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  • Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $72.00
  • October 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-66494-2
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
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      This unparalleled collection offers the trusted writing guidance students need, along with the exciting mix of the stories, poems, and plays instructors want. The Thirteenth Edition adds more contemporary and diverse works to engage today’s students, and new pedagogical tools—in print and online—help foster close reading and careful writing, making this book the best choice for helping students appreciate, analyze, and write about literature.


      A diverse collection of vibrant contemporary pieces and teachable classics

      Highlights of the Thirteenth Edition include 35 new works, 17 of which are contemporary. Newly added works by contemporary writers as diverse Viet Thanh Nguyen, Tracy K. Smith, and Maya Angelou join classroom favorites such as Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” and Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.  An exciting new thematic album, “The Future,” features new and classic works of science fiction, including Octavia Butler’s “Bloodchild.”

      Unmatched Support for Students

      Our popular LitWeb site has 25 NEW Close Reading Workshops to help students practice literary analysis. Pause & Practice exercises expand upon the six Writing About Literature chapters allowing students to hone specific writing skills.  And in-line glossing on every page of Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes Shakespeare more accessible and enjoyable, in print and online. The ebook further encourages close, active reading—at a fraction of the price.

      The deepest engagement with historical and critical contexts

      Ten contexts chapters tell the story of the story by providing cultural, historical, biographical, or critical context. And 15 thematic albums engage students to give them a greater understanding of key literary works. The context chapters allow students to explore a particular author or work in depth and to interact with scholarly analyses. The thematic albums encourage students to consider a single topic from multiple perspectives and put diverse authors in conversation with each other.

      Unmatched support for instructors

      The Interactive Instructor’s Guide (NEW) will help you to engage students and save course-prep time. There are hundreds of teaching resources in this one searchable, sortable site. And Norton Coursepacks allow you to upload Norton resources into your existing learning management system, including over 60 customizable reading comprehension quizzes.

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