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Title Novels for students. Volume 13 [Gale EBooks electronic resource] : presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied novels / Elizabeth Thomason, editor ; foreword by Anne Devereaux Jordan.

Imprint Detroit, Mich. : Gale Group, c2002.
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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 Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner -- All the king's men - Robert Penn Warren -- Brideshead revisited - Evelyn Waugh -- The death of the heart - Elizabeth Bowen -- The kitchen god's wife - Amy Tan -- The member of the wedding - Carson McCullers -- Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe -- Nectar in a sieve - Kamala Markandaya -- The optimist's daughter - Eudora Welty -- The remains of the day -- Kazuo Ishiguro -- Snow falling on cedars - David Guterson -- Surfacing - Margaret Atwood -- The sweet hereafter - Russell Banks -- Vanity Fair - William Thackeray -- The wonderful wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum.
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: xix, 361 p. : ill., photos. ; 29 cm.
Subject Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Absalom, Absalom!
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. All the king's men.
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. Brideshead revisited.
Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973. Death of the heart.
Tan, Amy. Kitchen god's wife.
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967. Member of the wedding.
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders.
Markandaya, Kamala, 1924- Nectar in a sieve.
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001. Optimist's daughter.
Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954- Remains of the day.
Guterson, David. Snow falling on cedars.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- Surfacing.
Banks, Russell, 1940- Sweet hereafter.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. Vanity fair.
Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. Wizard of Oz.
Fiction -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Fiction -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States.
Fiction -- History and criticism.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Added Author Thomason, Elizabeth, editor.
Gale Group.
ISBN 9781414428062 (electronic book)
1414428065 (electronic book)
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