"What a Trip" takes readers on a literary journey, a magic-carpet ride that begins in Greece and ends in nineteenth-century America. Its goal is to quench the literary thirst of students and instructors, to whet the most insatiable literary appetite. And that's why it caters to curiosity, housing satire by Juvenal and Horace, essays by Jonathan Swift, and Ben Franklin, short stories by Washington Irving and Herman Melville, and poems by Poe and Dickinson. Additional writers whose works appear in "What a Trip" include: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, William Apess, Thomas Jefferson, Walt Whitman, Edward Arlington Robinson, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ambrose Bierce, Louisa May Alcott, Harriett Jacobs, and Kate Chopin. In addition to the works of these writers, more can be found on the Literature CD that is included. Among these are Homer's "The Odyssey" and "The Iliad", Virgil's "Aeneid", Geoffray Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", the complete works of William Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", and Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". Also on the Literature CD is a contemporary novella by John Brantingham. "What a Trip" features: chapter introductions which give students a historical context for that chapter's readings; Multimedia CDs: the Literature CD and the MoneyWordsTM CD which contains a vocabulary-building program that makes the acquisition of greater word power a simple and painless process; illustrations throughout the book, including those in chapter headings that are representative of the time period; and, interactive exercises found on the MoneyWordsTM CD engage students and enhance vocabulary. Maybe you've seen the competition, if so, you'll know the difference. "What a Trip" is inviting, engaging, fun. A time travelling hippie with whom students "travel" through literature history, outstanding features, and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter make "What a Trip" the quintessential, modern-day textbook.
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co ,U.S.