Book List in Order:25 titles

  • A richly insightful reading of the King James Bible as a literary masterwork, published for the text's 400-year anniversary The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold ...


  • The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner's fourth novel, was his first attempt at a wholly self-conscious style. Faulkner's willingness to experiment affords his readers no stable perspective from which to comprehend the decline of the Compson family...


  • Each title features: - Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism- Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index- An introductory essay by Harold Bloom....


  • Joseph Heller's World War II satire, Catch-22, poses the moral dilemma of how to remain sane in an insane world. It also introduced the Catch-22 catchphrase into everyday vernacular. This edition offers full-length essays and an index that provides a...


  • Presents the story of Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl who prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. This book also presents a collection of critical essays and an introducti...


  • An allegorical tale of passion, adultery, guilt, and social repression, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter introduces readers to Hester Prynne, America's first fictional heroine. Hawthorne's story is a masterpiece of American fiction, and this ...


  • Each title features: - Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism- Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index- An introductory essay by Harold Bloom....



  • - Presents important and scholarly criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism - Contains notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, an...







  • With a biography of the author, character details, a thematic analysis of each short story, criticism and detailed bibliographies, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the short stories of Isaac Babel....


  • "If readers are to come to Shakespeare and to Chekhov, to Henry James and to Jane Austen, then they are best prepared if they have read Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling," writes Harold Bloom in his introductio...





  • "The indispensable critic on the indispensable writer." -Geoffrey O'Brien, New York Review of Books A landmark achievement as expansive, erudite, and passionate as its renowned author, this book is the culmination of a lifetime of reading, writing a...



  • Chronicling the achievements of such authors as Robert Bloch, Shirley Jackson, and H. P. Lovecraft, a collection of profiles provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on noted horror writers from the first half of this century....


  • Examines the science fiction writings of Edward Bellamy, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Aldous Huxley, C.S. Lewis, Jack London, H.P. Lovecraft, George Orwell, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Olaf Stapledon, and H.G. Wells...







  • "This volume devotes over 100 pages to William Blake, including The Book of Thel and the entire ""Night the Ninth"" from The Four Zoas, as well as excerpts from Milton and Jerusalem. It also includes poems and prose by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, ...