With over a million copies in print after just a decade, this revised and expanded edition of one of our very best backlist titles just gets better. Granted, I’m sure it is used in a lot of course adoptions and summer reading programs—but crack it open and you’ll see it’s a pleasure for any reader. Everything is better enjoyed when we understand the rules, and literature is no exception. The bonus here is Foster’s amusing and engaging style.
In addition to revisions throughout, the reissue includes a new preface, new epilogue, and several new chapters. (Inventory managers, this edition replaces ISBN 9780060009427.)
How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines (9780062301673) by Thomas C. Foster. $15.99 trade paperback. 2/25/14 on sale.