-- Presents concise, easy-to-understand biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on a specific literary work -- Provides multiple sources for book reports and term papers with a wealth of information on literary works, authors, and major characters -- Digests of critical extracts prefaced by headnotes
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Considered the world's cheif authority on Shakespeare, Harold Bloom is now in his 46th year of teaching at Yale University. His latest book How to Read and Why joins a prodigious literary output which includes the editorship of this flagship study guide series.From School Library Journal:
Grade 10 Up. These series entries, edited by the indefatigable Yale professor, are basically hybrid combinations of "Cliffs Notes" and Book Review Digest. They maintain the high standard Bloom has set for this publisher's other critical anthologies, but are aimed at a different audience, apparently students in a big hurry. Each title includes a selection of very short critical excerpts, an author biography, summary/thematic analysis, list of characters, bibliography, and index of themes. The blurb promises "a single source for footnoting essays and research papers" and these handbooks are cunningly designed to do just that. Big, fat juicy quotes practically jump off the page. So if your students write papers on Jane Eyre and Midsummer Night's Dream, buy these books.?Kathy Fritts, Jesuit High School, Portland, OR
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Book Description Chelsea House Publications, 1996. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110791040631