Summary: W. W. Norton proudly announces the Seagull Readers, a new collection of the most frequently taught essays. Ideal for genre or introductory literature courses, the Seagull Readers offer a compact and affordable alternative to larger anthologies. Each volume includes a wide selection of both classic and contemporary works, as well as a thorough introduction to each genre and biographies of the authors.
An inexpensive and portable alternative to bulky antholog ...show moreies, The Seagull Reader: Essays offers 35 essays, from time-honored classics such as Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" to contemporary classics by Maya Angelou, Barbara Ehrenreich, Brent Staples, and Amy Tan, among others. The Seagull Reader: Essays is lightly supplemented by editorial apparatus, including an introduction to the major concepts of the genre, brief headnotes, annotations where necessary, a glossary of terms, and biographical sketches of each author. ...show less