The Critical Tradition: Shorter Edition
Third Edition   ©2016

The Critical Tradition: Shorter Edition

David H. Richter (Queens College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-01118-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-01118-5; Format: Paper Text, 1216 pages

A shorter version of the “indispensable anthology for introducing a new generation of students” to literary criticism and theory.

This compact, portable edition of the bestselling anthology of literary criticism presents major documents from Plato to the present. Chronologically arranged, classic texts and a broad survey of contemporary theoretical movements combine with strong editorial support praised for its effectiveness in introducing students to these challenging readings.

For instructors seeking a text that is more affordable and compact than other chronologically comprehensive (hardback) anthologies, and more representative of the sweep of literary criticism than other paperback anthologies, The Critical Tradition, Shorter Third Edition, delivers. Students will appreciate having a smaller, less expensive text that facilitates their learning of literary theory and criticism.