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Title Novels for students. Volume 5 [Gale EBooks electronic resource] : presenting analysis, context, and crticism on commonly studied novels / Sheryl Ciccarelli, Marie Rose Napierkowski, editors.

Imprint Detroit, Mich. : Gale, c1999.
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Series Gale virtual reference library
Note "ISSN 1094-3552."
Guest foreword "The Informed Dialogue: Interacting with Literature" by Anne Devereaux Jordan.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - Ernest J. Gaines -- The bean trees - Barbara Kingsolver -- The color purple - Alice Walker -- Do androids dream of electric sheep? - Philip K. Dick -- Ender's game - Orson Scott Card -- Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton -- Giants in the earth - O.E. Rolvaag -- How the Garcia girls lost their accents - Julia Alvarez -- Like water for chocolate - Laura Esquivel -- Love medicine - Louise Erdrich -- Les miserables - Victor Hugo -- One hundred years of solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- The outsiders - S.E. Hinton -- The pearl - John Steinbeck -- The sun also rises - Ernest Hemingway -- A tale of two cities - Charles Dickens.
Summary Each volume provides discussions of the literary and historical background of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes concise synopses of plot, characters and themes, a brief author biography, discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance, and excerpted criticism.
Original Version Original: xx, 395 p. : ill., photos. ; 29 cm.
Subject Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
Kingsolver, Barbara. Bean trees.
Walker, Alice, 1944- Color purple.
Dick, Philip K. Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Card, Orson Scott. Ender's game.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Ethan Frome.
Rolvaag, O. E. (Ole Edvart), 1876-1931. Giants in the earth.
Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia girls lost their accents.
Esquivel, Laura, 1950- Como agua para chocolate. English.
Erdrich, Louise. Love medicine.
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885. Miserables.
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel, 1928- Cien anos de soledad. English.
Hinton, S. E. Outsiders.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Pearl.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Sun also rises.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Tale of two cities.
Fiction -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Fiction -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States.
Fiction -- History and criticism.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Added Author Ciccarelli, Sheryl, editor.
Napierkowski, Marie Rose, editor.
Gale Group.
ISBN 9781414427980 (electronic book)
1414427980 (electronic book)
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