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Advances in Democracy, ed. , v.
Advances in Democracy, ed. , v.

Advances in Democracy, ed. , v.

This book chronicles Europe's transformations from the late 18th century through the present and examines the European response to both prosperity and war.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

This volume covers the first decade of the twenty-first century from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the details of Americans' daily lives. Topics include world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Reform Era and eastern United States development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Revolutionary Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

American Governance, ed. , v.
American Governance, ed. , v.

American Governance, ed. , v.

Provides answers on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.

American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, ed. , v.
American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, ed. , v.

American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, ed. , v.

This book describes literary development in American literature from religious and political writings from the 1830s to the 1860s.

American Literature from 1945 Through Today, ed. , v.
American Literature from 1945 Through Today, ed. , v.

American Literature from 1945 Through Today, ed. , v.

This book describes the development of American literature emerging after World War II to the postwar drama, literary criticism, and literary biography of the end of the twentieth century.

American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, ed. , v.
American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, ed. , v.

American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, ed. , v.

Examines American literature that emerged after the mid-19th century, adopting a distinct realism and an often critical view of American society. Features writers such as Henry Adams and Upton Sinclair who exposed fundamental flaws in government and industry, while Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken incisively satirized social ills such as prejudice and intolerance.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians, ed. , v.
Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians, ed. , v.

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians, ed. , v.

Chronicles the history and legacy of ancient rhetoric. Includes entries on classical rhetoricians who have shaped the history of Western civilization.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Contemporary American Literature (1945-Present), ed. 2, v.
Contemporary American Literature (1945-Present), ed. 2, v.

Contemporary American Literature (1945-Present), ed. 2, v.

Covering American contemporary literature, this volume provides information on 21st-century writers, the 1950s, '60s, and beyond, contemporary American poetry, and the postmodern movement.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 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.

Egyptian Mythology A to Z, ed. 3, v.
Egyptian Mythology A to Z, ed. 3, v.

Egyptian Mythology A to Z, ed. 3, v.

Covers Egyptian mythology and religious beliefs. Includes coverage of topics such as pyramids, the cult of the king, human sacrifice, and the many gods and legendary figures that make up Egyptian mythology.

Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers, ed. , v.

Surveys the world of African American women writers and includes entries on more than 150 novelists, poets, playwrights, short fiction writers, autobiographers, essayists, and influential scholars. Covers contemporary authors such as Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor, along with a range of neglected and emerging figures.

Encyclopedia of American Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of American Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of American Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Spans the entire scope of American literature, from the colonial period to the present. Includes entries on writers, works, literary movements, and other related topics.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the writers of the Beat generation, who emphasized experimental techniques, bohemian lifestyles, and rebellious attitudes, and whose writings had a profound effect on the literature and culture of the 1950s and '60s.

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. 2, v.

Profiles almost 900 of the finest British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and other writers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including essential details about the author's life and work and suggestions for further reading. Writers from Ireland and nations of the British Commonwealth are also included.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classical literature that are the sources for our mythological understanding.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

English-language reference source for philosophy," has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.

Provides entries on women's folklore and folklife in various regions of the world, such as the Caribbean, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe. Includes history, world cultures, religion and spirituality, healing and traditional medicine, and literature.

Encyclopedia of World Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of World Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of World Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. , v.

Covers the most important writers outside of the U.S., Britain, and Ireland since 1800 featuring more than 330 profiles of novelists, poets, dramatists, and short-story writers.

English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, ed. , v.
English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, ed. , v.

English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, ed. , v.

This book describes the literary development in English literature from the 19th Century through today.

English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance, ed. , v.
English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance, ed. , v.

English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance, ed. , v.

Details the evolution of early English literature and the works that have withstood centuries of linguistic and cultural change.

English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, ed. , v.
English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, ed. , v.

English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, ed. , v.

Examines the English writers who helped shape the social, political, and religious climate of the age.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.
Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.
Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.

This work considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, and legal decisions.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.
Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

Experimental Poets, ed. , v.
Experimental Poets, ed. , v.

