Greenhaven Press presents a comprehensive yet accessible avenue to literary research and analysis for young adults. This unique anthology series provides an engaging approach to readers seeking literary analysis and criticism of the lives and works of leading American, British, and world authors. Every title in the Literary Companion Series is a user-friendly and lucid resource for young adults researching the world's great literary lives and works. Contributing writers' essays are taken from a broad spectrum of sources and are expertly edited to meet the reading levels of young adults. Every book includes an in-depth biography of the author that emphasizes the social and historical context of his or her life and works. Each essay's introduction summarizes the contributing author's themes and insights and provides a guide for locating main ideas. The addition of vocabulary aids also increases comprehension. This is a series that all teachers of literature and their students will welcome and use. A great resource for any library serving young adults.