Perrine's Literature

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Authors : Thomas R. Arp; Greg Johnson


1712 Pages  Hardcover 

12th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2010

©2015 , Published


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An authoritative bestseller for over fifty years, PERRINE'S LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, AND SENSE continues to be an essential and highly effective introduction to literature for today's students. Written for students beginning a serious study of literature, the text introduces the fundamental ele... more


Laurence Perrine's exceptional introductions to the elements of literature have provided the template for imitators for more than fifty years. Updated with only the lightest touch, these concise guides to understanding fiction, poetry, and drama remain true to their original vision-and true to the s... more

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The twelfth edition reflects an increased focus on contemporary writers likely to be more familiar and appealing to a broad range of students. New stories include multiple works by such authors as Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost. Contemporary poets Billy Colli... more