Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 assembles critical responses to the literatures of the 15th through the 18th centuries, covering writers and works of fiction, poetry, drama, journalism, philosophy, political theory, science, math and other genres from every region of the world. Each of the more than 250 volumes in this long-standing series profiles approximately 3-6 writers, works or topics by providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow end-users to engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about authors, works and literary topics. Introductory essays are written and entries compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts; many include an author portrait. A full citation and annotation precede each of the approximately 50 essays per volume. The series currently covers more than 500 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on literary topics and individual works. Students writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the period will find this a highly useful resource.