A wealth of new content has just been added to the award-winning Bloom’s Literature, providing instructors and researchers with even more of the essential information they need. Read on to learn more.
100+ Full-Text Short Stories
Bloom’s Literature now includes the full text of more than 100 classic short stories (with more on the way!). Instructors can now easily present examples of various stories for classroom discussion or at-home assignments, as well as permit students to choose among many stories or compare and contrast several stories.
The new short stories include:
- Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”
- Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener”
- Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”
- Jack London’s “To Build a Fire”
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”
- Zora Neale Hurston’s “Spunk”
- Ernest Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”
- and many more!
Each short story is presented in an easily readable format and has a corresponding analytical entry in the database available via Search, allowing students and researchers to enhance their understanding by reading the story alongside criticism of it. The short stories can be found on the platform both by clicking on “Poems and Stories (Full Text)” in the Browse drop-down menu, and in search results under the Literary Works tab.
10,000+ New Timeline Entries
More than 10,000 new timeline entries have been added to Bloom’s browsable timelines, providing students and researchers with an even better, easily accessible reference tool with content they can trust. Compiled by scholars from a wealth of expertly researched and written proprietary sources, these new entries describe major life events and publication landmarks of hundreds of great authors, ranging from Aeschylus in ancient Greece to Alice Munro in contemporary North America. All timeline items can be found in Bloom’s Literature in search results under the Timeline tab.
What Is Bloom’s Literature?
The award-winning Bloom’s Literature database is rich with relevant content on the core authors and works most studied in the high school curriculum. Students will find exactly what they need without having to wade through an uncurated search. Educators will appreciate the thoughtful organization and important curriculum tools to help with lesson plans, assignments, and independent study.
In addition to the new short stories and timeline entries, Bloom’s also features:
- The full contents of more than 1,000 classic works of literature—most of which selected from Bloom’s Literary Canon—including the essential works of the most important authors in world history and literature
- More than 2,600 full-text, searchable poems
- A “How to Write about Literature” feature that offers crucial, exclusive research guidance and advice for students writing essays on great literary works
- A Shakespeare Center that houses in one convenient location a treasure trove of content on all things Shakespeare
- And much more!
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