This title in the Scribner Writers Series covers 20 of the most influential works of British literature. Written in a clear, jargon-free style by experts in the field, essays cover individual works, including The Canterbury Tales, Emma, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights, The Importance of Being Earnest, Utopia and Gulliver's Travels, exploring the themes, characterization, use of language and other nuances of these enduring pieces of literature.
"Each essay provides a historical overview of the work and its influences, a close reading of the work's basic elements (e.g., imagery, allusions), and discusses the critical reception of the work at the time it was published as well as its importance of the time. This volume will be useful to student's needing additional information on these popular works, for teachers preparing for their courses, and for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams. High school and university libraries should consider its purchase, especially those that own other titles in the Scribner Writers Series."
-- ARBA (January 2003)
Price: US $229.00