eBook Novels for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Novels

  • Series Name: Novels for Students Series
  • Volume 31
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  • ISBN-10: 141444947X
  • ISBN-13: 9781414449470
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 385 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2009, 2008
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

Each volume of Novels for Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 12 to 15 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.

Each volume (beginning with volume 32) will include two "Literature to Film" entries. Entries profiling film versions of plays/novels not only diversify the study of plays/novels but support alternate learning styles, media literacy, and film studies curricula as well.

Here are some of the novels they will find: "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan, "Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns, "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott, "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman, and "When Rain Clouds Gather" by Bessie Head.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available in the eBook version due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

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Novels for Students Series

When your high school students need understandable explanations of Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Color Purple, and other novels frequently studied in literature courses, direct them to this reference from Gale. Each volume of 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 series 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. Within the pages of Novels For Students, young researchers will discover everything they need to complete homework assignments and lead classroom discussions. You may also be interested in For Students Online - the complete For Students Collection in eBook format. While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Features and Benefits

  • Here are some of the novels they will find: "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan, "Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns, "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott, "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman, and "When Rain Clouds Gather" by Bessie Head.
  • Librarian friendly: Lower price than more scholarly criticism volumes (e.g., Poetry Criticism).
  • Reader friendly: For patrons interested in more info on the classics or bestsellers they're reading.
  • Curriculum Connection: Supports standards on study of literature by genre or in historical context and provides read-a-likes for common core activities.
  • Assignment based: For Students designed to match real English projects and the format facilitates compare and contrast, inquiry based activities. Title lists correlate well with textbooks, anthologies.

What's New

  • Student friendly: Homework help format, w/ criticism at H.S. students' interest and reading levels.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 141444169X | ISBN-13: 9781414441696

Reviews

"The clear writing style, thorough coverage of each novel, excellent organization of guides and attractive, easy-to-read layouts all serve to make this a welcome source for students needing to do literary research. The organization, writing style that is appropriate for students and content that is geared to meet curricular needs are features that make Novels for Students a series that will be welcome in libraries serving youth." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— Dana McDougald

"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)

— Tom Gilson

"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.

— Carl Jago

"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)

— Carl Jago

"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)

— Charlotte Decker

"Provide(s) students with easy access to information about novels." -- School Library Journal (August 1998)

— Charlotte Decker

"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)

— Tom Gilson

"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)

— Carl Jago

"A good investment for any library. Recommended." -- Book Report (October 1999)

— Charlotte Decker

Table of Contents

Tan Amy Bonesetter's Daughter, The.
Burns Olive Ann Cold Sassy Tree.
Herbert Frank Dune.
Scott Sir Walter Ivanhoe.
Lahiri Jhumpa Namesake, The.
Greene Graham Power and the Glory, The.
Twain Mark Prince and the Pauper, The.
Goldman William Princess Bride, The.
Alexie Sherman Reservation Blues.
Orczy Emmuska Scarlet Pimpernel, The.
Anderson Laurie Halse Speak.
Smith Betty Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A.
Head Bessie When Rain Clouds Gather.
Pirsig Robert Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Products Included

Novels for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Novels, Volume 31  (ISBN-10: 141444169X | ISBN-13: 9781414441696)

Each volume of Novels for Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 12 to 15 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.

Each volume (beginning with volume 32) will include two "Literature to Film" entries. Entries profiling film versions of plays/novels not only diversify the study of plays/novels but support alternate learning styles, media literacy, and film studies curricula as well.

Here are some of the novels they will find: "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan, "Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns, "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott, "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman, and "When Rain Clouds Gather" by Bessie Head.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available in the eBook version due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Price: $159.00

Novels for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Novels, Volume 31  (ISBN-10: 141444169X | ISBN-13: 9781414441696)

Each volume of Novels for Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 12 to 15 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.

Each volume (beginning with volume 32) will include two "Literature to Film" entries. Entries profiling film versions of plays/novels not only diversify the study of plays/novels but support alternate learning styles, media literacy, and film studies curricula as well.

Here are some of the novels they will find: "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan, "Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns, "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott, "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman, and "When Rain Clouds Gather" by Bessie Head.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available in the eBook version due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Price: $159.00