Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf Original essays present an overview of Mrs. Dalloway, the work’s origins and composition, an analysis of the world events and social conditions that provide context for the work, the connections between Mrs. Dalloway and Toni Morrison’s Sula, and discuss Woolf’s efforts to create a new form of the novel appropriate for a new age. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-841-9 | $105 Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell The novel that popularized the term Orwellian depicts one of the classic dystopias of all time: a totalitarian society where Big Brother watches every move, history is revised to suit the Party’s wishes, and Thought Police torture suspected “thoughtcriminals.” This volume includes essays that profile the life of George Orwell and his politics, and compares 1984 to other dystopian novels such as Brave New World, We, and Fahrenheit 451. October 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-118-9 | $105 Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck Written by leading Steinbeck scholars, this volume provides a rich array of fresh perspectives and valuable information on this short but beloved text. Essay topics include the masculine psyche, alienation and the plight of migrants, and consideration of why this novel is still studied in high schools today. May 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-266-7 | $105 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey Ken Kesey’s pivotal novel tackled ideas of institutionalization in a time when mental illness was highly stigmatized. Essays in this volume survey the novel’s critical reception, compare Cuckoo’s Nest to The Grapes of Wrath, and examine themes such as race, gender roles, and early American humor. September 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-830-3 | $105 One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez Latin America’s most famous novel and an overnight sensation when it was published in 1967, it remains a perennial favorite of readers around the world. The work’s strange, mesmerizing blend of the real and the fabulous introduced the world to magical realism and has inspired countless writers. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-709-2 | $105 The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hinton’s groundbreaking novel about teenaged “greasers” by exploring concepts of The Other, the portrait of Ponyboy Curtis as an artist, and The Outsiders as a Post- Modern work, among other topics. While the novel is often recognized for its maturation themes and its novelty as a young adult work, it also explores ideas such as free will vs. determinism and the definition of heroism. April 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-686-3 | $105 Paradise Lost, by John Milton Paradise Lost is widely regarded as the greatest of all epic poems in English and as one of the most influential poems in the English language. This volume looks at Milton’s epic from many different critical and theoretical perspectives and offers students and researchers multiple ways of engaging with a writer whom many critics consider the equal of William Shakespeare. February 2019 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-024-2 | $105 The Poetry of Baudelaire This collection of essays reflects the breadth of the poet’s artistic and intellectual worlds, examining Baudelaire’s interest in music and the visual arts and how this relates to his poetry. The poet’s life and times are well documented, and close readings of key poems offer fresh perspectives on the mind and art of one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century and indeed of the modern age. March 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-395-7 | $105 RECENT NEW! NEW! Spring 2019 Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS BEST SELLER! NEW! NEW! RECENT 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 39