Experimental Poets, ed. , v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential experimental poets such as E.E. Cummings, Ruben Dario, Octavio Paz, Jean Toomer, and Gertrude Stein.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Provides primary source documents focused family in society in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Fantasy Novelists, ed. , v.
Fantasy Novelists, ed. , v.

Fantasy Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive survey of fantasy fiction that covers more than two dozen writers and includes overviews on eras and aspects of the genre.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the "Lost Generation," lesbian literature, and much more.

Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World, ed. , v.
Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World, ed. , v.

Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World, ed. , v.

Provides more than 200 sources in the global history of feminism, supplying an insightful record of the resistance to patriarchy throughout human history and around the world.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.

This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Spans all facets of gothic literature, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes, and settings. Includes primary source documents and critical material to provide a contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, and lists of further readings.

Gothic Novelists, ed. , v.
Gothic Novelists, ed. , v.

Gothic Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive survey of gothic fiction that covers almost two dozen writers and includes overviews on eras of the genre.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Greek Poets, ed. , v.
Greek Poets, ed. , v.

Greek Poets, ed. , v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential Greek poets such as Homer, Sappho, Anacreon, and Odysseus Elytis.

Green Movement Poets, ed. , v.
Green Movement Poets, ed. , v.

Green Movement Poets, ed. , v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential green movement poets such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, Walt Whitman, and William Butler Yeats.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, ed. , v.

This dictionary covers Asian American history from 1887 to the present. It includes over 600 substantial and cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres as well as more general ones describing the historical background, cultural features, techniques and major theatres and clubs.

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature, ed. , v.

Provides an extensive chronology and an introduction which explains the nature of Gothic and shows how it has evolved. Includes entries on major writers, and works of geographical variants like Irish, Scottish or Russian Gothic and Female Gothic, Queer Gothic and Science Fiction.

Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature, ed. , v.

Contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature.

Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement, ed. , v.

Covers the movement’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant novels, poems, and volumes of poetry and prose that have formed the Beat canon.

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.
How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a “For More Information” bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.

Human Geography, ed. , v.
Human Geography, ed. , v.

Human Geography, ed. , v.

Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Icons of African American Literature, ed. , v.
Icons of African American Literature, ed. , v.

Icons of African American Literature, ed. , v.

Provides extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.
Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1
Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

Works included represent a wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

Provides readers with an overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, ed. 3, v.
Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Illustrates the extent and frequency of censorship in nearly every form of writing by tyrants, totalitarian states, church institutions, and democratic governments alike that have banned books that challenged their assumptions or questioned their activities.

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, ed. 3, v.
Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Profiles the censorship of many religious works, including the frequently challenged Harry Potter series, which critics accuse of promoting witchcraft and anti-family themes.

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, ed. 3, v.
Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Discusses the many works that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths. Topics include widely held assumptions, or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog.

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.
Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.
Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Magill's Survey of World Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Magill's Survey of World Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Magill's Survey of World Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Offers profiles of major writers outside the United States from all time periods, accompanied by analysis of their significant titles of fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.
Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

Provides insight into the careers of nearly 500 20th-century American writers, including black and women writers. Entries include important critical excerpts, chronologically arranged and collected from a wide variety of sources such as books, scholarly journals, general periodicals and newspapers.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.
Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

Provides critical overviews on the most frequently studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs. Includes discussions of literary format, themes, and structure.

Notable American Novelists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Notable American Novelists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Notable American Novelists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Presents biographical sketches and analytical overviews of some of the best-known American and Canadian writers of long fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries. Surveys the novelists whose works are included in core curricula of high school and undergraduate literature studies.

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 1
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 1

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 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.

Poetry and Drama, ed. , v.
Poetry and Drama, ed. , v.

Poetry and Drama, ed. , v.

Describes many of the most potent elements of language, beyond the realm of prose, and invoke the power of cadence, lyricism, and drama to recount all aspects of the human condition.

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 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.

Political Novelists, ed. , v.
Political Novelists, ed. , v.

Political Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides essays of influential political writers such as Joseph Conrad, Nadine Gordimer, Khaled Hosseini, and Upton Sinclair.

