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Fifty Great Essays (Penguin Academic Series), 4th Edition Paperback – January 14, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0205706785 ISBN-10: 0205706789 Edition: 4th
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One Hundred Great Essays provides that number of the most exemplary and rewarding selections available in the English language. The anthology combines classic essays of great instructional value together with the most frequently anthologized essays of recent note by today's most highly regarded writers. The selections exhibit a broad range of diversity in subject matter and authorship. All essays have been selected for their utility as both models for writing and for their usefulness as springboards for independent writing. An introductory section informs readers about the qualities of the essay form and offers instruction on how to read essays critically and use the writing process to develop their own essays. For those interested in learning about reading, writing and critical thinking by studying examples of great writing. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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<HTML> <BODY> Robert DiYanni is Director of International Services in the Advanced Placement Program at The College Board. Dr. DiYanni, who holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, has taught English and Humanities at a variety of institutions, including NYU, CUNY, and Harvard. He has written and edited more than two dozen books, mostly for college students of writing, literature, and humanities. </BODY> </HTML> --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 4th edition (January 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205706789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205706785
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Burns on February 8, 2007
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I've only had this book for a short time, but I've already put it to good use in my AP classes. It is especially helpful in the Language and composition class. The essays are great, and the discussion questions that follow them are good discussion starters!
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I am using it for my current class and even though in the future I won't be able to use it, it does have a great selection of essays for a cheap price. The new edition, in my opinion, is not as good.
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By Shanay on September 24, 2013
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used it for English class and it was great. basically brand new. no torn pages or anything and lots of helpful tips for essays
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The essays are great. It worked great for my creative writing class
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rose on August 25, 2011
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This book was totally worth the money. I purchased it for an English class at a very reasonable price, but really enjoyed the different essays. I probably would have never purchased it because I've never heard of it before my class, but I'm really glad I did. The book came when it said it would and in the condition that was promised.
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