"The current reference work both updates and substantially adds to the previous editions of the Critical survey from which it is partially drawn: the Critical survey of long fiction. English language series, revised edition (1991) and the Critical survey of long fiction. Foreign language series (1984)"--P. vii.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
v. 1. Chinua Achebe-Karel Čapek -- v. 2. Truman Capote-Stanley Elkin -- v. 3. Ralph Ellison-Jamake Highwater -- v. 4. Oscar Hijuelos-Patrick McGinley -- v. 5. Thomas McGuane-J.B. Priestley -- v. 6. V.S. Pritchett-August Strindberg -- v. 7. Jesse Stuart-Émile Zola -- v. 8. Essays, Index.