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How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date March 11, 2014
Pages 460
Binding Paperback
Edition Rev lgr
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062326522
ISBN-10 006232652X
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $19.99
Other format details large print
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps readers discover the deeper meanings of novels, poems, and plays by looking at literature with the eyes—and literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. This revised and updated edition contains new chapters, new preface and epilogue, and updated teaching points developed over the last decade.

What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.

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Rev lgr edition from Harpercollins (March 11, 2014)
9780062326522 | details & prices | 460 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $19.99
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Revised edition from Perennial (February 25, 2014)
9780062301673 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
1 edition from Perennial (March 1, 2003)
9780060009427 | details & prices | 314 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Demonstrates how to make everyday reading more rewarding by helping readers understand the symbols, themes, narrative devices and forms, and contexts of literary works.
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Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (February 25, 2014)
9780606355094 | details & prices | 336 pages | 4.75 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $28.15
1 reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 4, 2008)
9781439558171 | details & prices | 314 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.95
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