Facts On File's Critical Companion set focuses on the works and lives of the authors that are most often studied at the high school and college level. Using an accessible and user-friendly format, each book contains extensive analyses of a single writer’s works, as well as entries on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences. With its emphasis on critical analysis, combined with in-depth information on each writer's life, this set provides comprehensive, one-stop resources for students and scholars alike.
The first part of each book consists of a brief biography of the writer. The second part contains entries on the writer's works, including characters, crucial historical and thematic information, and critical discussion. The third part contains entries on related people, places, themes, topics, and influences, and the fourth part consists of an appendix, including a bibliography of the writer's work, a bibliography of secondary sources, a chronology of the writer's life, and more.