This series of books provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods.
Novels for Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 15 to 20 works from various cultures and time periods. Each novel included in this new resource was specially chosen by an advisory panel of teachers and librarians -- experts who have helped us define the information needs of students and ensure the age-appropriateness of this reference's content.
•Introductory essays that place each novel in its historical and literary context
•Easy-to-understand discussions of the novel's themes, plot and characters
•Analysis of the novel's literary construction
•Age-appropriate critical commentary on the novel's significance for our times
•A literary glossary that defines difficult terms
•A timeline that juxtaposes literary and world events
•Additional sources for further study