Pearson Classic Short Prose Reader, The, 1st edition

  • Pamela Farvolden
  • Paul Lumsden

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Suitable for undergraduate English composition, English literature, and essay writing.

The Prentice Hall Classic Short Prose Reader is a unique new anthology that offers students twenty-five of some of the best and most often taught essays. This succinct, affordable collection is a must-have for all students of English prose writing. The work of such distinguished authors as Jonathan Swift, Virginia Woolf, and George Orwell, along with that of contemporaries such as Margaret Atwood and Joan Didion, are among the selections. Short introductions preface each essay, leading readers directly into the works of some of the world's most respected writers.

Table of contents


Essay Table of Contents (listed alphabetically by essay title).

Alternate Table of Contents (listed alphabetically by author).


25 essays, each preceded by a short introduction. * indicates Canadian author.

Table of Contents (alphabetical by title).

*Amnesty International: An Address, Margaret Atwood. Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau. The Death of the Moth, Virginia Woolf. A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig, Charles Lamb. *Feeding, Feasts, and Females, Margaret Visser. *A Few Kind Words for Superstition, Robertson Davies. Living Like Weasels, Annie Dillard. A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift. My Wood, E. M. Forster. Notes on Punctuation, Lewis Thomas. Of Marriage and Single Life, Francis Bacon. Of Studies, Francis Bacon. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion, John Stuart Mill. Once More to the Lake, E. B. White. *The Pain of Animals, David Suzuki. Politics and the English Language, George Orwell. *Roughing it in the Bush, Stephen Leacock. Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs, Stephen Jay Gould. Simplicity, William Zinsser. The Story of Service, Jessica Mitford. University Days, James Thurber. A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft. *Where the World Began,Margaret Laurence. Why I Want a Wife, Judy Brady. Why I Write, Joan Didion.

Appendix: Titles listed according to mode.

Published by Pearson Canada (June 1st 2001) - Copyright © 2002