b'Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKS35Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, NEW! CRITICAL by Mary Shelley Spring 2024 INSIGHTS Frankenstein ;Mary Shelleys iconic 1818 novel remains profoundly relevant, serving as a warning against the uncheckedor, the Modern PrometheusLITERATUREpursuit of knowledge and the potential dangers of manipulating the forces of nature. It continues toBy Mary Shelley captivate readers with its cautionary lessons about the consequences of playing God. The frame-tale novel, often overshadowed by subsequent film versions, is groundbreaking in giving a voice to theBEST SELLER! BEST SELLER!monster. Essays in this volume introduce readers to these topics and so much more.March 2024 | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-732-7 | Library Price: $105The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck NEW! Essays offer a comprehensive introduction to the novels key themes, social context, and critical history, as well as a complete survey of Steinbeck criticism. Other essays discuss the novels ChristianBEST SELLER! CRITICAL INSIGHTS: WORKSsymbolism, assess the politics of the novel, and analyze Steinbecks feminine archetypes.October 2010 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-715-3 | Library Price: $105Great Expectations, by Charles DickensCentral to this analysis is the moral character of the protagonist, Pip. Some essays argue that Pip achieves a sort of moral autonomy as the novel progresses while others view Pip as a victim of both his own demons, and the plotting of others. Other essays examine Christian imagery and the treatment of gender and class.October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-614-9 | Library Price: $105The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott FitzgeraldThis volume of criticism begins with essays that provide the reader with cultural, historical, comparative, and critical contexts for understanding Gatsby. Several essays consider the cultural and historical contexts of Fitzgeralds work while critical comparisons link the novel to the poetry of Keats and the novels Daisy Miller and Passing. October 2009 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-608-8 | Library Price: $105Hamlet, 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.Essays provide close analyses of language, discussion of the play as a work (and film), and variousBEST SELLER!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 AtwoodWritten 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: $105 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER!The Harry Potter Series, by J.K. RowlingJ.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 ConradThe easy prose style and intriguing illustrations afford and encourage an informed reading of HD. Much is to be learned here. The Polish ReviewHeart 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. FREESeptember 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-120-2 | Library Price: $105Online Access All Critical Insights titles come with free online accessFREEGET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com2023-467 Salem 2024 Catalog R8.indd 35 2023-12-19 1:59 PM'