Including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere's Fan, and Salomé, this collection showcases Wilde's brilliance and timeless wit.
The story of an ancient Roman soldier whose political machinations and military might gain him heroic status, but ultimately lead to his assassination.
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. With comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, including Aristotle, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, as well as 35 readings and a casebook on the state and the individual, it is an extraordinarily versatile text. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.
Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings Tenth Editionby Sylvan Barnet Hugo Bedau
This book is a text--a book about reading other people's arguments and writing your own arguments--and it is also an anthology--a collection of more than a hundred selections, ranging from Plato to the present, with a strong emphasis on contemporary arguments and, in this edition, new modes of argument, from documentary film trailers to political speeches to infographics.
The complete text of the world's great comedies from ancient times to the twentieth century.
Eight Great Tragedies by Sylvan Barnet, Morton Berman, and William Burto
The greatest works of tragedy from the Bard, this book features Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth.
Shakespeare's histories--containing within their crowded tableaux all of the tragedies, confusions, and beauties of human life--are not only drama of the highest order. They also serve as windows through which generations have made themselves familiar with crucial episodes in English history. Included are: Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3; Richard III; and King John.
Wilde's wittiest One thing happens when you read Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"; you are amazed to remember that this play was authored over 100 years ago. For most plays of that era, the average reader tends to lose references and it tends to be stodgy and irrelevant. Not so Earnest, due to the brilliance and imagination of it's playwright.
Literature for Composition is a versatile anthology which has both diverse selections and excellent coverage of writing instruction. The book begins with six chapters on the reading and writing process, followed by a section on literary works and forms, a section on argument, and a thematic anthology. The new edition features updated casebooks on prominent writers as well as a new mini-casebook on The Titanic.
A man's thirst for power ends in tragedy in this Signet Classics edition of one of William Shakespeare's most powerful works. When a trio of witches fortell that Macbeth will become King of Scotland, the brave general is consumed by ambition. Encouraged by his wife to seize the throne, their quest for power leads down a blood strewn path that ends in madness and death in this play that explores the consequences of guilt and corruption. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: * An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater * A special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet * Selections from Raphael Holinshed's The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, the source from which Shakespeare derived Macbeth * Dramatic criticism from A. C. Bradley, Elmer Edgar Stoll, Mary McCarthy, and others * A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions * Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text * And more. . .
Addressed primarily to students in art history courses, the author has much to say on good writing, as he supports it with well-chosen samples. Emphasis on asking the right kind of question when viewing art.
The best-selling guide to writing about art, Sylvan Barnet's A Short Guide to Writing About Art guides students through every aspect of writing about art. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas through effective writing. Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, and essay examination. New to the 11th edition is a chapter on "Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other Materials. " MySearchLab is a part of the Barnet program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, helps students master basic writing skills.
The Newly Revised Signet Classic Shakespeare Series The work of the world's greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars The Winter's Tale.
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