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  • More than 2,000 original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays
  • Covers the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from all time periods
  • Entries average 15-20 pages and are geared to readers from schools to colleges to general public
  • Entries include biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context

 

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The acclaimed Scribner Writers series provides students, teachers, and other researchers access to more than 2,000 original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world and from all time periods. Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.  Articles are written by noted literary scholars, and the American Writers and British Writers series are managed and edited by Jay Parini, a novelist and professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College in Vermont. 

In addition to the original collection — American Writers, British Writers, European Writers, and World and Genre Writers — customers will have access to an additional 15 volumes, including World Poets, British Writers Classics, American Writers Classics, Latino and Latina Writers, and more.

Summary: Scribner Writers Online provides original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the globe and from all time periods.  Balancing cultural history with thorough analyses of individual major works, Scribner Writers Online combines acclaimed content from four series: American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection and World and Genre Writers Collection.

Significance: The acclaimed Scribner Writers series provides students, teachers, and other researchers access to more than 2,000 original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world and from all time periods. Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

Source: Scribner Writers Online is comprised of four available Scribner eBook bundles:

  • American Writers Collection
    • African American Writers, 2nd ed., 2-vol. set
    • American Nature Writers, 1st ed., 2-vol. set
    • American Writers, Volumes 1-4, and Supplements 1-21
    • American Writers Retrospective, Supplements 1 & 2 (not available in Scribner Writers Online before)
    • American Writers Classics, Vols. 1 & 2 (not available in Scribner Writers Online before)
    • Modern American Women Writers, 1st ed., 1 vol.
    Note: American Writers is an ongoing series, publishing one new volume per year.
  • British Writers Collection
    • British Writers, Volumes 1-7 and Supplements 1-17
    • British Writers Retrospective, Supplements 1-3 (not available in Scribner Writers Online before)
    • British Writers Classics, Volumes 1 & 2 (not available in Scribner Writers Online before)
    Note: British Writers is an ongoing series, publishing one new volume per year.
  • European Writers Collection
    • The Middle Ages and the Renaissance (volumes 1 and 2)
    • The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment (volumes 3 and 4)
    • The Romantic Century (volumes 5-7)
    • The Twentieth Century (volumes 8-13)
    • Volume 14 includes the index
  • World and Genre Writers Collection
    • African Writers, 1st ed., 2-vol. set
    • Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome, 1st ed., 2-vol. set
    • Books of the Bible, 1st ed., 2-vol. set
    • Latin American Writers, 1st ed., 3-vol. set
    • Latin American Writers, Supplement 1 (not available in Scribner Writers Online before)
    • Latino and Latina Writers, 2-vol. set (not available in Scribner Writers Online before)
    • Mystery and Suspense Writers, 1st ed., 2-vol. set
    • Poets: American and British, 1st ed., 3-vol. set
    • Science Fiction Writers, 2nd ed.
    • Supernatural Fiction Writers, 1st ed., 2-vol. set
    • World Poets, 3-vol. set (not available in Scribner Writers Online before)
    • Writers for Children, 1 vol.
    • Writers for Young Adults, 1st ed., 3-vol. set
    • Writers for Young Adults, Supplement I

Structure: As part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), Scribner Writers Online provides users with an unprecedented combination of functionality and features — giving them even greater access to the esteemed Scribner literature content.

Now, all of the popular Scribner Writers series — including the American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection and World and Genre Writers Collection — are available in eBook format.

This exciting new option makes these award-winning titles accessible online with the robust functionality of the Gale Virtual Reference Library platform, providing users with:

  • Cross-searchable functionality with other Gale eBooks and select resources including Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, LitFinder for Schools,For Students Online and MLA International Bibliography
  • Unlimited simultaneous access from any Internet-connected computer
  • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, MP3 downloadable
  • On-demand translation into 11 languages
  • The ability to print or e-mail articles, create and export article citations in multiple formats and more

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 Provides scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors.

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