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The Norton Introduction to Literature, Portable Edition + Digital Product License Key Folder with Close Reading Workshops, Pause & Practice Exercises, and Writing About Literature Videos, 13th Edition

  • Kelly J. Mays
  • ISBN-10: 0393420469
  • ISBN-13: 9780393420463
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Develop close readers and confident writers—at an affordable price.

This diverse and affordable collection offers the trusted writing guidance students need, along with the exciting mix of stories, poems, and plays instructors want. The Thirteenth Edition adds more contemporary works to engage today’s students and new pedagogical tools to help foster close reading and careful writing, making this book the best choice for helping students appreciate, analyze, and write.


  • A diverse collection of vibrant contemporary pieces and teachable classics The Intro to Literature’s varied selection allows students from diverse backgrounds to see themselves in the book’s pages. Highlights of the Thirteenth Edition include 29 new works, 21 by contemporary writers such as Tracy K. Smith, Terrance Hayes, A. E. Stallings, Joy Harjo, and Ray Bradbury. These current voices join new classroom favorites, including works by Ralph Ellison, A.S. Byatt, and Judith Ortiz Cofer.

  • A proven approach that helps students hone their critical reading, writing, and analysis skills New Close Reading Workshops, 28 in total, are based on a proven approach developed at The University of Texas at Austin and give students step-by-step practice with literary analysis and writing skills. Each Close Reading Workshop focuses on a work in the anthology, and guides students in how to observe, contextualize, analyze, and create an argument based on a close reading of a text such as Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," Toni Morrison’s "Recitatif," and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. The workshops, many of which include audio, are easily assignable, with class reports that allow instructors to see how students' close reading skills improve over the course of the semester.

  • Unmatched support for students The Norton Introduction to Literature provides students with comprehensive writing support in-text and online. The text features "Reading, Responding, Writing" genre openers, 15 examples of student writing, and six Writing about Literature chapters that cover the entire arc of the writing process—from reading notes to the research paper. On Norton’s popular LitWeb site, students have access to eight Writing about Literature videos and Pause & Practice writing exercises that expand on those videos. Norton supports student readers with in-line glossing on every page of Hamlet, making Shakespeare more accessible and enjoyable. And a new combined glossary and index makes it easier for students to review key literary terms and find examples in the book.