All of the essential information (and more) users need to research, study and explore literature

Bloom’s Literature contains a wide range of reference essays and scholarly criticism examining great authors – from William Shakespeare to J.K.Rowling – and their works.

Featuring videos of more than 400 famous productions from comedies to dramas to musicals – including Hamlet, Death of a Salesman, Julius Caesar, and The Glass Menagerie – plus video clips featuring major scholars such as Harold Bloom discussing important literary topics.

Bloom’s Literature includes a Literacy Classics eBook shelf containing the full contents of more than 1,000 classic works of literature – most of which were selected from Bloom’s Literary Canon – including the essential works of the most important authors in world history and literature. Researchers can filter these titles by type of work to find what they need.

Bloom’s Literature is an Infobase Database, discounts are available when subscribing to any two or any three databases at the same time (not including Curriculum Video on Demand). Other databases include: Ancient and Medieval HistoryModern World History, World Religions, Science Online. See database list here.

Features

  • More than 400 full length videos of classic plays and films
  • Over 1,000 full-text classic works of literature
  • Author index featuring a wealth of content on the finest contemporary and classic writers from around the world
  • Works index providing overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of thousands of works
  • Character index packed with information on more than 49,000 major and minor literary characters
  • Critical essays from Facts On File’s extensive collection, Harold Bloom’s acclaimed essays, and criticism from the Bloom’s imprint
  • In-depth, full-text entries on literary movements, groups, periodicals, and historical events
  • More than 10,000 questions providing research and writing suggestions on a range of literary topics
  • More than 2,600 full-text poems
  • A complete inventory, by type, of the sources of the content in the database

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