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Literature: A Pocket Anthology
By R. S. Gwynn (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Longman Pub Group
Publication date January 19, 2011
Pages 1367
Binding Paperback
Edition 5th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780205032198
ISBN-10 0205032192
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Original list price $57.20
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A refreshing alternative to voluminous literature anthologies, this compact, inexpensive, and diverse collection of fiction, poetry, and drama provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of literature.  New selections include:

 

  • Short story authors new to this collection include award winners Tobias Wolff, Helen Simpson, and Susan Perabo, as well as the Pulitzer-prize winning Indian-American, Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • The poetry collection brings new selections from classic and contemporary authors, including John Keats, e.e. cummings, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, and Richard Wilbur, as well as fresh models from poets new to this edition including Amy Gerstler, Rebecca Foust, Craig Arnold, Ernest Hilbert and Erica Dawson, whose work brings poetry into the 21st century.
  • The drama section includes Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning comedy The God of Carnage, produced on Broadway with a cast including James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels and reflecting the robust strength of today’s Broadway and of contemporary comedy, as well as Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which brings a classic comedy to this collection for the first time.


  • Editions
    Hardcover
    2 edition from Longman Pub Group (August 1, 2004)
    9780321275905 | details & prices | List price $20.01
    About: The perfect alternative to lengthy literature anthologies, this brief, affordable collection of fiction, poetry, and drama provides a concise but complete introduction to the study of literature, focusing almost exclusively on selections with brief discussion of writing about fiction, poetry, and drama.
    Paperback
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    6 pap/psc edition from Longman Pub Group (August 13, 2014)
    9780321993601 | details & prices | 1019 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $75.20
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    6 poc edition from Longman Pub Group (July 30, 2014)
    9780321942746 | details & prices | 1019 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $67.20
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    The price comparison is for this edition
    5th edition from Longman Pub Group (January 19, 2011)
    9780205032198 | details & prices | 1367 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $57.20
    About: A refreshing alternative to voluminous literature anthologies, this compact, inexpensive, and diverse collection of fiction, poetry, and drama provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of literature.
    4th edition from Longman Pub Group (December 24, 2008)
    9780205655106 | details & prices | 1383 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.64 lbs | List price $51.80
    About: Always a good price with quality selections, the Fourth Edition of Gwynn's Literature:  A Pocket Anthology  continues that tradition.
    3 edition from Longman Pub Group (July 7, 2006)
    9780321366290 | details & prices | 1376 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $50.20
    About: A refreshing alternative to voluminous literature anthologies, this compact, inexpensive, and diverse collection of fiction, poetry, and drama provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of literature.
    2nd edition from Longman Pub Group (August 13, 2004)
    9780321244437 | details & prices | 1454 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $40.00
    About: Key Benefit: The perfect alternative to lengthy literature anthologies, this compact, inexpensive, and diverse collection of fiction, poetry, and drama provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of literature.
    from Longman Pub Group (August 2, 2001)
    9780321011145 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $36.60
    About: The perfect alternative to lengthy literature anthologies, this brief, affordable collection of fiction, poetry, and drama provides a concise but complete introduction to the study of literature, focusing almost exclusively on selections with brief discussion of writing about fiction, poetry, and drama.

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