This first volume of a two-volume survey allows students and instructors to choose among the most important canonical and less familiar texts of the Western literary tradition in Europe and the Americas. NEW on line study resourceThe Companion Website www.prenhall.com/wilkie Prentice Hall's exclusive Companion Website that accompanies both volumes of Literature of the Western World offers tools and support that make it easy for students and instructors to integrate this online study guide with the text. This site is a comprehensive resource that is organized according to the chapters within the text and features a variety of learning and teaching modules: Reference Modules contain Web Destinations and Net Search options that provide the opportunity to expand upon information presented in the text. Study Guide Modules contain a variety of exercises and features designed to help students with self-study. These modules include: essay questions multiple choices built-in e-mail routing option that gives students the ability to forward essay responses and graded quizzes to their instructors Communication Modules include tools such as Live Chat and Message Board to facilitate online collaboration and communication. Syllabus Manager tool provides an easy-to-follow process for creating, posting, and revising a syllabus online that is accessible from any point within the Companion Website. The Companion Website makes integrating the Internet into your course exciting and easy.James Hurt is the author of 'Literature of the Western World, Volume I: The Ancient World Through the Renaissance (5th Edition)', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130186669 and ISBN 013018666X.