Each title in the series provides understandable, comprehensive explanations of the most commonly studied poems, novels, dramas, epics and short stories as identified by an advisory board of teachers and librarians. No other literature references furnish such a high level of coverage -- all written in an unassuming tone that users will welcome.
The references in the Gale Group's "For Students" series provide:
Easy-to-read discussions of themes, plots and characters
Easy-to-understand critical essays chosen specifically for students
Analysis of each work's construction and historical context
Photos, illustrations and other graphics
The "For Students" series includes Poetry for Students, Novels for Students, Short Stories for Students, Drama for Students, Shakespeare for Students, Shakespeare's Characters for Students and Epics for Students. They're sure to be a welcome addition to your library.
Each volume in the Novels for Students series contains easily accessible and context-rich discussions of the literary and historical significance of 15 works from various cultures and time periods. Each 16- to 24-page entry is divided into sections that present the work, the author and the critical response in ways that students and general patrons with limited exposure to literature can understand and appreciate.