Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414404964
  • ISBN-13: 9781414404967
  • DDC: 809.93358
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 682 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released August 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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The first in the Literary Themes for Students Collection, this set, designed very much with the curriculum-based standards and approaches to studying literature in mind, examines the overriding themes found in literature. This approach particularly helps students build critical thinking skills by making connections between thematically-similar works of literature, as well as providing a more global perspective by comparing and contrasting works from around the world. Beyond outlining the general treatment of the theme in American, British and world literature, the set profiles authors and highlights more than 50 major works centered around the theme. Also included are an extended list of works in all genres and media (fine art, dance, film, etc.) related to the theme as well as subject and title indexes.

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"This series, also available in e-book format, will be of interest to any collection that supports high-school students. Media centers, public libraries, and community college collections will want to add this accessible, fresh, and timely approach to literary criticism." --Booklist, March 1, 2007

— Booklist

"The coverage is impressive. Each entry includes a brief overview of the work with discussion on the circumstances of its publication; a plot summary; a discussion of the major themes; historical and cultural context; an overview of the work's critical reception; a critical essay addressing the war and peace theme; suggestions for further reading; a short author biography and portrait; and a list of adaptations in other media. The writing style is clear, free of academic jargon and condescension. This set is highly recommended for secondary school and college libraries supporting introductory literature classes. Public libraries should also consider it for general readers looking to enrich their appreciation of literary works." --ARBA, March 2007


"Readers who want an overview of literary works which explore two specific themes, war and peace, and how those thems have been treated in literature across time and culture will find them here.Your literature teachers will be please to know you have purchases this for them"--Reference for Students, October 2006


"Based on the theme of War and Peace, these volumes include three overview essays divided into American, British, and world literature. Sources are provided after each entry and there is an extensive and impressive list of contributors." --Library Media Connection, March 1, 2007

— Library Media Connection

"...offers accessible and relevant support material for students, classroom teachers and school library media specialists. War and Peace covers 38 commonly taught fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, drama and poetry selections ranging from classics to contemporary selections and representing an array of clashes that occurred in locations around the globe." --Booklist, September 1, 2007

— Booklist