Synopses & Reviews
'With a wide variety of genres, authors, subjects, and styles, The Norton Reader offers the largest and most thoughtfully chosen collection of essays available in one volume. New essays maintain the Reader's long-standing balance of classic and contemporary, canonical and lesser-known selections. The Twelfth Edition also includes important new coverage of visual and spoken textsphotographs, paintings, drawings, and other images that were originally published with the essays.'
About the Author
' Linda H. Peterson (Ph.D., Brown University), General Editor, is a professor of English at Yale University and has published widely on nonfiction prose, notably women's autobiography and Victorian narrative. She has been co-director of the Bass Writing Program at Yale since 1979 and has served as president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. John C. Brereton (Ph.D., Rutgers University) teaches composition at Brandeis University, where he also is the director of the university writing program. His scholarship focuses on the history of rhetoric and the history of teaching English and writing. He formerly taught at The University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author of another Norton book, Writing on the Job.'