CRITICAL SURVEYS & MASTERPLOTS Literature Masterplots, 2010-2018 Supplement Now is the time to update your edition of Masterplots with the new 2010-2018 Supplement, at a low two-volume price. Instead of purchasing a revised 10-volume set, subscribers can purchase this supplemental edition to bring Masterplots coverage up-to-date through 2018. Masterplots and the Masterplots 2010-2018 Supplement, combined, provide fundamental reference data, plot synopses and critical evaluations of the most important works in all genres throughout history and around the world. For all works of fiction, essays provide information on the “Type of Plot,” “Time of Plot,” and “Locale.” In addition, there is, for most works of fiction, a section entitled “Principal Characters,” which lists the work’s main characters, along with brief descriptions. In the Masterplots style, essays fall into two types of format: the synopsis review and the essay review. The synopsis reviews treat works that have an identifiable narrative line and provide five categories of information. The essay reviews cover collections of poetry, short stories, and nonfiction and include three subdivisions. November 2018 | 2 Volumes, 600 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-032-7 | Library Price: $225 Masterplots, Fourth Edition “A classic in its own right, comparable to little else in scope and authority currently on the market.” —Library Journal A classic reference work for more than sixty years, Masterplots provides fundamental reference data, plot synopses and critical evaluations of the most important works in all genres throughout history and around the world. Over 2,200 works are covered in these twelve volumes, works that are important to classroom curricula at both high school and college levels, as well as the broader context of literary culture both within and beyond North America. Entries discuss principal characters, provide plot summaries of the story or poem and include Critical Evaluations that discuss significant aspects of the work’s artistry and history. November 2010 | 12 Volumes; 7,316 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-568-5 | Library Price: $1,200 Critical Survey of American Literature, Third Edition Edited by Steven G. Kellman, Ph.D. “Useful both as a guide for discussion and as well as a research and reference source, this has a place in any collection where American literature is a focus, from the high-school level and up.” –Booklist Starred Review The new edition offers more than 400 detailed profiles of major American authors of fiction, drama, and poetry, each with sections on biography, general analysis, and analysis of the author’s most important works. Over 100 new entries focus on contemporary American authors at the core of literary studies, including David Foster Wallace, Donna Tartt, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Lois Lowry, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nora Ephron, David Sedaris, and more. Arranged in an easy-to-use A-Z format, each entry begins with Name, Birth & Death Dates and a statement explaining the writer’s literary importance. Next, the main body of the entry includes: a Biography; deep Analysis of the author’s style, dominant themes, and literary characteristics; coverage of the author’s Works; a Summary of the author’s legacy; an updated Bibliography and Discussion Topics that address such topics as the writer’s body of work, specific works, or life as it relates to his or her literature. The Critical Survey of American Literature combines biography and critical analysis of the most important contemporary and historic figures and works in American Literature. This important resource offers students and researchers an easy-to-use source to help them embark on research in literary studies. December 2016 | 6 Volumes, 3,000 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-128-8 | Library Price: $499 NEW! Fall 2018 BEST SELLER! NEW! NEW! FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE CRITICAL SURVEY OF American Literature SALEM PRESS CRITICAL SURVEY OF CRITICAL SURVEY OF American Literature Volume 6 Third Edition FREE Online Access FREE (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! CRITICAL SURVEYS & MASTERPLOTS LITERATURE 12