Gain access to 1,600 original and detailed biographical and critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world. Now students, faculty and other researchers can access these literary references with flexibility and simplicity. Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay, hyperlinks for cross-referencing, a citation and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context. Many authors in the Scribner Writers Series are seen from multiple perspectives through two, three or sometimes four essays. The series is designed to work the way students conduct literary research, therefore, students can go directly to an entry on a specific author, combine search criteria for a much more complex search, or explore thematic and chronological topics to make connections among writers.