The 10 Best Literature Textbooks

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An Introduction to Reading and ...
Literature to Go
The Norton Anthology

This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in July of 2018. It might seem obvious, but it turns out that the best way to learn about books is by, you know, reading. These literature textbooks make diving into the written word both enjoyable and rewarding, as they cover a wide swath of acclaimed and important works. You'll hear from a range of diverse voices and you may even find that gaining knowledge is actually fun. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best literature textbook on Amazon.

10. The American Experience

9. An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing

8. A Pocket Anthology

7. Literature to Go

6. The Norton Anthology

5. An Introduction to Reading and Writing

4. African American Literature

3. A Portable Anthology

2. The Language of Literature

1. Norton Anthology of World Literature


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