The River Reader

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Author : Joseph F. Trimmer


656 Pages  Hardcover 

11th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009

©2014, Published

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THE RIVER READER, 11th Edition (formerly THE RIVERSIDE READER), is a collection of expository essays arranged by rhetorical modes: narration and description, process and analysis, comparison and contrast, division and classification, definition, cause and effect, and persuasion and argument. A final... more


From the simple to the more complex, a range of readings appears throughout the text, while paired readings offer pro and con perspectives on hot topics.

Annotated and alternate thematic tables of contents facilitate syllabus building and offer flexibility in planning.

An introductory section prom... more

New to this Edition

A new casebook, "The Family," presents variations on the theme of the family. The eight essays and one short story, which are arranged to repeat the patterns presented in the seven rhetorical chapters, illustrate how such strategies enable a writer to investigate a theme from a variety of perspectiv... more