Literary Companion Series - The Plague (paperback edition)

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9780737706901: Literary Companion Series - The Plague (paperback edition)

Greenhaven Press presents a comprehensive yet accessible avenue to literary research and analysis for young adults. This unique anthology series provides an engaging approach to readers seeking literary analysis and criticism of the lives and works of leading American, British, and world authors. Every title in the Literary Companion Series is a user-friendly and lucid resource for young adults researching the world's great literary lives and works. Contributing writers' essays are taken from a broad spectrum of sources and are expertly edited to meet the reading levels of young adults. Every book includes an in-depth biography of the author that emphasizes the social and historical context of his or her life and works. Each essay's introduction summarizes the contributing author's themes and insights and provides a guide for locating main ideas. The addition of vocabulary aids also increases comprehension. This is a series that all teachers of literature and their students will welcome and use. A great resource for any library serving young adults.

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"An anthology of essays by scholars representing various perspectives and interpretation of the novel. The book(s) provides criticism and discussions of meaning, structure, and the historical content...as well as biographical information. It is organized in such a way that will give students a plethora of information in a largely accessible format. Each chapter heading is annotated, giving readers a chance to sample the content of the essays. Furthermore, each selection is introduced with background biographical data on the essay's author alongwith a summary of the content and the particular point of view represented. A reader-friendly and comprehensive resouce for students and teachers of world literature."
-- School Library Journal ( November 2001) (School Library Journal 20011101)

"A valuable resource."
-- School Library Journal (May 2002) (School Library Journal 20020501)

"And for literary support, Greenhaven's series Literary Companions has become a standard in many schools and public libraries, thanks to its thoughtful questions and analysis."
-- Booklist (October 2001) (Booklist 20011015)

From School Library Journal:

Grade 8 Up-An anthology of essays by scholars representing various perspectives and interpretations of the novel. The book provides criticism and discussions of meaning, structure, the historical context of Albert Camus's work, as well as biographical information. It is organized in such a way that will give students a plethora of information in a largely accessible format. Each chapter heading is annotated, giving readers a chance to sample the content of the essays. Furthermore, each selection is introduced with background biographical data on the essay's author along with a summary of the content and the particular point of view represented. A reader-friendly and comprehensive resource for students and teachers of world literature.
Elizabeth Fernandez, Brunswick Middle School, Greenwich, CT
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