b'36 CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS LiteratureHamlet, by William ShakespeareHamlet 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 Shakespeares masterpiece.LITERATUREEssays 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 | Library Price: $105The Handmaids Tale, by Margaret AtwoodBEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! Written in the midst of the anti-feminist backlash of the 1980s, The Handmaids Tale depicts a dystopian 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 | Library Price: $105CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKSThe Harry Potter Series, by J.K. RowlingBEST SELLER! J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter captured the hearts and imaginations of readers around the world. This volume features critical essays that compare Harry Potter to Arthurian legend, examine Rowlings 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 | Library Price: $105Heart of Darkness, by Joseph ConradHeart of Darkness has not only inspired but has also provoked heated controversy. Once seen as an attack on the brutalities of European colonialism, it can also be read as a colonialist project in its own right. This volume explores many dimensions of Conrads work, looking at it in historical, literary, and cultural contexts, and examining both its artistry and its themes.July 2019 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-273-4 | Library Price: $105The Hobbit, by J.R.R. TolkienThe 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 childrens 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 | Library Price: $105The House on Mango Street, by Sandra CisnerosWith more than six 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 girls family, her friends, and her coming-of-age in an impoverished Chicago neighborhood.October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-717-7 | Library Price: $105How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, NEW!by Julia AlvarezJulia Alvarezs 1991 novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is an important contribution to recent Latinx and multicultural literature. Exhibiting an intriguing structure and dealing with themes such as initiation and maturation that are relevant to people everywhere and in all eras, the novel is also significant for its treatment of women, immigrants, and recent socioeconomic, political, and cultural issues. This volume explores the different dimensions of Alvarezs novel, setting it in various relevant contexts while also giving due attention to its impressive artistic achievements.NEW!March 2021 | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-744-9 | Library Price: $105The 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 | Library Price: $105 FREE eBooks are also available - visit www.salempress.com for more information All Critical Insights titles come with free online access Online AccessFREEGET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com'