Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit was met with international acclaim upon its publication in 1937, given its adventurous plot, elements of high fantasy, and lovable protagonist, Bilbo Baggins. This classic staple of children’s literature is studied by examining its themes of maturation and overcoming greed, exploring the world of Middle-earth, and comparing/contrasting the text with its popular sequel, The Lord of the Rings. September 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-120-2 | $105 The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros With more than one million copies sold, The House on Mango Street is easily one of the most critically and commercially successful Mexican-American novels, regularly appearing on high school and college reading lists. In deceptively simple prose, this classic tells the story of a young Mexican-American girl’s family, her friends, and her coming-of-age in an impoverished Chicago neighborhood. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-717-7 | $105 The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins Suzanne Collins’ dystopian adventure series has been met with critical and commercial success across the globe, spawning three novels and four major blockbuster films. Essays in this volume analyze the importance of The Hunger Games’ success on young adult readers, compare the world of Panem to other notable dystopias, and closely examine the relationships between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale. March 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-844-0 | $105 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou Original essays examine this work from several perspectives, including the struggle for black identity through readings of both Caged Bird and James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, as well as through historical events that surround Angelou’s life: the civil rights, black power, and black arts movements. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-624-8 | $105 The Inferno, by Dante The contributors to this volume are the leading Dante scholars of great importance, especially in Anglophone circles. Essays include a close reading of Dante, a chapter comparing and contrasting Dante’s Inferno to his other writings, a history of the critical response to his work, and a chapter on the cultural and historical context of Dante’s Inferno. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-838-9 | $105 Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison Winner of the 1953 National Book Award for Fiction and often listed among the top one hundred novels of the twentieth century, this volume places Ellison’s work within the contexts of the African American literary canon as well as within the broader traditions of American and world literature. Among the issues explored are questions about the “genre[s]” to which the novel belongs; the kinds of politics the work both explores and implies; the work’s philosophical overtones and implications; and the ways the novel was received both in its own time and in subsequent decades. October 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-919-2 | $105 Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë This volume presents a variety of new essays on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, considered by many to have revolutionized the art of fiction. Many agree that Brontë was ahead of her time as she explored the individualistic character of Jane, and topics such as classism, sexuality, religion and feminism. January 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-218-9 | $105 The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan This volume surveys the critical reception of Tan’s works, and considers the structure, narration, style, and themes of Joy Luck, comparing them with Michael Cunningham’s The Hours. Essays also examine traditional Chinese beliefs in the novel, compare Joy Luck to The Kitchen God’s Wife, and provide two author interviews. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-626-2 | $105 NEW! Fall 2018 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! NEW! NEW! Jane Eyre CRITICAL INSIGHTS Jane Eyre CritiCal iNsiGhts Peel Salem PreSS Two University Plaza, Suite 310 Hackensack NJ 07601 Phone: 201-968-0500 Fax: 201-968-0511 Katie Peel is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina. Her specialties include Victorian and young adult literature, and women’s studies. She has published works on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Villette, and is working on an essay about the adaptation of George Eliot’s Daniel Daronda for young readers. Among the essays in this volume: “Shameful Signification: Narrative and Feeling in Jane Eyre,” by Ashly Bennett “Right Obedience and Milton’s Abiel in Jane Eyre,” by Jon Kotchian “Abrupt, Absurd, Unconventional: Jane and Rochester Against the Victorian Conversational Landscape,” by Cala Zubair “Re-reading Jane Eyre: Not a Romantic Marriage Plot but a Tale of Evolving Feminist Consciousness,” by Barbara Waxman by Charlotte Brontë Edited by Katie R. Peel BEST SELLER! 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 37