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Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing

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Introduction to Literature; Freshman Composition, second semester, where the focus is on writing about literature. This best-selling anthology of fiction, poetry, and drama was the first to interlock the processes of reading literature and writing about literature. In addition to carefully chosen literary selections, each chapter contains detailed information on and demons ...more
Hardcover, Seventh Edition, 2031 pages
Published July 18th 2003 by Prentice Hall (first published 1986)
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I did not use this book in a course, but bought it as a reference before returning to college after 20 years. The book shines in three ways. First, it provides a detailed explanation of literary terms that need to be understood to succeed in an undergraduate English literature course. Everything from characterization and plot for fiction, to rhythm and symbolic allusion in poetry to tragic and comic vision in drama. Second, it provides concrete explanation, with examples, of how to write analyti ...more
This was a simple and easy to understand English Lit book. I enjoyed it, however it seems to have a little too many descriptive when trying to explain things. The material was a little easier to understand than I thought it should have been, considering it is a college course.
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Of all of the non-major books I've had to purchase, this was one of my favorites. I would have kept it even if the bookstore would not have taken it back.
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