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The Seagull Book of Literature, 4th Edition

  • Joseph Kelly
  • ISBN-10: 0393631699
  • ISBN-13: 9780393631692
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Inspire and engage at an affordable price

The best-priced alternative to full-length anthologies, this collection offers a compelling blend of classroom favorites and contemporary literary works. Contained in a portable, flexible volume, you’ll find it fits perfectly into a variety of introductory courses.


  • The best value available Assign the selections you love to teach with apparatus that helps students understand, appreciate, and write about literary works—all at an affordable price. The three-volume edition costs less than any other value-priced anthology, and the genre-specific books on their own cost less than any other comparable collection.

  • Flexible format to fit any course Organized alphabetically by author's last name, with NEW chronological and thematic listings to facilitate historical and thematic connections for Poems and Stories. You'll enjoy maximum freedom in teaching literary works. Individual volumes are also ideal for single-genre courses on fiction, poetry, or drama.

  • Streamlined, accessible apparatus Elegantly distilled headnotes provide students with just enough context and biographical background to read each story, poem, or play intelligently—without interpreting the work for them. Each volume offers a concise introduction to the genre as well as a short guide to writing tailored to the particular features of each genre. Biographical sketches and a glossary of literary terms at the back of the books help students better understand and analyze the literature.

New to this edition

  • Compelling mix of classic favorites and NEW contemporary works From classroom mainstays like Flannery O'Connor, Langston Hughes, and Arthur Miller to a more diverse mix of exciting contemporary authors like Junot Díaz, Mary Oliver, and Quiara Alegría Hudes, The Seagull Book of Literature brings together an enticing and teachable selection of stories, poems, and plays. With 44 stories (6 NEW), 268 poems (17 NEW), and 9 plays (2 NEW), the selections in The Seagull Book of Literature are as abundant as they are affordable.