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 anthologies, 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.