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

In-depth information on major political theories and systems from all time periods. Each entry begins with a general overview of the system/theory followed by a discussion of the principal aspects of the theory, the theory's philosophy and an analysis of the historical context in which the theory was developed, including critical response.

Prose, ed. , v.
Prose, ed. , v.

Prose, ed. , v.

Examines the rhetorical tools and literary styles that have helped reinvent the art and study of storytelling over time.

Race and Racism in Literature, ed. , v.
Race and Racism in Literature, ed. , v.

Race and Racism in Literature, ed. , v.

Address issues of race and racism as presented in novels of varying racial, ethnic, or cultural perspectives. Focuses mainly on racial oppression in the United States, however some chapters do also assess the imposition of racist attitudes on foreign shores.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

Religious Novelists, ed. , v.
Religious Novelists, ed. , v.

Religious Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth profiles of major authors whose fictional works have captured aspects of religion central to the development of the modern perspective. The selected authors were drawn from writers of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Western civilization and their works focus on the theme of religion, covering every major religion of the world and making it central to the plot and understanding of their narrative works.

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 3
Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 3

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 3

Explores American literature from 1820 up to the end of the Civil War.

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 6
Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 6

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 6

Covers American literature during the postwar period.

Romanticism and Transcendentalism (1800-1860), ed. 2, v.
Romanticism and Transcendentalism (1800-1860), ed. 2, v.

Romanticism and Transcendentalism (1800-1860), ed. 2, v.

Covering American contemporary literature, this volume provides information on the foundations of romantic thought, romanticism and the new nation, gothic romance and sentimentalism, and transcendentalism.

Science Fiction Novelists, ed. , v.
Science Fiction Novelists, ed. , v.

Science Fiction Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides essays of influential science fiction writers such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, and Ray Bradbury.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.
Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.
Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

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.

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.
Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.

A comprehensive guide to the ornate and sometimes bewildering language that may be unfamiliar to today's readers of Shakespeare's plays and poetry.

Short Story Writers, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Short Story Writers, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Short Story Writers, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Includes the most often studied short story writers from around the world. The authors and works covered reflect the range and diversity of nineteenth and twentieth century short story writing. More than half the authors covered are from the United States. Also includes writers from England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, the Continent, Russia, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

The Ascent of the West, ed. , v.
The Ascent of the West, ed. , v.

The Ascent of the West, ed. , v.

This book provides an overarching view of the early social and intellectual transformations that brought European civilization from its birth in antiquity to its illustrious rebirth during the Renaissance.

The Comedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Comedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Comedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This work examines defining characteristics of comedic drama—the social interactions of common folks and a focus on the contradictions inherent in everyday life. Readers explore the major themes of Shakespearean comedies, which have enchanted readers and theater-goers alike for centuries.

The Emergence of Modern Europe, ed. , v.
The Emergence of Modern Europe, ed. , v.

The Emergence of Modern Europe, ed. , v.

The book contains a wealth of information complemented by beautiful photographs to draw readers into the history of the development of this powerful continent.

The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, ed. 2, v.
The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, ed. 2, v.

The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, ed. 2, v.

Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This set is the largest and most comprehensive student's guide to Shakespeare ever published. The primary goal is to make Shakespeare's poems and plays accessible and appealing to high school and college students.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature, ed. , v.

Contains entries on Asian American literature, including writers, special topics, events, and terms. Covers literature by North American writers of Asian descent from the late 1890s to 2007, within a variety of contexts.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. , v.

Provides entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, and genres of folk and fairy tales from around the world.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature, ed. , v.

Entries cover individual writers, themes, concepts, genres, historical events and topics, movements, associations and organizations, ethnic and national literatures, and publishers and magazines.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.

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

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

Before Shakespeare, few dramatists had used historical figures as characters in a play, or actual historical events as elements of a plot. Likewise, the Bard was a pioneer of the sonnet, which he took to new heights. Both literary form, including his two historical tetralogies, and his narrative poems, in addition to the particular form of sonnet that now bears his name are examined through engaging text.

