One of a series introducing some of the most exciting works in contemporary fiction. This volume deals with the themes, genre and narrative techniques employed by the authors of four classic American novels: Joseph Heller in "Catch 22", J.D. Salinger in "Catcher in the Rye", Harper Lee in "To Kill a Mockingbird", and Richard Wright in "Native Son". It also features detailed reading plans, questions for essays and discussion, contextual materials, suggested texts for complementary and comparative reading, extracts from reviews, a critical overview, a biography, bibliography and glossary of literary terms.
The Series Editors of Vintage Living Texts have, between them, more than thirty years teaching experience at senior school and undergraduate level. Their association with Vintage - and with the Vintage authors - guarantees a series that is lively and informative and fun.