The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition

The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition

by Thomas Cooley (Editor)

Paperback(1st ed)



W. W. Norton & Company is proud to present the Sixth Edition of The Norton Sampler.

As a rhetorically arranged collection of short essays for composition, our Sampler echoes the cloth samplers once done in colonial America, presenting the basic patterns of writing for students to practice just as schoolchildren once practiced their stitches and ABCs on needlework samplers. This new edition shows students that description, narration, and the other patterns of exposition are not just abstract concepts used in composition classrooms but are in fact the way we think—and write.

The Norton Sampler contains 63 carefully chosen readings—classics as well as more recent pieces, essays along with a few real-world texts—all demonstrating how writers use the modes of discourse for many varied purposes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393090079
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/1978
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 378

About the Author

Thomas Cooley (PhD, Indiana University) is professor of English at The Ohio State University. In addition to Back to the Lake, he is the editor of The Norton Sampler, The Norton Critical Edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the author of several other books, among them Educated Lives: The Rise of Modern Autobiography in America and The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet: Madness, Race, and Gender in Victorian America.

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