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The Bedford Introduction to Literature [Hardcover]

Michael Meyer
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February 23, 2010 0312601018 978-0312601010 9th
The Bedford Introduction to Literature is a best-seller for a reason: It brings literature to life for students — helping to make them lifelong readers and better writers. Classic works drawn from many periods and cultures exist alongside a hefty representation of today’s authors, including women, writers of color, and voices that reflect the quirkiness and humor of modern life. There is plenty of support for students, with a dozen chapters of critical reading and writing support, helpful sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers. And, because everyone teaches and learns a little differently, there are lots of options for working with the literature, including in-depth chapters on major authors and case studies on individual works and themes that everyone can relate to.
--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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About the Author

Michael Meyer (Ph.D., University of Connecticut) has taught writing and literature courses for more than 30 years — since 1981 at the University of Connecticut and before that at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the College of William and Mary. His scholarly articles have appeared in distinguished journals such as American Literature, Studies in the American Renaissance, and Virginia Quarterly Review. An internationally recognized authority on Henry David Thoreau, Meyer is a former president of the Thoreau Society and coauthor (with Walter Harding) of The New Thoreau Handbook, a standard reference source. His other books for Bedford/St. Martin's include Poetry: An Introduction (2010), The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature (2009); and Thinking and Writing about Literature (2001).
--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 2206 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St Martins; 9th edition (February 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312601018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312601010
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars won't resell April 16, 2014
By jezebel
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Fabulous selection of stories. Really aimed at making you think and breaking you out of your comfort zone. Worth it even if not required reading.
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Great textbook. Enjoy the large print text. It has great choice of readings and the formatting is well-designed. Will use it as a resource for years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good product February 8, 2014
By Daniel
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Good condition, good price. I'm a college student and saved $40-$60 depending on where I bought this book from. Thanks!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rented January 13, 2014
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I rented this last minute but glad it came right away. The book itself was in mid condition but i rented it so it doesn't matter as long as i got the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bedford Lit Book October 29, 2013
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I am rating this book 5 stars because it was in excellent condition when we received it. This book was for my daughter to use for her English class so I can not give a fair review of the book itself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Required August 20, 2013
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I enjoyed this book, I got it used and it had highlights and a little banged up but totally worth the money. Enjoyed the hundreds of texts it has and good explanations/examples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A textbook that's worth the money June 23, 2013
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The short stories and essays give an overview of what is good about literature. I would recommend it for all aspiring writers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brand New February 16, 2011
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We received an actual copy of the book that did not have writing on it or in it. As a brand new book I found that well worth the price. Thank you for having books accessible at a cheaper price. My son had to buy a Buisiness Law book from a college book store that was $365.00. If we sell it to you guys can we get close to the money back.
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