"A good investment for any library. Recommended."
-- Book Report (October 1999)
"Provide(s) students with easy access to information about novels."
-- School Library Journal (August 1998)
"These well-written entries contain a wealth of information. Broad in scope and scholarly in approach, these two volumes contain an amazing amount of well-organized information. This would be an excellent addition to high school, college, and public libraries, and an excellent source of literary criticism for researchers and teachers."
-- VOYA (June 1998)
"Covers specific titles in depth, which is a big plus for high-school students. Would be an asset in high-school and public libraries."
-- RBB/Booklist (02/15/98)
"No other literature references provides such a high level of coverage ...written with an unassuming tone that students will welcome."
-- Southeast Regional Social Studies Conference Web Site (January 1998)
"Helps high school students understand ... novels frequently studied in literature courses. Students can find everything they need to complete homework assignments and lead classroom discussions."
-- Curriculum Administrator (January 1998)
"Provides fine overviews for each novel covered. It looks like Gale has come up with another set which is sure to be popular and useful. These essays offer students an excellent starting point and give them a solid grounding for further exploration."
-- Against the Grain (Dec. '97/Jan."98)
"I turned to the entry in Novels for Students and voila, I was saved. What a wonderful, rich repository of background information and teaching ideas. Thank you thank you thank you."
-- Carol Jago, Teacher at Santa Monica High School and Director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA.