Synopses & Reviews
The Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political contexts for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 16 sets comprising this series.
The Comprehensive Edition includes all 1,563 essays, the complete contents of all the Scribner Writers titles listed above. Many authors are seen from multiple perspectives. Features 600 photos.