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  • Drama for Students, Vol. 1

    Drama for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

  • Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

    Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

    Focuses on English-language comics, plus a small selection of influential Japanese and European works, with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.

  • The Encyclopedia of Vampires & Werewolves, ed. 2

    The Encyclopedia of Vampires & Werewolves, ed. 2

    Provides more than 500 entries exploring the supernatural aspects of these creatures and their pop culture counterparts.

  • Epics for Students, ed. 2

    Epics for Students, ed. 2

    Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

  • The Greenwood Library of World Folktales: Stories from the Great Collections

    The Greenwood Library of World Folktales: Stories from the Great Collections

    Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.

  • Novels for Students, Vol. 1

    Novels for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

    Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

    Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature: An encyclopedia of American literary history from the 1600s to the present day including essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works and essays on literary movements, periods, and themes.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

    Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

    Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature: Provides coverage of the history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages: Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature: Includes brief biographies of major authors and illustrators, essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, prominent trends and themes, and general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.

  • Poetry for Students, Vol. 1

    Poetry for Students, Vol. 1

    Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

  • The Rough Guide to Manga

    The Rough Guide to Manga

    Features the manga story (a Japanese style of comic books) covering manga's twelfth-century roots to the rise of English-language manga with profiles of influential creators like Leiji Matsumoto and CLAMP.

  • Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry

    Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry

    Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

  • Short Stories for Students, Vol. 1

    Short Stories for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

  • Something About the Author, Vol. 148

    Something About the Author, Vol. 148

    Provides illustrated biographical articles on authors and illustrators of works for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to less prominent authors and illustrators whose works are just coming to be recognized, from past centuries through today. Covers such genres as picture books, humor, folk and fairy tales, mystery and adventure, science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, poetry and nonsense verse, drama, biography, and nonfiction.