Dracula, by Bram Stoker Overview essays examine the literary history of the vampire and the critical reception of Stoker’s most famous work. Other essays offer a psychological examination of sacred rituals within the novel, and combine Marxist, feminist, and post-colonialist readings into a discussion of race, capitalism, and aesthetics. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-612-5 | $105 Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury This volume examines Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 by situating the novel in its historical, cultural context while also surveying its critical reception. Other chapters explore Bradbury’s creation and reworking of the story and issues, such as memory, love, morality, domesticity, intellectual property and censorship, and the appeal of Fahrenheit 451 in other media. December 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-224-0 | $105 The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck Essays offer a comprehensive introduction to the novel’s key themes, social context, and critical history, as well as a complete survey of Steinbeck criticism. Other essays discuss the novel’s Christian symbolism, assess the politics of the novel and analyze Steinbeck’s feminine archetypes. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-715-3 | $105 Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens Central to this analysis is the moral character of the protagonist, Pip. Some essays argue that Pip achieves a sort of moral autonomy as the novel progresses while others view Pip as a victim–of both his own demons and the plotting of others. Others examine the Christian imagery and rituals present in the novel. In the concluding essay, the topic of the treatment of gender and class is discussed. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-614-9 | $105 The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald This volume of criticism begins with essays that provide the reader with cultural, historical, comparative, and critical contexts for understanding Gatsby. Several essays consider the cultural and historical contexts of Fitzgerald’s work while critical comparisons link the novel to the poetry of Keats and the novels Daisy Miller and Passing. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-608-8 | $105 Hamlet, by William Shakespeare Hamlet may be the most influential play ever written. It is certainly one of the most famous and important. This volume offers diverse views of the work that many consider William Shakespeare’s masterpiece. Essays provide close analyses of language, discussion of the play as a work (and film), and various contextual approaches, including essays on historical, cultural, social, philosophical, and gender contexts. January 2019 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-026-6 | $105 The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood Written in the midst of the anti-feminist backlash and the culture wars of the 1980s, The Handmaid’s Tale is a timely and chilling dystopian novel depicting a future in which the American government has been overthrown by religious fundamentalists who have, in turn, erected a patriarchal theocracy. This volume analyzes the rich critical discussion surrounding the work. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-620-0 | $105 The Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling With an adventurous tale of a young wizard’s coming of age, J. K. Rowling captured the hearts and imaginations of readers around the world. This volume features critical essays that compare Harry Potter to Arthurian legend, examine Rowling’s traditional depictions of women and the characters’ failed quests for immortality, and define the seven-book series as a sampler of Western literature through the centuries. June 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-519-7 | $105 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS Literature BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! NEW! Spring 2019 NEW! NEW! 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 36