The History of Western Ethics, ed. , v.
The History of Western Ethics, ed. , v.

The History of Western Ethics, ed. , v.

Looks at the development of the three major fields of Western ethics over time, while providing insightful cross-cultural comparisons between ancient moral philosophies of societies across the globe.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

As with many writers before and since, William Shakespeare was influenced by the events that took shape all around him. Sweeping changes to England’s politics, language, and culture that took place during his lifetime were the fertile ground from which the Bard drew inspiration. Shakespeare’s life is surveyed and the social context in which he created his greatest drama and poetry is examined.

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, ed. , v.
The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, ed. , v.

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, ed. , v.

This collection examines works that chronicle a life or are compiled from narrated memories. The entries focus on autobiographies, diaries, journals and oral histories from around the world and various time periods to bring us closer to the human experience of history. Some entries look at those who carry on the tradition of oral history, such the West African Griot, Scandinavian Skald, British and Gaelic bards, and Native American storytellers.

The Literature of Propaganda, ed. , v.
The Literature of Propaganda, ed. , v.

The Literature of Propaganda, ed. , v.

Contains 300 entries that explore literary works that deal with propaganda. The set includes a wide variety of genres and has an international scope. It explores the works of authors shaped by a variety of political, social, and economic movements, and places each work in its historical context. Each entry includes an overview of the work, historical context, primary themes and style, and critical discussion.

The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.
The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.

The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.

Examines the vibrant prose and dynamic range of both Spanish and Latin American authors, whose narratives are informed as much by their imaginations as the turbulent histories of these native lands.

The Literature of War, ed. , v.
The Literature of War, ed. , v.

The Literature of War, ed. , v.

Provides historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it.

The Manifesto in Literature, ed. , v.
The Manifesto in Literature, ed. , v.

The Manifesto in Literature, ed. , v.

Spanning from the earliest published examples dating to 16th C. Europe, through the Declaration of Independence, to the 2006 Euston Manifesto, this work describes the authors and their causes, as well as the social, political, economic philosophies that are behind them. The context of history will play an important role in describing the circumstances of their writing and how they were received and acted upon at the time of writing and after.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This work examines the Bard’s major tragedies and their significance, and touch upon the state of theatre and dramatic performance in Shakespeare’s England for good measure.

Thinkers and Theories in Ethics, ed. , v.
Thinkers and Theories in Ethics, ed. , v.

Thinkers and Theories in Ethics, ed. , v.

Surveys the major theories that form the basis of ethical thought. Examines the world of ethics, and highlights the individuals whose seminal works confront some of our most fundamental human concerns.

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.
Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.
UXL Civics, ed. , v.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.
UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

This series examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. It provides in-depth coverage of a given era, focusing on a cultural group and its interaction with other peoples of the world.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.
Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Offers over 50 primary documents that illuminate the character, personalities, and events of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Latin America.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Africa.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Celtic migrations to the Reform Bill.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Victorian Era to the present.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Spain and Portugal.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from the Middle East.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Italy.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on classical literature.

History

Advances in Democracy, ed. , v.
Advances in Democracy, ed. , v.

Advances in Democracy, ed. , v.

This book chronicles Europe's transformations from the late 18th century through the present and examines the European response to both prosperity and war.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

This volume covers the first decade of the twenty-first century from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the details of Americans' daily lives. Topics include world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Reform Era and eastern United States development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Revolutionary Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians, ed. , v.
Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians, ed. , v.

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians, ed. , v.

Chronicles the history and legacy of ancient rhetoric. Includes entries on classical rhetoricians who have shaped the history of Western civilization.

Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World, ed. , v.
Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World, ed. , v.

Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World, ed. , v.

Provides more than 200 sources in the global history of feminism, supplying an insightful record of the resistance to patriarchy throughout human history and around the world.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

The Ascent of the West, ed. , v.
The Ascent of the West, ed. , v.

The Ascent of the West, ed. , v.

This book provides an overarching view of the early social and intellectual transformations that brought European civilization from its birth in antiquity to its illustrious rebirth during the Renaissance.

The Comedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Comedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Comedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This work examines defining characteristics of comedic drama—the social interactions of common folks and a focus on the contradictions inherent in everyday life. Readers explore the major themes of Shakespearean comedies, which have enchanted readers and theater-goers alike for centuries.

The Emergence of Modern Europe, ed. , v.
The Emergence of Modern Europe, ed. , v.

The Emergence of Modern Europe, ed. , v.

The book contains a wealth of information complemented by beautiful photographs to draw readers into the history of the development of this powerful continent.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

Before Shakespeare, few dramatists had used historical figures as characters in a play, or actual historical events as elements of a plot. Likewise, the Bard was a pioneer of the sonnet, which he took to new heights. Both literary form, including his two historical tetralogies, and his narrative poems, in addition to the particular form of sonnet that now bears his name are examined through engaging text.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

As with many writers before and since, William Shakespeare was influenced by the events that took shape all around him. Sweeping changes to England’s politics, language, and culture that took place during his lifetime were the fertile ground from which the Bard drew inspiration. Shakespeare’s life is surveyed and the social context in which he created his greatest drama and poetry is examined.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This work examines the Bard’s major tragedies and their significance, and touch upon the state of theatre and dramatic performance in Shakespeare’s England for good measure.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.
UXL Civics, ed. , v.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.
UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

This series examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. It provides in-depth coverage of a given era, focusing on a cultural group and its interaction with other peoples of the world.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.
Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Offers over 50 primary documents that illuminate the character, personalities, and events of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

Law

American Governance, ed. , v.
American Governance, ed. , v.

American Governance, ed. , v.

Provides answers on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.
UXL Civics, ed. , v.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

Literature

American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, ed. , v.
American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, ed. , v.

American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, ed. , v.

This book describes literary development in American literature from religious and political writings from the 1830s to the 1860s.

American Literature from 1945 Through Today, ed. , v.
American Literature from 1945 Through Today, ed. , v.

American Literature from 1945 Through Today, ed. , v.

This book describes the development of American literature emerging after World War II to the postwar drama, literary criticism, and literary biography of the end of the twentieth century.

American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, ed. , v.
American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, ed. , v.

American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, ed. , v.

Examines American literature that emerged after the mid-19th century, adopting a distinct realism and an often critical view of American society. Features writers such as Henry Adams and Upton Sinclair who exposed fundamental flaws in government and industry, while Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken incisively satirized social ills such as prejudice and intolerance.

Contemporary American Literature (1945-Present), ed. 2, v.
Contemporary American Literature (1945-Present), ed. 2, v.

Contemporary American Literature (1945-Present), ed. 2, v.

Covering American contemporary literature, this volume provides information on 21st-century writers, the 1950s, '60s, and beyond, contemporary American poetry, and the postmodern movement.

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 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.

Egyptian Mythology A to Z, ed. 3, v.
Egyptian Mythology A to Z, ed. 3, v.

Egyptian Mythology A to Z, ed. 3, v.

Covers Egyptian mythology and religious beliefs. Includes coverage of topics such as pyramids, the cult of the king, human sacrifice, and the many gods and legendary figures that make up Egyptian mythology.

Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers, ed. , v.

Surveys the world of African American women writers and includes entries on more than 150 novelists, poets, playwrights, short fiction writers, autobiographers, essayists, and influential scholars. Covers contemporary authors such as Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor, along with a range of neglected and emerging figures.

Encyclopedia of American Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of American Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of American Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Spans the entire scope of American literature, from the colonial period to the present. Includes entries on writers, works, literary movements, and other related topics.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the writers of the Beat generation, who emphasized experimental techniques, bohemian lifestyles, and rebellious attitudes, and whose writings had a profound effect on the literature and culture of the 1950s and '60s.

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. 2, v.

Profiles almost 900 of the finest British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and other writers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including essential details about the author's life and work and suggestions for further reading. Writers from Ireland and nations of the British Commonwealth are also included.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classical literature that are the sources for our mythological understanding.

Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.

