Prose | MLA In-Text Citations

When referencing commonly studied works of prose, such as a novel or a play, list the page number or author and page number first in your in-text citation. After that, list the other relevant information, separating the page number from the rest of the details with a semi-colon.



In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf writes that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” (4; ch. 1).


The audience laughs when Vladimir says, “There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet” (Beckett 8; act 1).

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