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Critical Insights: Great Expectations (Info | Start Now)
A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on Charles Dickens' novel, Great Expectations.
Critical Insights: Gwendolyn Brooks (Info | Start here)
With her mastery of traditional verse forms and insightful treatment of race, Gwendolyn Brooks carved a unique space for herself within American poetry.
Critical Insights: I Know why the Caged Bird Sings (Info | Start Now)
A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on Maya Angelou's autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Critical Insights: Isabel Allende (Info | Start here)
The border between fact and fiction has always been a porous one for Isabel Allende.
Critical Insights: James Baldwin (Info | Start here)
Although James Baldwin today holds a secure position in the canon of twentieth-century literature, more than twenty years after his death he still remains one of America's most illusive authors.
Critical Insights: John Cheever (Info | Start here)
This collection provides broad coverage of Cheever and his work. Original essays discuss the basic facts of Cheever's life and critical reputation.
Critical Insights: John Steinbeck (Info | Start here)
Easily one of America's most important novelists, John Steinbeck has been a favorite among readers of all kinds for decades.
Critical Insights: Mark Twain (Info | Start here)
One hundred years after his death, Mark Twain remains one of America's most beloved literary figures.
Critical Insights: Pride & Prejudice (Info | Start Now)
A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice.
Critical Insights: Robert Frost (Info | Start here)
Widely celebrated during his lifetime as the greatest living American poet, Robert Frost remains one of the few poets whose work is enjoyed by scholars and general readers alike.

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