This book is important for anyone taking an AP Literature and Composition course. My students love it, and so do their parents and others who discover what fun learning can be. Some students have to take their books away from their parents so that the kids can study for quizzes I give them. Other teachers like the way these allusions enhance learning in their courses, too. The editors of this volume have a sense of humor, evident in their comments and examples. I have been using this book for many years and panicked when it went out of print. I had my students order copies from any source they could find, either from Amazon.com or from one Amazon suggested. The availability of the book in electronic form now is a bonus since all of us will be using iPads in the future. I hope this book remains available forever.