• ISBN-10: 0-312-53921-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-53921-4
  • Cloth Text , 2272 pages

Ninth Edition   ©2011

Bedford Introduction to Literature

Reading, Thinking, Writing

Michael Meyer , University of Connecticut  

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Where literature lives

The Bedford Introduction to Literature is a best-seller for a reason: It brings literature to life for students — helping to make them lifelong readers and better writers. Classic works drawn from many periods and cultures exist alongside a hefty representation of today’s authors, including women, writers of color, and voices that reflect the quirkiness and humor of modern life. There is plenty of support for students, with a dozen chapters of critical reading and writing support, helpful sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers. And, because everyone teaches and learns a little differently, there are lots of options for working with the literature, including in-depth chapters on major authors and case studies on individual works and themes that everyone can relate to.
"The Bedford Introduction to Literature is the best anthology of literature for an introductory course. No other text comes close."
— S. Elaine Craghead, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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