of the nations comprising the modern continent of Europe, with the exception of England and its imperial territories.
These works include every known literary form and span almost every historical and literary time period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, reflecting the values, social norms, sentiments, religious and political ideals of their respective nations.
The following authors in our database represent the European Literature category of World Literature:
(Where appropriate, some authors or works of this period may be found in the Mythology, Fables and Folktales category of this collection)
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