CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS Literature 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 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! NEW! NEW! The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe Poe’s poetry has long been shrouded in an aura of mystery, sublimity, and horror. Wildly imaginative and disquietingly mournful, his most famous poems, “Annabel Lee,” “The Raven,” and “Ulalume,” are some of American literature’s most haunting laments for lost loves. Their insistent rhymes and rhythms continue to thrill readers worldwide, more than a century and a half after their publication. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-705-4 | $105 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce Thought-provoking essays examine Joyce’s life and enhance the reader’s understanding of the novel’s biographical fields. Other essays survey the spectrum of critical evaluations, explanations and appreciations of the book and explore the ethnic reach of the novel, the interwoven sexual and political dimension, and the role of faith in the novel. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-842-6 | $105 Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen Essays include a biography of Jane Austen, the critical reception of Pride and Prejudice, an examination of the novel’s historical milieu, and a reading of the novel that stresses the importance Austen places on female education as a means of redefining the role of women in society, and several essays written from a feminist perspective. September 2011 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-843-3 | $105 The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane More vivid, unflinching, artistically and philosophically complex than any prior war novel, Red Badge made Stephen Crane an overnight international celebrity. Readers were gripped by Crane’s lucid descriptions of war and the vacillating mind of his young, untested soldier, Henry Fleming. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-707-8 | $105 Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet examines many aspects of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers including the history of the play’s criticism, issues of confession, trauma and uses of the imagination. Essays on film adaptations and parodies as well as pluralistic approaches to the balcony scene are also included. April 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-264-3 | $105 The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne This volume examines how The Scarlet Letter brings together many vital strands in American literature and culture: Puritanism and the rise of religious liberalism; philosophical Romanticism and Transcendentalism; the role of women and gender; the nature of justice and democratic governance; and the relationship between the United States and the wider world. February 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-688-7 | $105 Short Fiction of Flannery O’Connor As one of the prominent writers of the Southern Gothic genre, O’Connor used short fiction to explore grotesque characters, Southern settings, questions of morality, and Roman Catholic themes. This volume examines and closely analyzes O’Connor’s best and least-known works, such as “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” “Good Country People,” and “Temple of the Holy Ghost.” February 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-874-7 | $105 Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut Published at the height of the Vietnam War protests, Slaughterhouse-Five seized the imaginations of thousands and made Vonnegut an overnight sensation. More than 40 years later, scholars continue to assess Vonnegut’s unique achievement with this stoic yet compassionate treatment of one of the most deadly military strikes in European history. October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-721-4 | $105 RECENT NEW! NEW! NEW! RECENT CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS LITERATURE 40