From a Polynesian word meaning
prohibition, a taboo is a social more that should never be broken. This volume discusses the role of the taboo in such works as Dracula, Lolita, Lord of the Flies,
A Rose for Emily, Ulysses, and many more works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.