Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this revised and updated selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world’s most influential poets. From Shakespeare’s classic love sonnets to Hughes’s songs of the African American experience, this series introduces readers to six unique poetic voices from multiple perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author’s style and thematic material. This title provides an exploration of the life and work of 16th-century English writer William Shakespeare, whose poetry is known best for its sonnet form as well as its transcendent descriptions of love.
A survey of the mystery fiction genre, from its detective-story origins and puzzle-solving influences to the famous authors—such as Agatha Christie—whose works have defined the genre over time.
A survey of the horror fiction genre, from its folkloric origins and Gothic influences to the famous authors—such as Stephen King—whose works have defined the genre over time.
Acclaimed writer Jane Yolen employs 15 sonnets, accompanied by brief biographical notes, to tell of the reclusive life and literary innovations of 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson.
This collection of 21 poems offers perspectives on the ever-changing stages of human life, framed by the famous “Seven Stages of Man” monologue in William Shakespeare’s "As You Like It".
This perennial Dickensian favorite about a miser’s startling change of heart is illustratedby Italian artist Roberto Innocenti and reissued for the readers of all the Christmases Yet To Come.
Mark Twain’s classic American story about a boy with a nose for mischief and a knack for avoiding any sort of work is here presented in vibrant detail, with new illustrations by C. F. Payne.