Provides entries on women's folklore and folklife in various regions of the world, such as the Caribbean, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe. Includes history, world cultures, religion and spirituality, healing and traditional medicine, and literature.

English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, ed. , v.
English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, ed. , v.

English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, ed. , v.

This book describes the literary development in English literature from the 19th Century through today.

English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance, ed. , v.
English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance, ed. , v.

English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance, ed. , v.

Details the evolution of early English literature and the works that have withstood centuries of linguistic and cultural change.

English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, ed. , v.
English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, ed. , v.

English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, ed. , v.

Examines the English writers who helped shape the social, political, and religious climate of the age.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.
Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

Experimental Poets, ed. , v.
Experimental Poets, ed. , v.

Experimental Poets, ed. , v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential experimental poets such as E.E. Cummings, Ruben Dario, Octavio Paz, Jean Toomer, and Gertrude Stein.

Fantasy Novelists, ed. , v.
Fantasy Novelists, ed. , v.

Fantasy Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive survey of fantasy fiction that covers more than two dozen writers and includes overviews on eras and aspects of the genre.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the "Lost Generation," lesbian literature, and much more.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Spans all facets of gothic literature, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes, and settings. Includes primary source documents and critical material to provide a contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, and lists of further readings.

Gothic Novelists, ed. , v.
Gothic Novelists, ed. , v.

Gothic Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive survey of gothic fiction that covers almost two dozen writers and includes overviews on eras of the genre.

Greek Poets, ed. , v.
Greek Poets, ed. , v.

Greek Poets, ed. , v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential Greek poets such as Homer, Sappho, Anacreon, and Odysseus Elytis.

Green Movement Poets, ed. , v.
Green Movement Poets, ed. , v.

Green Movement Poets, ed. , v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential green movement poets such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, Walt Whitman, and William Butler Yeats.

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature, ed. , v.

Provides an extensive chronology and an introduction which explains the nature of Gothic and shows how it has evolved. Includes entries on major writers, and works of geographical variants like Irish, Scottish or Russian Gothic and Female Gothic, Queer Gothic and Science Fiction.

Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature, ed. , v.

Contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature.

Icons of African American Literature, ed. , v.
Icons of African American Literature, ed. , v.

Icons of African American Literature, ed. , v.

Provides extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.
Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1
Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

Works included represent a wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

Provides readers with an overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, ed. 3, v.
Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Illustrates the extent and frequency of censorship in nearly every form of writing by tyrants, totalitarian states, church institutions, and democratic governments alike that have banned books that challenged their assumptions or questioned their activities.

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, ed. 3, v.
Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Profiles the censorship of many religious works, including the frequently challenged Harry Potter series, which critics accuse of promoting witchcraft and anti-family themes.

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, ed. 3, v.
Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, ed. 3, v.

Discusses the many works that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths. Topics include widely held assumptions, or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog.

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.
Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.
Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Magill's Survey of World Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Magill's Survey of World Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Magill's Survey of World Literature, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Offers profiles of major writers outside the United States from all time periods, accompanied by analysis of their significant titles of fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction.

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.
Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

Provides insight into the careers of nearly 500 20th-century American writers, including black and women writers. Entries include important critical excerpts, chronologically arranged and collected from a wide variety of sources such as books, scholarly journals, general periodicals and newspapers.

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.
Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

Provides critical overviews on the most frequently studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs. Includes discussions of literary format, themes, and structure.

Notable American Novelists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Notable American Novelists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Notable American Novelists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Presents biographical sketches and analytical overviews of some of the best-known American and Canadian writers of long fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries. Surveys the novelists whose works are included in core curricula of high school and undergraduate literature studies.

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 1
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 1

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 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.

Poetry and Drama, ed. , v.
Poetry and Drama, ed. , v.

Poetry and Drama, ed. , v.

Describes many of the most potent elements of language, beyond the realm of prose, and invoke the power of cadence, lyricism, and drama to recount all aspects of the human condition.

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 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.

Political Novelists, ed. , v.
Political Novelists, ed. , v.

