A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
Masterplots analyzes the most important works in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the literary canon. Masterplots, Fourth Edition, in twelve volumes, retains the original purpose of the Masterplotsconcept: providing fundamental reference data, plot synopses where applicable, and critical evaluations of a comprehensive selection of English-language and world literature that has been translated into English. The essays are in alphabetical order by title, and each includes an annotated bibliography to aid readers in further study.
LitFinder represents Gale’s core repository of literary works. International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.
The For Students series is an excellent resource for high school and college students, offering rich analysis, context and criticism on the most frequently studied works. The collection includes Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories for Students, and Drama for Students as well as new products, Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students and Shakespeare for Students, 2nd Edition.