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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 August 2, 2001
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780321011145
ISBN-10 0321011147
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 2.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $36.60
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. "Writing About Fiction, Poetry, and Drama" sections offer a brief overview of organizational strategies, research methods, style and MLA style citation. "The Telling of the Tale" is a discussion of the oral roots of short fiction. "The Short Story Genre" an account of the development of the modern short story. "Reading and Analyzing Short Fiction" a presentation of John Cheever's brief story, "Reunion," followed by a discussion of how the elements of fiction-plot, characterization, point of view, theme, setting, style-relate to this and other stories in the book. "An Anecdote: Where Poetry Starts" is a narrative account of a campus poetry reading with a discussion of poetry as oral performance art. "A Brief Note: Literary History and Poetic Conventions" a discussion of how schools of poetry have dominated during certain historical periods. Index of critical terms provides a cross-referenced list of terms covered. For anyone interested in literature.

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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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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.
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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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