Political Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides essays of influential political writers such as Joseph Conrad, Nadine Gordimer, Khaled Hosseini, and Upton Sinclair.

Prose, ed. , v.
Prose, ed. , v.

Prose, ed. , v.

Examines the rhetorical tools and literary styles that have helped reinvent the art and study of storytelling over time.

Race and Racism in Literature, ed. , v.
Race and Racism in Literature, ed. , v.

Race and Racism in Literature, ed. , v.

Address issues of race and racism as presented in novels of varying racial, ethnic, or cultural perspectives. Focuses mainly on racial oppression in the United States, however some chapters do also assess the imposition of racist attitudes on foreign shores.

Religious Novelists, ed. , v.
Religious Novelists, ed. , v.

Religious Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth profiles of major authors whose fictional works have captured aspects of religion central to the development of the modern perspective. The selected authors were drawn from writers of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Western civilization and their works focus on the theme of religion, covering every major religion of the world and making it central to the plot and understanding of their narrative works.

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 3
Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 3

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 3

Explores American literature from 1820 up to the end of the Civil War.

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 6
Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 6

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 6

Covers American literature during the postwar period.

Romanticism and Transcendentalism (1800-1860), ed. 2, v.
Romanticism and Transcendentalism (1800-1860), ed. 2, v.

Romanticism and Transcendentalism (1800-1860), ed. 2, v.

Covering American contemporary literature, this volume provides information on the foundations of romantic thought, romanticism and the new nation, gothic romance and sentimentalism, and transcendentalism.

Science Fiction Novelists, ed. , v.
Science Fiction Novelists, ed. , v.

Science Fiction Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides essays of influential science fiction writers such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, and Ray Bradbury.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.
Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

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.

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.
Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.

A comprehensive guide to the ornate and sometimes bewildering language that may be unfamiliar to today's readers of Shakespeare's plays and poetry.

Short Story Writers, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Short Story Writers, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Short Story Writers, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Includes the most often studied short story writers from around the world. The authors and works covered reflect the range and diversity of nineteenth and twentieth century short story writing. More than half the authors covered are from the United States. Also includes writers from England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, the Continent, Russia, Asia, Africa, and South America.

The Comedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Comedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Comedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This work examines defining characteristics of comedic drama—the social interactions of common folks and a focus on the contradictions inherent in everyday life. Readers explore the major themes of Shakespearean comedies, which have enchanted readers and theater-goers alike for centuries.

The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, ed. 2, v.
The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, ed. 2, v.

The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, ed. 2, v.

Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This set is the largest and most comprehensive student's guide to Shakespeare ever published. The primary goal is to make Shakespeare's poems and plays accessible and appealing to high school and college students.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature, ed. , v.

Contains entries on Asian American literature, including writers, special topics, events, and terms. Covers literature by North American writers of Asian descent from the late 1890s to 2007, within a variety of contexts.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. , v.

Provides entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, and genres of folk and fairy tales from around the world.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature, ed. , v.

Entries cover individual writers, themes, concepts, genres, historical events and topics, movements, associations and organizations, ethnic and national literatures, and publishers and magazines.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.

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

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

Before Shakespeare, few dramatists had used historical figures as characters in a play, or actual historical events as elements of a plot. Likewise, the Bard was a pioneer of the sonnet, which he took to new heights. Both literary form, including his two historical tetralogies, and his narrative poems, in addition to the particular form of sonnet that now bears his name are examined through engaging text.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

As with many writers before and since, William Shakespeare was influenced by the events that took shape all around him. Sweeping changes to England’s politics, language, and culture that took place during his lifetime were the fertile ground from which the Bard drew inspiration. Shakespeare’s life is surveyed and the social context in which he created his greatest drama and poetry is examined.

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, ed. , v.
The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, ed. , v.

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, ed. , v.

This collection examines works that chronicle a life or are compiled from narrated memories. The entries focus on autobiographies, diaries, journals and oral histories from around the world and various time periods to bring us closer to the human experience of history. Some entries look at those who carry on the tradition of oral history, such the West African Griot, Scandinavian Skald, British and Gaelic bards, and Native American storytellers.

