From the book reviews:
“This is a text for a first-year graduate course in abstract algebra. It covers all the standard topics and has more than enough material for a year course.” (Allen Stenger, MAA Reviews, September, 2014)
Thomas W. Hungerford
"An excellent text from which to teach the beginning graduate survey course in algebra and I would recommend it to anyone considering a text for such a course."―LINEAR AND MULTILINEAR ALGEBRA
About the Author
Thomas W. Hungerford received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Washington and at Cleveland State University, and is now at St. Louis University. His research fields are algebra and mathematics education. He is the author of many notable books for undergraduate and graduate level courses. In addition to ABSTRACT ALGEBRA: AN INTRODUCTION, these include: ALGEBRA (Springer, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, #73. 1974); MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, Tenth Edition (Pearson, 2011; with M. Lial and J. Holcomb); and CONTEMPORARY PRECALCULUS, Fifth Edition (Cengage, 2009; with D. Shaw).