King Lear, by William Shakespeare The historical background of Shakespeare’s play is considered, as well as close readings of several key passages that distinguish differences between the first published version and revisions in the Folio version of 1623. Other essays discuss popular and critical responses and contrast Lear with Marlowe’s Tamburlaine. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-839-6 | $105 Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott A unique combination of romance, coming-of-age tale, and family drama, Little Women paved the way for a new form of literature, changing the conversation regarding a women’s journey from childhood to womanhood. This work surveys the critical conversation regarding Alcott’s achievement from all standard critical perspectives: social, gender-based, post-modern, psychological, and cultural. May 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-427-5 | $105 Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a 37-year-old literary scholar passionately in love with his 12-year-old stepdaughter. This compilation of critical essays examines the controversy behind Lolita’s reception, Humbert Humbert’s role as an unreliable narrator, connections to Nabokov’s other works, and comparisons to the 1962 film adaptation. March 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-846-4 | $105 Lord of the Flies, by William Golding This volume explores many different dimensions of Golding’s classic novel, including the novel’s initial critical reception, the moral issues it raises, its film adaptations, and the ways in which commentary about the novel has evolved. Additional essays explore the ways the novel has been received on both sides of the Atlantic and examine its themes, characters, and structures from a diversity of critical perspectives. September 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-567-5 | $105 Macbeth, by William Shakespeare Essay topics include consciousness, conscience, and madness in Macbeth and the lasting influence of the play. The volume discusses the work on stage and screen and look at themes of environmentalism, nationalism, and witchcraft in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. November 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-563-7 | $105 The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka This volume includes a biography which warns that, although The Metamorphosis is considered to be semi- autobiographical, it is ultimately a work of imagination. Other essays include a discussion of structure, cultural and historical contexts, Kafka’s metaphor for extreme alienation, and a survey of the work’s critical reception. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-840-2 | $105 Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children marked a change in the global literary scene, inaugurating a heightened interest in writings from formerly colonized countries. In its richness, full with magical realistic depiction and historiographical narration, Rushdie’s novel became a trendsetter. The essays in this volume discuss topics such as ethics, nationalism, translation, and the culture of globalization. February 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-389-6 | $105 Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is often considered the greatest American novel–a vast epic that combines deep philosophy and high adventure as well as rich comedy and profound tragedy. Containing numerous essays by many prominent Melville scholars, the book places Melville and his epic novel in their various historical contexts while also showing how the novel continues to be relevant–and powerful–today. September 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-405-3 | $105 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS Literature RECENT RECENT   CRITICAL INSIGHTS Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children RECENT RECENT eBooks are also available - visit www.salempress.com for more information 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 38