The Literature of Propaganda, ed. , v.
The Literature of Propaganda, ed. , v.

The Literature of Propaganda, ed. , v.

Contains 300 entries that explore literary works that deal with propaganda. The set includes a wide variety of genres and has an international scope. It explores the works of authors shaped by a variety of political, social, and economic movements, and places each work in its historical context. Each entry includes an overview of the work, historical context, primary themes and style, and critical discussion.

The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.
The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.

The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.

Examines the vibrant prose and dynamic range of both Spanish and Latin American authors, whose narratives are informed as much by their imaginations as the turbulent histories of these native lands.

The Literature of War, ed. , v.
The Literature of War, ed. , v.

The Literature of War, ed. , v.

Provides historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it.

The Manifesto in Literature, ed. , v.
The Manifesto in Literature, ed. , v.

The Manifesto in Literature, ed. , v.

Spanning from the earliest published examples dating to 16th C. Europe, through the Declaration of Independence, to the 2006 Euston Manifesto, this work describes the authors and their causes, as well as the social, political, economic philosophies that are behind them. The context of history will play an important role in describing the circumstances of their writing and how they were received and acted upon at the time of writing and after.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This work examines the Bard’s major tragedies and their significance, and touch upon the state of theatre and dramatic performance in Shakespeare’s England for good measure.

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.
Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.
Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Offers over 50 primary documents that illuminate the character, personalities, and events of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Latin America.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Africa.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Celtic migrations to the Reform Bill.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Victorian Era to the present.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Spain and Portugal.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from the Middle East.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Italy.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on classical literature.

Arts

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, ed. , v.

This dictionary covers Asian American history from 1887 to the present. It includes over 600 substantial and cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres as well as more general ones describing the historical background, cultural features, techniques and major theatres and clubs.

Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement, ed. , v.

Covers the movement’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant novels, poems, and volumes of poetry and prose that have formed the Beat canon.

Science

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.
Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.

This work considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, and legal decisions.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.
Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.
Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

Biography

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Encyclopedia of World Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of World Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of World Writers, 1800 to the Present, ed. , v.

Covers the most important writers outside of the U.S., Britain, and Ireland since 1800 featuring more than 330 profiles of novelists, poets, dramatists, and short-story writers.

Social Science

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.

Provides entries on women's folklore and folklife in various regions of the world, such as the Caribbean, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe. Includes history, world cultures, religion and spirituality, healing and traditional medicine, and literature.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Provides primary source documents focused family in society in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Human Geography, ed. , v.
Human Geography, ed. , v.

Human Geography, ed. , v.

Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

In-depth information on major political theories and systems from all time periods. Each entry begins with a general overview of the system/theory followed by a discussion of the principal aspects of the theory, the theory's philosophy and an analysis of the historical context in which the theory was developed, including critical response.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

The History of Western Ethics, ed. , v.
The History of Western Ethics, ed. , v.

The History of Western Ethics, ed. , v.

Looks at the development of the three major fields of Western ethics over time, while providing insightful cross-cultural comparisons between ancient moral philosophies of societies across the globe.

Thinkers and Theories in Ethics, ed. , v.
Thinkers and Theories in Ethics, ed. , v.

Thinkers and Theories in Ethics, ed. , v.

Surveys the major theories that form the basis of ethical thought. Examines the world of ethics, and highlights the individuals whose seminal works confront some of our most fundamental human concerns.

Nation and World

Egyptian Mythology A to Z, ed. 3, v.
Egyptian Mythology A to Z, ed. 3, v.

Egyptian Mythology A to Z, ed. 3, v.

Covers Egyptian mythology and religious beliefs. Includes coverage of topics such as pyramids, the cult of the king, human sacrifice, and the many gods and legendary figures that make up Egyptian mythology.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classical literature that are the sources for our mythological understanding.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Religion

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

English-language reference source for philosophy," has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Environment

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

Multicultural Studies

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.

This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Technology

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.
How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a “For More Information” bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.

Medicine

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

General Reference

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.