Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing

Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing Author(s): X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

Difference between 5th and 4th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 5th and 4th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous publications: 4 years (2015 vs 2011).
  • Fifth Ed. of Backpack Literature presents new discussions on:
    • Characterization ans character's motivation (Ch. 3)
    • Historical fiction and naturalism literary genres (Ch. 4)
    • How to read a poem and understand it (Ch. 9)
    • The subjects of myths and the purposes they serve (Ch. 20)
    • Interpretation of the plays (Ch. 23)
    • Ancient Greek drama (Ch. 25)
    • Three types of rhetorical appeals: pathos (emotional), ethos (credibility), and logos (logical) (Ch.29)
  • See difference between 5th and 4rd editions to find 8 new short stories, 23 new poems, 5 new plays, and new dramatic scene.
5th Edition of
Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing
Loose Leaf, 1232 pages
ISBN-10: 0134386590
ISBN-13: 9780134386591
Published by: Longman, August 16, 2015
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Paperback, 1232 pages
ISBN-10: 0321968123
ISBN-13: 9780321968128
Published by: Longman, January 25, 2015
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Paperback, 1200 pages
ISBN-10: 013404763X
ISBN-13: 9780134047638
Published by: Longman, January 30, 2015
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Paperback, 1232 pages
ISBN-10: 013426455X
ISBN-13: 9780134264554
Published by: Longman, July 05, 2015
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4th Edition of
Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing
Paperback, 1232 pages
ISBN-10: 0205151663
ISBN-13: 9780205151660
Published by: Longman, July 25, 2011
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Paperback, 1232 pages
ISBN-10: 0321859464
ISBN-13: 9780321859464
Published by: Longman, May 03, 2012
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3rd Edition of
Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing
Paperback, 1248 pages
ISBN-10: 0205727581
ISBN-13: 9780205727582
Published by: Longman, October 12, 2009
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  • The new 5th edition costs $31.3 more then used book.
  • 4th edition is $24.23 cheaper then the 5th edition.



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