Understanding Literature

Age Level: 14–up  Grade Level: 9–12

An introduction to literature and literary criticism for middle and high school students. A fresh, pleasing visual layout and clear explanations of literary techniques and styles are designed to make the great works of literature more accessible to readers. Also includes sidebars which feature definitions of common literary terms and explanations of related content.

  • Essential literary elements examined and explained with a basic biography of subject
  • Introduces students to critical analysis of classic works of literature
  • Provides biographical information about each author
  • Each title focuses on at least three curriculum-related works by the subject
  • Supports the English/Language Arts and Literature curricula
  • 6" x 9"
  • 160pp. (except where noted)
  • Illus. with black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and diagrams
  • Contains a chronology, chapter notes, list of works, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2004
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A Student's Guide to Eugene O'Neill

A Student's Guide to Eugene O'Neill

Spring Hermann
Eugene O’Neill is one of the influential dramatists in the history of American theater. He would use realism, naturalism, expressionism, and symbolism to get his meaning across to audiences. Later, O’Neill employed more of his own life experiences in his plays...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2886-9
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A Student's Guide to Jack London

A Student's Guide to Jack London

Stephanie Buckwalter
Jack London was one of the most popular and important American writers of the early twentieth century. London drew upon the breadth of his own amazing, real-life experiences to capture the imagination of the reading public like few other writers ever had before...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2707-7
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A Student's Guide to Jane Austen

A Student's Guide to Jane Austen

Connie Ann Kirk, Ph.D.
Jane Austen was an English novelist. Her insights into women’s lives and her mastery of form and irony have made her one of the most noted and influential novelists of her time. In A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO JANE AUSTEN, Austen’s life and work are examined, offering accessible insight for young readers...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2439-7
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A Student's Guide to Mark Twain

A Student's Guide to Mark Twain

Mary Ann L. Diorio, Ph.D.
Mark Twain was one of the pioneers of early American literature and one of the greatest humorists who ever lived. In A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO MARK TWAIN, the career of this literary giant is examined, offering accessible insight for young readers...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2438-0
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A Student's Guide to T. S. Eliot

A Student's Guide to T. S. Eliot

Naomi Pasachoff
T. S. Eliot was perhaps the most important poet of the twentieth century, as well as an author of plays and of literary criticism. His most famous poems include "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Wasteland," which captured the disillusionment, cynicism, and restlessness of a generation...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2881-4
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A Student's Guide to The Brontë Sisters

A Student's Guide to The Brontë Sisters

Naomi Pasachoff
Although originally published nearly 200 years ago, the works of the Brontë sisters continue to be read and reread today. Twenty-first-century readers are engaged by such issues as the vulnerability of children, the role of education in civilizing members of society, the mysteries of love, and women’s independence...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3267-5
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