eBook Novels for Students (Best Of): Presenting Analysis, Context and Criticism on Commonly Studied Novels

  • Series Name: Novels for Students Series
  • Volume 60
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  • ISBN-10: 1410365492
  • ISBN-13: 9781410365491
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 350 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2019, 2018, 2018
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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About

Overview

This “Best Of” volume of Novels For Students is comprised of brand new entries on novels that have been previously covered in this series. The entries include novels considered to be part of the literary canon and “most studied” as well as more contemporary and popular works. These entries are completely rewritten and updated, providing a new voice and containing all new criticism and images. “Best Of” volumes continue to feature a diverse mix of author nationality, ethnicity, and gender along with the time period in which the works were written or set.

Each volume of Novels For Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 14 works from various cultures and time periods. Each novel included 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.

Each volume (beginning with volume 32) includes 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.

See Table of Contents for a list of works that appear in this volume. Please note that the entire For Students series in available eBook format.

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Series

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

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

What's New

  • The internal design of the pages—starting with NFS 59—has been refreshed and modernized (ex. new art on drop pages and sidebars, some format changes), but still keeps the look and feel of the FOR STUDENTS series.
  • The covers—starting with NFS 59—have been refreshed and modernized as well, without losing the current FOR STUDENTS look and feel.
  • The sidebar line-up has been updated for the entries covering literary works (lit-to-film entries continue to have the same three sidebars as previously).
  • The new sidebar line-up for literary work entries—beginning with NFS 59—is as follows: Media Adaptations (existing); Compare & Contrast (existing); Primary Sources & Other Links (new!); Critical Thinking Questions (new!); Activities for the Classroom (new!); What Do I Read Next? (existing).

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 141036559X | ISBN-13: 9781410365590

Table of Contents

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.
Far from the Madding Crowd (lit-to-film).
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood.
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (lit-to-film).
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding.
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck.
Night, by Elie Wiesel.
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.