“Each meticulously referenced volume is devoted to a single classic... Overall, a fresh take on the classics and an excellent choice.” –School Library Journal Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner Original essays include a close reading of the novel from the critical standpoint of feminist theory, an analysis of the novel’s cultural and historical context, and a discussion of the critical reception of Absalom, Absalom! Additional essays provide a wide range of perspectives on such subjects as theme, protagonists, feminism, storytelling, race, style, Civil War, and time, among others. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-834-1 | $105 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain On the 100th anniversary of Huckleberry Finn’s publication, Henry Nash Smith remarked that the novel “made vernacular language, with its new sources of pleasure and new energy, available for American prose and poetry in the twentieth century.” This volume of essays examines what made this vernacular so groundbreaking, as well as the ongoing controversy that still surrounds one of the first great American novels. January 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-122-6 | $105 The Aeneid, by Vergil Essays discuss many different aspects of Vergil’s work, including the historical awareness of Rome’s future greatness, the significant psychological and ethical questions on fate and free-will, personal glory versus responsibility by those who lead, and the profound influence The Aeneid has had on other Christian authors. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-835-8 | $105 All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque “Finally, the truth about war,” reviewers proclaimed when this work was published, just ten years after the end of World War I. Shockingly direct, it paints a decidedly unromantic portrait of the war in which Remarque had briefly fought and quickly became an international sensation. And today, after eighty years and tens of millions of soldiers have died in wars, readers keep turning to the novel for answers. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-719-1 | $105 Animal Farm, by George Orwell Critical Insights: Animal Farm offers a multidisciplinary range of perspectives on George Orwell’s classic satire. The volume of essays includes a consideration of Animal Farm’s rhetorical use by contemporary British politicians, a biopolitical reading of the text, a consideration of the work within the tradition of beast fables, an assessment within the tradition of literary anthropomorphism, an analysis of Orwell’s use of humor in the book, and a comparison of narrative strategies in Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Through this collection, readers will appreciate Animal Farm’s influence on literature, politics, sociology, and history. September 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-918-5 | $105 The Awakening, by Kate Chopin This volume presents a variety of new essays on Chopin’s landmark work of early feminism. Essays offer a variety of new approaches from various critical perspectives, including how the novel relates to race, humor, Chopin’s life, impressionist painting, irony and close reading, tourism and landscapes, regionalism and naturalism, and folly and engendered discourse. January 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-228-8 | $105 The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath Essays take on a specific angle from which to examine the work, including a discussion of “nature vs. nurture” in the novel, while another discusses the similarities between Plath’s work and Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted. Additional entries provide some of the finest scholarship on The Bell Jar, and offer a wide variety of critical approaches to this work. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-836-5 | $105 RECENT NEW! Fall 2018 Provides a comprehensive critical analysis of the most popular and routinely studied classroom works. BEST SELLER! NEW! NEW! BEST SELLER! RECENT CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS All Critical Insights titles come with free online access (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! FREE Online Access FREE CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS LITERATURE 34