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Literature: A Pocket Anthology, 6th edition

  • R S. Gwynn

Published by Pearson (August 3rd 2014) - Copyright © 2015

6th edition

Literature: A Pocket Anthology

ISBN-13: 9780321942746

Includes: Paperback
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What's included

  • Paperback

    You'll get a bound printed text.


KEY BENEFIT: A compact introduction to literature anthology with diverse selections at an affordable price.


KEY TOPICS: This pocket-sized anthology focuses on selections and apparatus is limited to the essentials. Organized chronologically within each genre, the wide range of selections features both classic and contemporary authors, presenting a diversity of forms and voices. The fiction collection now includes several beloved classics including Nathanial Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace,"  John Updike's "A&P," and Ursula K. LeGuin's "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas." Short story authors new to this collection include award winners Amy Tan Rick Moody, and Johnathan Safran Foer.


MARKET: For anyone who enjoys reading literature, does not want to spend a lot of money, and appreciates a lightweight book.

Table of contents


Experience, Experiment, Expand: Three Reasons to Study Literature

* indicates a selection new to this edition



Introduction to Fiction

The Telling of the Tale

The Short Story Genre

Reading and Analyzing Short Fiction


Nathanel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

           * Young Goodman Brown

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

            The Cask of Amontillado

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)

            A White Heron

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)

           *The Necklace

Kate Chopin  (1851-1904)

            The Story of an Hour

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)

            The Yellow Wallpaper

Willa Cather (1876-1947)

            Paul’s Case

James Joyce (1882-1941)


Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)


William Faulkner (1897-1962)

            A Rose for Emily

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

            *Hills Like White Elephants

Richard Wright (1908-1960)

            The Man Who Was Almost a Man

John Cheever (1912-1982)


Ralph Ellison (1914-1995)

            A Party Down at the Square

Shirley Jackson (1919-1965)

            The Lottery

Hisaye Yamamoto (b. 1921)

            Seventeen Syllables

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

            *Good Country People

Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928)

            A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Chinua Achebe (b. 1930)

            Dead Men’s Path

*John Updike (1932-2009)

            *A & P

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